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New APM Terminals in Plaquemines shows importance of Gulf Ports and Marine Highway
Sandy Sanders, executive director, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD), says the Port’s planned APM Terminal will demonstrate the importance of Gulf Coast ports as means of reducing port congestion while the Port’s support of a new Marine Highway service will demonstrate the advantage of moving large numbers of containerized imports and exports off congested highways and on to waterborne transport.
Using Tech as a Competitive Edge to Combat the Driver Shortage
It’s harder and harder to find drivers today. With increased regulations and volatile markets, what used to be a profession of wanderlust and freedom of the road is struggling to attract top driving talent.
C.H. Robinson: Millions at stake for shippers awaiting decision on China tariff refunds
The potential reinstatement of Section 301 tariff product exclusions could give businesses the change to save costs moving forward or even take advantage of retroactive refunds.
More floods in British Columbia worsen Port of Vancouver’s supply chain issues
After torrential rains called the ‘storm of the century’ hammered British Columbia’s southern interior in mid-November, submerging many communities and critical rail and road links with Canada’s largest port, the supply chain crisis appears to be getting from bad to worse, with the third rainstorm that began Wednesday.
Railroads converting to batteries could save $94 billion in two decades
Berkeley National Lab says, U.S. Class 1 railroads converting to batteries could save $94 billion over 20 years and reduce pollution.
Building the future of freight forwarding
Freight forwarders are the unsung heroes of global trade. Whenever there’s a new supply chain shock, they are the companies we rely on to react fastest, to problem-solve strategies for the world’s foremost brands and manufacturers and, ultimately, to maintain the flow of goods.
4FOLD Containers compress four empties into one
4FOLD Containers will compress four empties into one unit to be tested in Shanghai-Chicago-Shanghai experiment
2021 “An interesting year” for MPPs
Last February I wrote an article entitled “Container Crisis Opportunity in the Multipurpose Sector” [AJOT Issue #718, Breakbulk Quarterly, page 9] concluded the article by saying “It should be an interesting year,” and 2021 didn’t disappoint.
DOT’S Buttigieg supports more marine highway shipping to shift some port truckloads off roads and onto waterways
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that he supports an increase in federal funding for so-called ‘Marine Highway’ vessels to shift port containers off highways and on to the nation’s waterways.
IMC’s George urges ‘peel off’ to increase truck turns and reduce LA/LB Port congestion
A ‘peel pile’, ‘peel-off’ or ‘flow stack’ is a concept first introduced in 2015 that is getting more usage at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a result of the increase in 2021 import cargo congestion, according to Mason George, president of IMC Companies, National Accounts.
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