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Transportation at what cost?
We always seem to forget the effect operating cost has on the supply chain. With fuel and transport rates forever in flux and on our radar, we tend to overlook the less noticeable “costs of doing business” that are not always measured in dollar values. These manifest themselves in port delays and increased transit time.
Teamsters Call On Ports Of LA/Long Beach To Ban Trucking Companies Who “Misclassify” Drivers
Fred Potter, director of the Teamsters Union Port Division, in an interview with AJOT said the Teamsters are calling on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to “ban trucking companies from Port property when they illegally misclassify truck drivers” as independent contractors.
Brussels Airport Limps Slowly on Road to Recovery After March 22 Deadly Attacks
Things had been looking pretty well earlier this year for Brussels Airport which was moving towards realizing its management’s vision to someday transform the airport into a hub despite the fierce competition from other European airports that are already far ahead of Brussels in terms of passenger and cargo volumes.
Broad coalition files suit against U.S. Coast Guard for drastic Great Lakes pilotage fee increase
As largely anticipated, a legal challenge has been mounted by a broad coalition of U.S. Great Lakes ports, foreign-flag carriers and maritime trade associations in Canada and the United States against the U.S. Coast Guard’s recent decision to dramatically increase Great Lakes. pilotage rates.
The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) Conference
The VMA conference provoked many questions about the potential anti-competitive behavior with ocean carrier alliances… And lets not forget SOLAS - you only have 6 weeks.
E-commerce, lower East Coast rates, more inland ports offer opportunities for logistics
The logistics industry can expect to see increasing opportunities with the growth of e-commerce and greater demand for inland port facilities, while Savannah and other U.S. East Coast seaports can look to benefit from lower all-water rates, according to industrial real estate expert Curtis Spencer.
Top 50 Containership Carriers
A snippet from AJOT's Ocean Carrier Review 2016 coming in this weeks edition!
CSX’s CCX Facility Project hits the first hurdle
The proposed CCX facility that will serve as a major hub connecting NC ports to the entire CSX rail network is estimated to bring well over $300 million in long term public benefits, and almost $100 million in benefits to the state's economy in the first year.
Nucor exec opens New Orleans event with plea for infrastructure, fair trade
Fair global trade practices and greater U.S. infrastructure investments are essential to the success of American business, a steel industry executive said today [April 13] in opening the Critical Commodities Conference in New Orleans.
Nova Scotia mega container port project gaining traction
After marking time for several years, an ambitious project to build a mega deep-sea container port at a greenfield site in Sydney on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia appears to be gaining traction though key pieces of the puzzle still need to fall into place. And it has a new name: Novaporte together with an adjacent logistics park called Novazone. Both are conceived to operate within a Foreign Trade Zone.

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