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LATAM pandemic recovery underway
LATAM pandemic recovery underway

George Lauriat | October 11, 2021 | International Trade

Damage Done. When COVID-19 hit Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020, the region was already reeling with economic and political uncertainty threatening in some fashion nearly every nation from Mexico to Argentina.

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston delivering big-ship-handling capacity
South Carolina’s Port of Charleston delivering big-ship-handling capacity

Paul Scott Abbott | October 11, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With this year’s opening of the first U.S. greenfield container terminal in more than a decade plus significant modernization of its venerable Wando Welch Terminal, the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Port of Charleston is exceptionally positioned to fluidly move burgeoning volumes on and off megacontainerships.

North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington offering supply chain diversification
North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington offering supply chain diversification

Paul Scott Abbott | October 11, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

In these challenging times, when shippers are assertively seeking supply chain diversification, the expanding facilities of the North Carolina State Ports Authority’s Port of Wilmington are offering a highly efficient, congestion-free alternative for moving both temperature-controlled and nonrefrigerated cargos.

Building back better in Brazil
Building back better in Brazil

Peter Buxbaum | October 11, 2021 | International Trade

The largest economy in Latin America is aiming to build a transformative post-pandemic infrastructure with investments in technology and green energy, representing opportunities for U.S. companies.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System sees increase in construction materials over 2020 tonnage
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System sees increase in construction materials over 2020 tonnage

AJOT | October 11, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Asphalt, cement and clinkers surge over 2020 numbers

21st century offshore wind power and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920
21st century offshore wind power and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920

Matt Miller | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

Just over a century ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the “Jones Act”, to protect the nation’s maritime interests. On the verge of potentially the greatest maritime industry boom since World War 2, the question of how to balance the dictates of the Jones Act and the commercial demands of Offshore Wind Power is a multi-trillion dollar question.

Canada’s Pinnacle Logistics Solutions fosters out-of-the-box transportation packages
Canada’s Pinnacle Logistics Solutions fosters out-of-the-box transportation packages

Leo Ryan | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News

From its base in Cambridge, southwestern Ontario, Pinnacle Logistics Solutions relies on the Great Lakes region for a substantial portion of its business. But its reach stretches to much of North America and this past summer a joint venture in the Western Arctic added a still wider dimension – quite an achievement for an enterprise with just 16 employees.

Project cargo outlook climbing at Canadian ports
Project cargo outlook climbing at Canadian ports

Leo Ryan | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With breakbulk activity already posting robust trends at key Canadian ports, the project cargo outlook is showing evidence of beginning to bounce back from equipment-production delays and other pandemic-related challenges.

Offshore wind energy: the global picture
Offshore wind energy: the global picture

Peter Buxbaum | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

Significant progress has been made, but not enough capacity is planned to achieve climate goals: report

Multiple US port communities vying for piece of the offshore wind energy supply chain
Multiple US port communities vying for piece of the offshore wind energy supply chain

Peter Buxbaum | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

In August, the Port of Virginia reached an agreement to lease 72 acres of the 287-acre Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Dominion Energy for the staging and pre-assembly of components for the 2,600-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind farm.

New Jersey prepares for its wind port
New Jersey prepares for its wind port

Peter Buxbaum | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

Some legal arrangements were finalized over the summer, while the issue of dredging still overhangs the project

New Jersey wind port having ripple effects on regional economy
New Jersey wind port having ripple effects on regional economy

Peter Buxbaum | September 27, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

The New Jersey Wind Port is no longer merely on the drawing boards. Activity related to its construction has begun in earnest. On September 9, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh ceremonially broke ground on the Salem County facility, which is slated as a marshaling port for the U.S. offshore wind industry.

Timber!!! – The ups and downs of the volatile forest products market
Timber!!! – The ups and downs of the volatile forest products market

George Lauriat | September 23, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

In the past twelve months, prices for lumber and forest products hit a historic high and then pricing crashed. What’s next?

The Ro/Ro industry tackles decarbonization
The Ro/Ro industry tackles decarbonization

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Carriers and shippers are working toward reducing emissions and exploring other solutions

Factors to consider when striving to meet unprecedented chassis demand
Factors to consider when striving to meet unprecedented chassis demand

AJOT | September 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

The unprecedented demand for chassis that began during the pandemic in 2020 is expected to continue through 2021 – and most likely into 2022. This is why carriers must consider these key factors when leasing chassis to successfully meet their needs in this challenging environment: chassis condition, leasing flexibility and service quality.

Rail links keep cargo moving in and out of Midwest ports
Rail links keep cargo moving in and out of Midwest ports

Paul Scott Abbott | September 13, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Even absent traditional intermodal container activity, rail links offer vital connections for proficiently moving cargo in and out of Midwest lake and river ports. And leadership of Port Milwaukee is hoping a sought-after intermodal facility will further rail’s role in the region.

Post-pandemic recovery invigorates Canadian ports
Post-pandemic recovery invigorates Canadian ports

Leo Ryan | September 13, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

A year ago at this time, the great majority of Canadian ports were suffering cargo declines as the devastating COVID-19 was in full flight and the global economy was being hammered by the worst downturn in decades.

Revisitng the Heartland Corridor project 11 years later
Revisitng the Heartland Corridor project 11 years later

George Lauriat | September 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

It’s almost exactly 11 years since the “Heartland Corridor” opened for business, providing an intermodal link from the Port of Norfolk, Virginia to, as the name implies, the U.S. Midwest “Heartland” with Chicago as the nominal end point.

Labor shortages imperil intermodal performance
Labor shortages imperil intermodal performance

Peter Buxbaum | September 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

It’s not just a lack of truck drivers these days, it’s also fewer terminal and warehouse workers contributing to record equipment turnaround times and clogging the system.

It’s a matter of trusts… Kansas City Southern saga begins again
It’s a matter of trusts… Kansas City Southern saga begins again

George Lauriat | September 13, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

On August 31st, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) rejected the “voting trust” proposed by the Canadian National Railway (CN) in its pursuit to procure Kansas City Southern (KCS) rail.

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