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Port of Baltimore moving forward as berth, tunnel projects advance
Port of Baltimore moving forward as berth, tunnel projects advance

Paul Scott Abbott | May 24, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With its second 50-foot-deep container berth nearing completion and the long-awaited Howard Street Tunnel project advancing, the Port of Baltimore is moving ahead to offer further benefits from its propitious location.

First US-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier being built in 35 years
First US-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier being built in 35 years

Leo Ryan | May 24, 2021 | Maritime News | Bulk

Named after the company president, the Mark W. Barker is scheduled to enter commercial service during the 2022 navigation season.

Upbeat outlook for 2021 Seaway season
Upbeat outlook for 2021 Seaway season

Leo Ryan | May 24, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The 2021 season on the St. Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes maritime corridor is barely two months old, but the overall outlook has been encouraging for ports and shipping lines closely involved in the waterway linking the Atlantic Ocean to the industrial heartland of North America.

CIT: Digitizing the chassis business
CIT: Digitizing the chassis business

George Lauriat | May 24, 2021 | Shipping Technology

Make no mistake about it. The chassis business is tough. Keeping a chassis available and knowing where the chassis is (and has been) and what it will be doing next is difficult to track. Making sure that it is road-worthy requires constant care and attention to detail and doing that all cost effectively is challenging. That’s where CIT comes in.

SMC3 technology platform assists LTL through change
SMC3 technology platform assists LTL through change

Matt Miller | May 24, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

One year back, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation was in a tailspin. The pandemic had triggered a lockdown. The economy was cratering. Orders were summarily cancelled. Shippers, wholesalers and merchants were desperately trying to survive, and carriers were caught up in the downward spiral.

Demand for US agricultural products booming
Demand for US agricultural products booming

George Lauriat | May 24, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

The demand for U.S. agricultural products is booming. But the future may hinge on a fragile deal.

Wind cargo growing at US Great Lakes ports
Wind cargo growing at US Great Lakes ports

Leo Ryan | May 10, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News

Wind power keying project cargo moves ports on the US Great Lakes.

Tide lifts all ships: MPVs boosted by dry bulk sector
Tide lifts all ships: MPVs boosted by dry bulk sector

George Lauriat | May 10, 2021 | Maritime News | Bulk

The dry bulk shipping market is experiencing a boom market that extends from the largest classes of ore carriers down to even handy-sized carriers

Super cycle: Dry bulk shipping making historic run
Super cycle: Dry bulk shipping making historic run

George Lauriat | May 10, 2021 | Maritime News | Bulk

With May here, surprisingly the Baltic Dry Bulk Index (BDI) breached 3,000 points. It’s the highest the BDI has reached in over a decade. It’s no surprise that the underpinnings of the BDI surge are the demand in China. Still, the surge has many contributing, and potentially volatile, components. And the question is how long will the upside of the super cycle last?

Steel: Is China overproducing again?
Steel: Is China overproducing again?

Peter Buxbaum | May 10, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

The Chinese government has committed more than once to curbing its excess steel-producing capacity, a condition which contributed to a pre-COVID glut of steel in global markets.

Robust outlook for breakbulk/wind energy shipments in Canada
Robust outlook for breakbulk/wind energy shipments in Canada

AJOT | May 10, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News

Renewables key component to Canada’s “Green Recovery”

Will Biden ditch the Trump tariffs?
Will Biden ditch the Trump tariffs?

Peter Buxbaum | May 10, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

International pressures may motivate the President to act. But engaging China is a nagging issue.

Spliethoff: A centenarian prepares for its next century
Spliethoff: A centenarian prepares for its next century

Peter Buxbaum | May 10, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Multi-purpose carrier has diversified its vessels, cargoes, and services over 100 years

APSEZ, India’s main port development group looks to grow regionally
APSEZ, India’s main port development group looks to grow regionally

Manik Mehta | May 10, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Indian strategy aims to build ports in region to augment its maritime and also security interests.

AJOT’s Top 50 Logistics Tech Providers 2021

AJOT | May 10, 2021 | Logistics | Shipping Technology

IT logistics providers provide big lift to stressed supply chain
IT logistics providers provide big lift to stressed supply chain

George Lauriat | May 10, 2021 | Logistics | Shipping Technology

IT logistics providers come in all sizes, come from various sectors and offer a dazzling array of services to supply chain practitioners.

Ocean Carrier Alliances – The Tripartite
Ocean Carrier Alliances – The Tripartite

George Lauriat | April 20, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

The real structure of the global supply chain resides in the ocean carrier alliances. From an organizational perspective, it is the service schedules within the big three ocean carrier alliances that provide the framework for the global supply chain.

Port of Hueneme’s Decas says fruit volumes and autos rose in 2020 despite COVID-19
Port of Hueneme’s Decas says fruit volumes and autos rose in 2020 despite COVID-19

Stas Margaronis | April 19, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of Hueneme Director Kristin Decas told AJOT, “We are very busy” after the Port saw a rebound in business following downturns related to the COVID virus in 2020. Decas expects volumes for autos to rise 1% and volumes for fruit to rise 3% over 2020 levels.

Canadian West Coast ports weathering pandemic challenges
Canadian West Coast ports weathering pandemic challenges

Leo Ryan | April 19, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Despite the unprecedented global challenges of COVID-19, the leading ports on Canada’s West Coast are still enjoying robust trade with Asia. Vancouver and Prince Rupert even broke cargo records in 2020, with container trends continuing to show strength in 2021. And the Port of Nanaimo, in partnership with DP World, is expanding a major regional, shortsea project with a container-on-barge service.

Lynden helps deliver critical vaccines and supplies to far flung Alaskan communities
Lynden helps deliver critical vaccines and supplies to far flung Alaskan communities

Matt Miller | April 19, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News

As the dominant freight transport operator in Alaska, Lynden has decades of experience figuring out how to deliver goods to far-flung towns in villages spread out over vast territory. That’s centered on multi-modal transport — planes, barges, trucks — but also includes the recent development of such novel kinds of carriers as the Pistenbully Snowcat. (More about that in a bit.)

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