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Finished vehicle industry grappling with unknowns

Paul Scott Abbott | September 13, 2021 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

As the automotive supply chain grapples with challenges ranging from import volume vicissitudes to continuing COVID-19 pandemic impacts, a quartet of roll-on/roll-off cargo veterans with more than a century of combined industry experience offers hope that a return to some level of normalcy is not far away.

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The unprecedented KCS cross-border acquisition battle: What’s in it for Canadian shippers?

Leo Ryan | September 13, 2021 | Intermodal | Rail

While most of the battle between CP and CN is being played out in the U.S., a significant question looms large: What’s in it for Canadian shippers? John Corey, head of the Freight Management Association of Canada shares his opinion of what this merger might mean for Canadian shippers.

North America’s leading iron ore export hub surging towards new peaks

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

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UK fishing industry forced to adapt to post-Brexit paradigm

Peter Buxbaum | August 23, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

British fishermen were among the most vocal Brexit supporters, long chafing at what they believed to be unfair EU practices that cut into their catch.

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Post-Brexit trade challenging logistics sector to adapt

Matt Miller | August 23, 2021 | International Trade

Scrapping “Kermits”, fines, mountains of custom documents, driver shortages, phased implementation and new shipping routes are all part of post-Brexit trade…with lots more changes to come.

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Practicing extreme agility

Peter Buxbaum | August 23, 2021 | Air Cargo | Air Forwarders

The spike in demand for consumer goods and the chaos that has sown in the ocean freight market has led a growing number of shippers to consider airfreight to get their goods from Point A to Point B.

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Airfreight: A bright spot for carriers

Peter Buxbaum | August 23, 2021 | Air Cargo | Freighters

With ocean shipping in turmoil, the COVID-19 economy has allowed cargo to become a significantly larger part of airline revenues.

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Hong Kong’s trading future

George Lauriat | August 23, 2021 | International Trade

Under the slogan “One Country Two Systems,” Hong Kong enjoyed more economic freedom than any nation in the world.

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Port of San Francisco greets zero emission Energy Observer

Stas Margaronis | July 28, 2021 | Maritime | Energy | Alternative

Katia Nicolet, chief scientist for the Energy Observer, provided a tour and an overview of the renewable energy powered catamaran that arrived at the Port of San Francisco on May 6th and is on its way to Hawaii and Japan.

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Green Shipping Line proposes US feeder ships to deliver offshore wind components

Stas Margaronis | July 26, 2021 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

U.S.-based Green Shipping Line (GSL) is proposing to build the first of what it hopes will be a fleet of feeder ships to transport wind turbine components from U.S. Atlantic coast ports to new Atlantic coast wind farms, according to Percy Pyne, Chairman and CEO.

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US infrastructure spending should boost steel demand

Peter Buxbaum | July 26, 2021 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

The trillion dollar infrastructure plan could stimulate demand for 50 million tons. But it would also add complexity to a volatile global demand and pricing picture.

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Breakbulk volumes and rates gain in global shipping resurgence

Peter Buxbaum | July 26, 2021 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

The question remains how long can it last?

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Heineken supports Dutch battery-powered container carrier

Stas Margaronis | July 26, 2021 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

This summer the Netherlands will see the deployment of a self-propelled container barge utilizing battery power, an undertaking supported by a long-term contract with the Dutch beer maker Heineken.

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USMCA – A year after

Matt Miller | July 26, 2021 | International Trade

It’s been a year since the USMCA free trade agreement was consummated between the three North American nations: the United States, Mexico and Canada. Whether the USMCA is a good deal, bad deal or something else altogether, is still being debated. But what is becoming increasingly clear one year later is the USMCA is better than no deal at all.

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SeaCube strengthens surging reefer container business

Tad Thompson | June 21, 2021 | Logistics

SeaCube Containers LLC in recent years has emphasized the development of its refrigerated container leasing business. That skyrocketing business now represents 68% of the firm’s fleet asset investment.

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West Coast perishable exports

Tad Thompson | June 21, 2021 | Logistics

Covid disrupts Northwest exports

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Top 100 Containerports: Containerization’s great rebound…and why

George Lauriat | June 21, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

There have been very few years in which global container throughput – TEUs handled by containerports – has failed to grow…that is until the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown global economies.

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E-commerce growth pushes investors to ‘infill’ properties

Peter Buxbaum | June 21, 2021 | Logistics

Scarcity of available sites sends industrial real estate rents soaring and sticker shock is setting in.

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Post-COVID demand for pharma cold-chain facilities on the rise

Peter Buxbaum | June 21, 2021 | Logistics

Costs and risks could dampen marketplace supply response.

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Micro-fulfillment: The future of grocery e-commerce

Peter Buxbaum | June 21, 2021 | Logistics

Small warehouse facilities in population centers facilitate super-quick deliveries

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