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MPP sector in seasonal slowdown… but will it bounce back in the fall?

George Lauriat | July 25, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift

The multipurpose fleet with the breakbulk sector has had a good run and a seasonal slowdown might be just that. But with COVID impacts and a multitude of other disruptive factors, nothing is a given now.

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China, COVID and iron-ore prices

Peter Buxbaum | July 25, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Virus-related shutdowns have negatively impacted steel demand and future uncertainty is depressing ore prices, for now.

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Breakbulk lumber is booming at the Port of Lake Charles

Peter Buxbaum | July 25, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

Louisiana port is also considering development of an offshore wind facility.

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Texas booming with ‘NAFTA 2.0’

Tad Thompson | July 25, 2022 | International Trade

South Texas’ economic growth is booming in large part because of the NAFTA treaty, in Dante Galeazzi’s view.

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Port of Brownsville gets boost from USMCA

Tad Thompson | July 25, 2022 | International Trade

International trade through the Port of Brownsville, TX, is booming.

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Wayfair’s Mento applies comic energy to leading e-commerce supply chain

Paul Scott Abbott | June 20, 2022 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

A former stand-up comedian with three decades of logistics experience, Pete Mento stands out as weirdly unique among top global supply chain executives.

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Cold-storage industry faces workforce issues, inflationary pressure

Peter Buxbaum | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

Americold, the largest player, managed to recover increased costs, but food production has yet to return to normal.

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Notes on AJOT’s Annual Top 100 Containerports A–Z

George Lauriat | June 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

This year’s AJOT’s Top 100 Containerports A–Z is notable for a number of reasons. It is clear from the numbers that volumes are up at ports around the world. It is also obvious that supply chain disruptions have hit the ports hard and containerships sitting at anchor awaiting berths have become a regular feature of port operations.

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Last-mile deliveries: Competition heating up for sites

Peter Buxbaum | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

Whatever the facts and figures surrounding ongoing COVID-19 infections, the public discourse suggests that many political leaders and their voters are over, or want to be over, the pandemic.

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Port of Baltimore enhancing role as East Coast e-commerce gateway

Paul Scott Abbott | June 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With expanded global service offerings and completion of a second 50-foot-draft berth, plus commencement of the much-anticipated Howard Street Tunnel project, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore is enhancing its position as a favored East Coast hub for e-commerce and other trade.

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Top 50 Logistics Tech Providers offers a glimpse into the future of the supply chain

George Lauriat | June 20, 2022 | Shipping Technology

The list, which easily could have contained two hundred Tech companies, was whittled down in part with the object of looking forward to a different supply chain than exists today.

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Maersk expanding supply chain distribution capacity in Canada

Leo Ryan | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

With supply change issues continuing to prevail in Canada, transportation providers are paying increasing attention to offering warehouse space through distribution centers to boost resiliency and competitiveness.

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Time for AI to conquer freight management complexity

AJOT | June 20, 2022 | Shipping Technology

The news hype about AI (artificial intelligence) and the big money investments flowing into the freight and logistics technology space seem to indicate that the industry is making great strides in adopting digitalization and using the latest forms of technology, such as AI.

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Miami floral cargo pushes airport expansion

AJOT | June 17, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airports

Driven in large part by burgeoning volumes of fresh cut flower imports, the Miami International Airport has plans to expand air cargo warehousing space.

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Great Lakes ports benefiting from robust breakbulk trends

Leo Ryan | May 19, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Canadian and U.S. Great Lake ports are upbeat about cargo prospects in 2022.

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Bumps in the road for automakers in 2022

George Lauriat | May 18, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

It looks like 2022 is another bump in the road for global automakers as lockdowns, chip shortages, inflation, rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine and anti-globalization sentiments have combined to dampen automakers’ forecasts for the year. But now, nearly halfway through 2022, what about 2023?

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Transportation and infrastructure difficulties are hobbling Canada’s forest products industry

Peter Buxbaum | May 18, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Supply-chain problems compromise rail service; shortage of industrial space hampers port operations.

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MPV/HL sector face challenges ahead

AJOT | May 18, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project | Maritime | Breakbulk News

Last year we saw the effects of pent-up demand as we moved into the post pandemic phase which overwhelmed the global container fleet and the spillover effect it had on the multipurpose vessels/heavylift (MPV/HL) sector. While the surge has seen some pullback during 2022 there remains some flashing red lights as we move into the summer.

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Ukraine war clouds global steel demand prospects

Peter Buxbaum | May 18, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Conflict has added a large dose of uncertainty to industry projections.

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Supply chain issues energize Great Lakes container developments

Leo Ryan | May 18, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Breakbulk ports in Great Lakes add new dimension to supply chain solution.

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