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AJOT’s 2021 Top 100 North American Trucking Companies
AJOT’s 2021 Top 100 North American Trucking Companies

AJOT | December 20, 2021 | Intermodal | Road

AJOT's 2021 Top 100 North American Truck Company list

North America’s middle ground: New cargo routes to and from the Midwest
North America’s middle ground: New cargo routes to and from the Midwest

Peter Buxbaum | December 20, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The pandemic-fueled supply-chain mess has spurred innovations, including greater use of air cargo, Gulf and Great Lakes ports

Observations from the news of 2021
Observations from the news of 2021

George Lauriat | December 20, 2021 | International Trade

Twenty-twenty-one was clearly an inflection point for international trade and transportation. It is clear that the year 2021 was like no other.

M&A reshaping trucking industry
M&A reshaping trucking industry

George Lauriat | December 20, 2021 | Intermodal | Road

Call it a sell off, an industry consolidation or simply a pay day for trucking companies surviving COVID-19, the end result is the trucking landscape is being reshaped and reshaped quickly.

Amerijet handled pharma challenges long before COVID-19
Amerijet handled pharma challenges long before COVID-19

Tad Thompson | November 22, 2021 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Established and steady within the busyness of pharmaceutical industry logistical challenges is Amerijet.

Global transportation critical to pharmaceutical crisis mitigation
Global transportation critical to pharmaceutical crisis mitigation

Tad Thompson | November 22, 2021 | Air Cargo | Freighters

The healthcare supply chain is battling a public immunization effort that has attained previously-unimaginable complexities. The transportation of temperature-sensitive and precious vaccines is central to controlling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Industry stakeholders encouraged by current trends
Industry stakeholders encouraged by current trends

Leo Ryan | November 22, 2021 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

In both western and eastern Canada, breakbulk activity is on the rise – as seen in strong shipments of steel, forest products and construction materials as well as wind energy components. The overall project cargo sector is re-bounding from production delays and other pandemic-related challenges.

Canadian softwood lumber: US tariffs, domestic capacity and supply-chain chaos
Canadian softwood lumber: US tariffs, domestic capacity and supply-chain chaos

Peter Buxbaum | November 22, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

With the supply chain for building materials clogged, Canadian exporters and United States importers of softwood lumber want the Biden administration to do something about the U.S. tariffs imposed on that commodity.

Wood pellets – a growing industry along the Gulf of Mexico
Wood pellets – a growing industry along the Gulf of Mexico

Peter Buxbaum | November 22, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

Earlier this month, Enviva, a Maryland-based producer of wood pellets, announced its first industrial contract with an unnamed European customer.

Conference tackles big questions facing steel industry
Conference tackles big questions facing steel industry

Manik Mehta | November 22, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

From port congestion and infrastructure bill to “Green Steel” – SSS Conference in Miami tackles a myriad of issues affecting steel industry and trade

Planning, innovation help meet challenges in shipment of project, breakbulk cargos
Planning, innovation help meet challenges in shipment of project, breakbulk cargos

Paul Scott Abbott | November 22, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift

As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, third-party logistics leaders are turning to time-honored approaches entailing collaborative planning and innovative solutions to meet such present challenges as skyrocketing freight rates and tight truck capacity in keeping project and breakbulk cargo shipments moving.

WindAge – US East Coast ports prepare for the new age of offshore wind power

Matt Miller | November 22, 2021 | Energy | Alternative

Bipartisan infrastructure bill – good for aluminum

Peter Buxbaum | November 22, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

The steel and aluminum tariffs deal – more politics than trade
The steel and aluminum tariffs deal – more politics than trade

Peter Buxbaum | November 22, 2021 | International Trade | Commodity

The bottom line is that the traditional Atlantic allies are working together again on common interests.

Cold storage space is at a premium
Cold storage space is at a premium

George Lauriat | November 08, 2021 | Logistics

Cold storage space is at a premium in North America and there is little sign of a let up.

Port of LA’s Seroka: Sweeper ships will relieve terminal congestion and take empties back to Asia
Port of LA’s Seroka: Sweeper ships will relieve terminal congestion and take empties back to Asia

Stas Margaronis | November 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

“Sweeper Ships”, ships deployed for the purpose of picking up empty containers for repositioning, have for years been an instrument in the ocean carriers’ tool box to balance container flows in extreme circumstances.

Refrigerated cargoes expected to continue growth into 2022
Refrigerated cargoes expected to continue growth into 2022

Peter Buxbaum | November 08, 2021 | Logistics

As will freight rates – but preferential treatment and technology deployment will help mitigate supply-chain problems.

Chassis-management innovations – providing a partial solution to supply-chain congestion
Chassis-management innovations – providing a partial solution to supply-chain congestion

Peter Buxbaum | November 08, 2021 | Intermodal | Road

Interoperable pools, grounded terminals and digital technologies can speed cargo cycles and promote more efficient utilization of chassis, trucks and terminals.

LB’s Cordero defends surcharges on carriers as “bold measures” needed to address congestion crisis
LB’s Cordero defends surcharges on carriers as “bold measures” needed to address congestion crisis

Stas Margaronis | November 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero defended surcharges that the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles propose to assess on ocean carriers, which he said were necessary to alleviate the congestion crisis at the two ports.

ContainerPort Group – weathering the supply-chain storm
ContainerPort Group – weathering the supply-chain storm

Peter Buxbaum | November 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

National drayage carrier copes with congestion with technology and a focus on customers and drivers.

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