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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.

Port of NY/NJ: Proactive investments helped deal with COVID cargo spike
Port of NY/NJ: Proactive investments helped deal with COVID cargo spike

Peter Buxbaum | October 25, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With dramatic volume increases, future infrastructure expenditures will need to be accelerated.

Auto supply chain under stress
Auto supply chain under stress

Matt Miller | October 25, 2021 | Logistics

A confluence of supply chain snags have created shortages in vehicle inventory, but with EVs on the way, what is the future of the auto supply chain?

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 | Energy | 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

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 | 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 | Energy | Alternative

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

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