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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.)