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US freight economy ‘rebalancing’: US Bank

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

US freight economy ‘rebalancing’: US Bank

[caption caption="US Bank foresees trucking recovering some speed lost in 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The US freight economy is “rebalancing” in early 2020 after taking a hit in the fourth quarter, according to Bobby Holland, US Bank vice president and director of freight data solutions. An increase in housing permits in...

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The State of Intermodal

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

The State of Intermodal

STRENGTHEN YOUR STRATEGY WITH INTERMODALAmid mounting disruptions to the transportation industry, now is the time for shippers to both diversify shipping strategies and lock in relationships with strategic intermodal carriers. Read this guide to learn about the mounting disruptions to consider when planning your transportation strategy and how to:Increase on-time delivery...

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Lunar New Year calm sets path for less volatile trans-Pacific

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Lunar New Year calm sets path for less volatile trans-Pacific

[caption caption="Industry analysts project that going forward into the spring trade conditions in 2020 should resemble the years before the US-China trade war was launched in 2018. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Spot rates in the week leading up to the start of the Lunar New Year on Saturday were basically flat, and...

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Container carriers gaining greater control of market

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Container carriers gaining greater control of market

[caption caption="Container lines blanked 253 sailings in the east-west lanes in 2019 compared with just 145 skipped voyages in 2018. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Container shipping this year will continue to evolve away from its volatile past, with carriers taking more control of a market that, for most of the post-financial crisis...

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Mexican port volumes in 2019 lowest in six years on slowing economy

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Mexican port volumes in 2019 lowest in six years on slowing economy

[caption caption="Cargo volumes through the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, fell by 3.8 percent in 2019, including a 7.2 percent decline in exports, according to Mexican government figures. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com "][/caption]Cargo volumes through Mexican ports fell in 2019 for the first time in six years as the country and some of...

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Strong global growth offsets flagging trans-Pacific in 2019: OOCL

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Strong global growth offsets flagging trans-Pacific in 2019: OOCL

[caption caption="OOCL has reported a good first year under the ownership of Cosco Shipping. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]OOCL shrugged off the lagging trans-Pacific trade to post a solid operational result for 2019, its first full year as a Cosco Shipping subsidiary, with all the carrier’s other trades reporting increases in both...

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VIDEO: Redrawing the NA logistics map (Sponsored)

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

VIDEO: Redrawing the NA logistics map (Sponsored)

Sponsored: Georgia Ports' Chief Operating Officer Ed McCarthy summarizes his JOC Inland Distribution Conference panel on the factors shifting cargo to the East Coast, the evolution of logistics hubs, and the greatest misconception about the port of Savannah.2019 JOC Inland Distribution Conference, Chicago...

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CN taking more hands-on approach to create ‘Prince Rupert’ of the east

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

CN taking more hands-on approach to create ‘Prince Rupert’ of the east

[caption caption="PSA Halifax, formerly known as Halterm and owned by Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, sits on the deepest harbor on the East Coast of North America and can handle ships up to 16,000 TEU. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway (CN) aims to replicate in Eastern Canada...

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Port of Mobile, ro-ro partners commit to new terminal

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Port of Mobile, ro-ro partners commit to new terminal

[caption caption="A new auto terminal at the Port of Mobile (above) will handle up to 150,000 units of rolling stock per year when completed in early 2021. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The Alabama State Port Authority and AutoMOBILE International Terminal (AIT) have signed a concession agreement for the $60 million roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro)...

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Breakbulk & Project Cargo Returns to Nola

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Breakbulk & Project Cargo Returns to Nola

Port of New Orleans Commercial Director Janine Mansour joins JOC's Janet Nodar to announce the return of the Breakbulk and Project Cargo Conference to New Orleans 27-29 April 2020. ...

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