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Shippers discuss peak season, intermodal, trade wars

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Shippers discuss peak season, intermodal, trade wars

Spending on 3PLs expected to rise 5.5 percent by 2019 as shippers rely upon logistics providers to manage capacity constraints on the highways and rails while offering long-term solutions through technology. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The logistics industry is expected to grow 5.5 percent through 2019 as US shippers rely upon third...

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SSA Marine gets green light for Oakland expansion

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

SSA Marine gets green light for Oakland expansion

Above: The Port of Oakland. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The Port of Oakland and its largest terminal operator, SSA Marine, have agreed to a lease extension through 2027, with options to 2042, giving a green light to SSA to expand its operations to accommodate larger vessels. SSA plans to increase the size of...

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US exports most exposed in China-US trade dispute

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

US exports most exposed in China-US trade dispute

Cotton is the No. 2 containerized US export threatened by China's $34 billion in tariffs. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The $34 billion in tit-for-tat tariffs China and the United States will levy on each other starting July 6 affect 6.2 percent, or 830,095 TEU, of the total China-US container trade of 13.5...

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CMA CGM Containerships Ltd. buy another Europe footprint expansion

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

CMA CGM Containerships Ltd. buy another Europe footprint expansion

  CMA CGM believes expanding into land routes with supply chain services is the key to maintaining growth following the consolidation of the container shipping market. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. CMA CGM has announced plans to acquire intra-Europe specialist Containerships, a targeted acquisition that is aimed at expanding its presence in the continent’s...

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Shaun Stevenson named CEO, president of Prince Rupert Port Authority

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Shaun Stevenson named CEO, president of Prince Rupert Port Authority

Above: A container ship nears the Port of Prince Rupert. Photo credit: Port of Prince Rupert. Shaun Stevenson, vice president of trade development and public affairs at the Prince Rupert Port Authority, will lead the Canadian port’s expansion program as the new president and CEO. The port’s board of directors Tuesday selected...

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Maersk to benefit from India’s fast-track customs approval for APM Terminals

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Maersk to benefit from India’s fast-track customs approval for APM Terminals

  Maersk has been beefing up its logistics solutions for India exports and imports, as it expects Indian container trade to grow at a faster pace this year, after an 11 percent increase in the first quarter of 2018. (Above: APM Terminals' Pune inland container depot in India.) Photo credit: APM...

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Capacity-strapped shippers support US truck driver apprenticeships

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Capacity-strapped shippers support US truck driver apprenticeships

A coalition of trade groups wants Congress to advance a controversial plan that would get younger truck drivers on the road. (Above: A truck stop in California, United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US shippers and distributors stung by rising truck prices want Congress to pass legislation that would put younger truck...

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Logistec CEO urges Canadian government to reassess labor relations

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Logistec CEO urges Canadian government to reassess labor relations

Logistec CEO Madeleine Paquin said the ports, government, and unions need to collaborate “to find solutions to modernize the industrial relations framework to meet our productivity goals as a nation.” (Above: The Port of Montreal.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Canada’s outdated system of industrial relations results in labor contracts at the Port...

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Tariffs, trade uncertainty cloud Canada’s shipping outlook

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Tariffs, trade uncertainty cloud Canada’s shipping outlook

The Canadian economy is “humming,” an economist says, but can it outrun trade disputes with its largest trading partner? (Above: The Toronto skyline.) Photo credit: William B. Cassidy. TORONTO, Canada — The skies over Lake Ontario may be clear as summer arrives here, but the economic and trade outlook is not....

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Prince Rupert port expanding again

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Prince Rupert port expanding again

Beneficial cargo owners in eastern Canada and the US Midwest should welcome the expansion as a step toward preventing a return of the congestion that Prince Rupert experienced last winter. (Above: The Port of Prince Rupert.) Photo credit: Port of Prince Rupert. Less than a year after completion of a terminal...

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