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Rolling in the deep

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Rolling in the deep

[caption caption="Private helicopter landing on Mafi trailers at WW Solutions’ Terminal in Brunswick, GA. Credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean"][/caption]Roll-on, roll-off cargo imports are -- pardon the pun -- on a roll. Volumes through the top US ports handling this cargo saw a decided bounce in the first five months of this...

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Ulrichs named CEO of BBC Chartering

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Ulrichs named CEO of BBC Chartering

[caption caption="Three cranes, a 550 metric ton (mt) ship-to-shore crane, a 320 mt gantry crane, and a 125 mt ship loader, are loaded aboard the BBC Amber at Yangzhong, China for transport to Indonesia. Credit: BBC Chartering"][/caption]Ulrich Ulrichs has been named CEO of Leer, Germany-based BBC Chartering, taking over from...

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Container growth ups Mexico customs reform pressure

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Container growth ups Mexico customs reform pressure

 [caption caption="Shippers and other stakeholders say cargo could be moved into Mexico through the sea and land ports if the customs system were streamlined through a variety of measures. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Mexico’s customs system, sagging under the strain of near double-digit cargo growth at the country’s ports, is in need...

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US truck index signals rebounding demand

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

US truck index signals rebounding demand

[caption caption="A Werner Enterprises truck on Interstate 40 in Arizona. Some data shows the trucking industry is contracting while others have a stronger view of business conditions. Photo credit: Wikicommons."][/caption]Despite gloomy indicators from some quarters, a closely watched index shows trucking industry conditions might not be all that bad.The American...

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Logistics software vet launches process automation venture

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Logistics software vet launches process automation venture

[caption caption="The idea of equipping logistics service providers with machine learning tools to make their processes more efficient and their operations leaner is gaining momentum. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The founder of widely used freight rate management software provider Catapult International has started a new venture that aims to equip logistics companies...

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Maersk joins Indian logistics startup for truckload offering

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Maersk joins Indian logistics startup for truckload offering

[caption caption="Maersk’s newest partner, Bangalore-based BlackBuck, is one of the most capitalized logistics technology startups in Asia, with venture capital investors having poured $285.2 million into the company. Photo credit: Maersk India."][/caption]Maersk has established a strategic partnership with Indian digital freight marketplace BlackBuck to offer its customers online containerized truckload...

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Video: Predictive tools, supply chain mapping vital for tariff uncertainty, Slangerup says

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Video: Predictive tools, supply chain mapping vital for tariff uncertainty, Slangerup says

AGL Chief Executive Jon Slangerup provides a recap of his keynote at the 2019 JOC Gulf Shipping Conference and addresses reactive responses to tariff uncertainty and the vital first step in using new technology for supply chain optimization.JOC Gulf Shipping Conference 2019, Houston, Texas...

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Risk of more Golden Week blanked sailings rises

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Risk of more Golden Week blanked sailings rises

[caption caption="During Golden Week in China, which this year is Oct. 2-7, many factories close and US containerized imports drop substantially. Carriers each year respond by canceling sailings, not only for Golden Week, but also during the several ensuing weeks. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]With spot rates in the eastbound Pacific already...

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WiseTech gains foothold tracking US containers/chassis

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

WiseTech gains foothold tracking US containers/chassis

[caption caption="WiseTech Global is making a big push into the US with the acquisition of Depot Systems, which runs container yards and handles container bookings. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Software company WiseTech Global has purchased Ohio-based Depot Systems, giving the rapidly growing Australian logistics company a foothold in tracking containers and chassis...

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US-Canada truck preclearance moves closer to reality

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

US-Canada truck preclearance moves closer to reality

[caption caption="The number of trucks traversing US-Canada ports of entry was down 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019 on a year-over-year basis, equating to about 1.38 million truck crossings, according to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Canada and the United States have reached a deal...

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