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Montreal port encourages off-hour cargo pick-up

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Montreal port encourages off-hour cargo pick-up

Montreal’s extended gate hours have improved fluidity since their introduction in September. Now, amid rising volume and construction, among other factors, port officials would like to see the off-hours cargo pickup continue to trend higher to further decease congestion.

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What US truck shippers need to watch in 2019

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

What US truck shippers need to watch in 2019

The electronic logging device transition period has passed and the trucking industry has found a new normal. On the rails, intermodal volume has grown each week, year over year — except week one. What do the aforementioned mean for rates and capacity, for each?

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US spot truck rates rise despite ‘muted’ peak

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

US spot truck rates rise despite ‘muted’ peak

“Absent a rebound this week, the anticipated holiday peak for van freight appears to be muted,” DAT said in a statement. Even so, another feature of the US economy continues to bode well for freight demand.

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Costs found to outweigh port automation benefits

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Costs found to outweigh port automation benefits

Among other findings, the McKinsey report provided further evidence supporting the thesis that automation technology incorporation in container shipping, and in particular at marine terminals, will likely be part science and part art.

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Tech key but not savior to US drayage challenges

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Tech key but not savior to US drayage challenges

There is almost assuredly no one system that will solve inefficiencies, especially in a large port complex with a dozen independently operated terminals like Southern California, speakers at the JOC Port Performance North American Conference in Newark, New Jersey, said this week.

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Wan Hai adds India east coast call to tap cabotage

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

UP, NS intermodal service cuts to test shippers

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

UP, NS intermodal service cuts to test shippers

Shippers will have to scramble after Union Pacific Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway announced the elimination of more than 425 domestic and nearly 100 international origin-and-destination interline pairs in multiple phases.

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Loadboard takes aim at US third-party truck disruptors

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Loadboard takes aim at US third-party truck disruptors

Matt Kane hopes new services, including factoring and insurance, will draw more truckers and shippers to his ‘no-broker’ loadboard, MyRiteLoad.com.

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Viability of instant quotes from container lines?

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Viability of instant quotes from container lines?

Two variables shippers will have to determine that will likely influence the instant quote practice’s acceptance/rejection are — will the shipper's business model benefit from an instant quote and an immediate booking? And how much of a premium are shippers willing to pay to obtain them?

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India's improved digital portal to speed cargo

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

India's improved digital portal to speed cargo

“PCS 1X is a cloud-based, new-generation technology, with a user-friendly interface. This system seamlessly integrates eight new stakeholders, besides the 19 existing stakeholders from the maritime, trade on a single platform,” a Ministry of Shipping statement said.

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