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JAXPORT breaks ground on $239 million terminal upgrade

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

JAXPORT breaks ground on $239 million terminal upgrade

[caption caption="Berth upgrades at Jacksonville should be completed in 2021, allowing the terminal to handle two post-Panamax vessels at the same time. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Officials Friday broke ground on a $239 million upgrade of the Blount Island Marine Terminal in the Port of Jacksonville, Florida, that will expand container handling...

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US-Carib/Central America trade slips for first time in four years

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

US-Carib/Central America trade slips for first time in four years

[caption caption="Total container volume between the United States and the Caribbean and Central America slipped 0.4 percent to 2.37 million TEU in the first nine months of 2019. Photo credit: photoff/Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Container cargo trade between the United States and the Caribbean and Central America declined for the first time since 2014...

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Carriers show caution in slow-growth eastbound trans-Pacific

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Carriers show caution in slow-growth eastbound trans-Pacific

[caption caption="Six of the carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacfic increased their volume of laden imports from Asia through September, while four lines carried fewer imports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The top 10 carrier rankings in the eastbound trans-Pacific trade remained constant in the first three quarters of the year as carriers avoided...

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Deal gives CP access to eastern deep water seaport

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Deal gives CP access to eastern deep water seaport

[caption caption="Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) CEO Keith Creel said the railroad"][/caption]Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is stepping up its efforts on the east coast of Canada, aiming to increase its own competitiveness while giving shippers a second option for inland intermodal cargo.The Calgary-based Class I railroad will purchase the Central Maine...

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CN strike threatens international cargo moves

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

CN strike threatens international cargo moves

[caption caption="Executives from four container lines told JOC.com CN’s international intermodal services are still running, but the frequency of train starts have been curbed. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]While the impact of the strike against Canadian National Railway on international cargo has been mitigated thus far, the company will have to begin...

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5 Global Trade and Supply Chain Trends for 2020

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

5 Global Trade and Supply Chain Trends for 2020

 Global trade is changing at breakneck speed, with ongoing trade tensions between major players, the pressure to reform the global trading system, technological changes, shifting employment patterns and increasing environmental concerns all working to reshape supply chains and upend decades of business norms.  As we enter the third decade of...

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East, Gulf coast ports gain amid China trade war

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

East, Gulf coast ports gain amid China trade war

[caption caption="Ports like Savannah, Georgia, (above) have benefited from the cargo bleed from ports on the US West Coast amid the US-China trade war. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US East and Gulf coast ports grabbed an increasing share of rapidly slowing imports from Asia in the first 10 months of 2019, reflecting...

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New Zeamarine Asia-Pacific chief looks to put stamp on market

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

New Zeamarine Asia-Pacific chief looks to put stamp on market

[caption caption="The 14,000 dwt Zea Focus, one of the F-900 ships that will be moving South Flank cargo. Photo credit: Zeamarine."][/caption]Namir Khanbabi has been named Zeamarine's new regional director for Asia and Oceania, where he will lead the APAC business units and find and develop new markets. Khanbabi, who left...

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Truck rates jump in aftermath of Bangladesh strike

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Truck rates jump in aftermath of Bangladesh strike

[caption caption="Truck rates in Bangladesh jumped Thursday due to a logjam of goods caused by a 24-hour strike. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]A truckers strike ended in Bangladesh Thursday after just 24 hours, but the one-day backlog of goods to be moved caused truck rates to jump between 20 to 50 percent...

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US ports adding space amid increased wind project volumes

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

US ports adding space amid increased wind project volumes

[caption caption="The Port of Vancouver USA (pictured) is creating additional laydown areas to accommodate wind blades that can range from 160 to 200 feet in length and other wind components. Photo credit: Port of Vancouver USA."][/caption]Ports across the United States saw volumes of wind industry project cargo increase this year,...

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