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US shippers seek balance on truck capacity seesaw

[caption caption="Truck capacity is overflowing, but not all shippers are chasing the cheapest rates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com"][/caption]The “mother of all truck capacity shortages” came to an end last year, and shippers in 2019 are awash in trucks -- outside, perhaps, of a smattering of temporary, regional shortages that may accompany...

ILWU, APM agree to automated LA terminal training

[caption caption="With a deal reached on training, APM Terminals’ request for a construction permit needed to install electrical recharging equipment at Pier 400 in Los Angeles can move forward to the final stage of approval. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 and APM Terminals reached a...

Port growth pushes Jersey space availability to 13-year low

[caption caption="The tight market for industrial space around the Port of New York and New Jersey got tighter in the second quarter, as a new study shows that trucks are more likely to make their first stop near to the port than in the past. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley."][/caption]Warehousing...

Canadian ports drive PNW market share growth

[caption caption="Laden import and export containers moving through the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle-Tacoma in 2018 increased 4 percent from 2017, according to PIERS, a JOC.com sister company within IHS Markit. Growth edged up less than 1 percent in the first half of 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The Pacific Northwest region...

Ove Meyer resigns as Zeaborn’s managing director

[caption caption="Ove Meyer will remain a managing partner of Bremen-based parent company Zeaborn Holding following his resignation as managing director of multipurpose/heavylift (MPV/HL) carrier group Zeaborn. Photo credit: Zeaborn."][/caption]Ove Meyer, co-founder and one of three Zeaborn shareholders, has resigned as managing director and withdrawn from all operational management of the...

Sponsored: Blurring division of customer, provider leading logtech possibilities

Sponsored: At TPM19, Kontainers' CEO Graham Parker discussed insight from conference panelists on standardization and blockchain; early shipping industry experience that led to his founding of a software provider; building a consumer-type experience for freight forwarders, and the most-misunderstood area of technology.TPM19, Long Beach, California ...

Panalpina fends off rivals stirred by DSV takeover

[caption caption="Panalpina's takeover by DSV, which valued the Swiss-based forwarder at $4.6 billion, should be completed by the fourth quarter. Photo credit: Shutterstock"][/caption] Rival forwarders have been trying to poach Panalpina customers and benefit from the company’s distraction since the DSV takeover announcement, according to Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen.“Our competitors went...

Sponsored: Port Houston details investment strategy

Sponsored: Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther discusses the link between 2018 growth and the port's infrastructure investments, as well as regional economic factors at play.TPM19, Long Beach, California ...

Australian shippers feel pinch as DP World-labor woes escalate

[caption caption="More than 600 workers started a two-day strike at DP World’s Sydney terminal on Thursday. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Australian shippers already hit with detention fees and shipment delays are bracing for even more fallout as labor tensions escalated between Australia’s stevedoring union and DP World Australia (DPWA), operator of four...

Sponsored: Data determines ocean carrier leaders in reliability, sustainability

Sponsored: Kuehne+Nagel Exec. Vice President of Ocean Freight Otto Schacht on the company's newest efforts to utilize the data they capture to provide better transparency into ocean carrier reliability as well as sustainability, with fuel consumption and carbon footprint measured for various trade lanes and vessels.TPM19, Long Beach, California ...

E2open builds container shipping beachhead

[caption caption="Known primarily as a planning platform for manufacturers, E2open"][/caption]Large global shippers will always be tasked with managing a mix of old and new supply chain software, and thus have two paths to upgrade those systems.They can either invest in multiple systems — such as transportation management, visibility, or trade compliance...

US truckload pricing battle heats up

[caption caption="Second quarter truckload revenue is expected to come in low as excess capacity and lower demand outweigh rate hikes. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US shippers pressing their trucking suppliers to return some or all of the double-digit rate increases they won last year are running into a problem: Carriers have spent...

Seasonal project cargo reaches Russia’s Amur gas plant

[caption caption="An 835-ton demethanizer is transshipped from heavy-lift vessel to barge at De-Kastri port in Russia. Photo credit: Combi Lift."][/caption]Two massive pieces of project cargo have arrived this month at the site where Russian gas giant Gazprom is building the Amur Gas Processing Plant in a remote location of the...

PierPass fee increase takes effect Aug. 1

[caption caption="Revenue from the traffic mitigation fee is distributed to the 12 terminal operators at Los Angeles-Long Beach to help offset extra costs incurred operating night and weekend gates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) in Los Angeles-Long Beach beginning Aug. 1 will face a 1.9 percent increase in the...

CSX says lower truck rates hurting intermodal

[caption caption="CSX remains confident about intermodal long term, but acknowledged July 16 that trucking rates are low enough that it's hurting containerized shipments and will continue to do so for the rest of the year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]CSX Transportation provided a grim outlook of the freight market in an earnings...

Funding to fuel Traxens’ container line orders

[caption caption="CMA CGM and MSC have invested in Traxens, and along with Maersk have committed to a collective 150,000 of the technology provider"][/caption]Marseille-based shipping container sensor and software maker Traxens has netted $22.7 million in venture capital funding to help it fulfill orders from three of the world’s largest container...

Maersk taps into Indian fruit export growth

[caption caption="A recent reefer shipment of fruit from India to the UK by Maersk has “opened new possibilities” in shipping perishable goods, the carrier said. Photo credit: Maersk India."][/caption]Maersk Line is rapidly expanding its refrigerated cargo capabilities in India, a move that can lower transportation costs and shorten transit times...

Private terminal operators decry India’s coastal incentives

[caption caption="In fiscal year 2018-19, total coastal container movement at Indian ports hit 1 million TEU, up from roughly 660,000 TEU the prior year. Photo credit: DP World Subcontinent."][/caption]Private terminal operators in India say ongoing efforts by the government to accelerate coastal shipping and transshipment trade through tariff concessions are...

Still no timeline for hearing of ILWU election challenge

[caption caption=" Cargo handling at West Coast ports has not been affected by the internal union dispute. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption] Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the US District Court for the Northern District of California on April 18 declared the International Longshore and Warehouse Union election void. The...

Cooling warehouse market gives shippers limited relief

[caption caption="Industrial markets in the largest seaport cities, such as Seattle-Tacoma (above), have space availability rates of less than 8 percent, according to a new study. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and logistics providers are finding some relief from the prolonged increases in warehouse rents, more so at inland...