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NY-NJ port hires 650 as volume grows

[caption caption="Longshoremen to be hired at the Port of New York and New Jersey in the coming months will take a range of positions aimed at improving efficiency. Photo by Hugh R. MorleyLongshoremen to be hired at the Port of New York and New Jersey in the coming months will...

Industrial real estate demand keeps building in US Gulf

[caption caption="The overall industrial vacancy rate in Houston stood at 5 percent in the final quarter of 2018, the lowest level in two years. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Already low vacancy rates for warehouse and distribution space in the Gulf Coast region are projected to edge even lower this year. Growing imports...

XPO on growth track despite big customer loss

[caption caption="XPO Logistics expects adjusted EBITDA to increase of 6-10 percent to $1.65-$1.73 billion in 2019, down from a December target of 12-15 percent growth and a prior projection of 15-18 percent. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]XPO Logistics is about to lose $600 million in business from its largest customer, but that’s...

What’s the Issue with Enforcing the USMCA?

In the coming months, US lawmakers will face the important task of choosing to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or not. Those are the only two choices under the Fast Track authority, which forces a straight up or down vote in Congress. Precisely which way Congress will vote is still...

Saudi ban spoils outlook for Brazil chicken exports

[caption caption="Brazil exported 4.1 million million tons of chicken at a total value of $6.57 billion in 2018, year-over-year declines of 5.1 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The growth prospects for exports of chicken from Brazil took a hit late last month when Saudi Arabia imposed a ban...

DSV bid reveals Panalpina shareholder divide

[caption caption="DSV has made a second bid for Panalpina, increasing the offer price by 6 percent and making it an all-cash offer as opposed to the cash-shares bid made earlier this year. Photo credit: Panalpina."][/caption]Danish forwarder DSV’s purchase offer for Panalpina — increased by 6 percent to around $4.2 billion...

CH Robinson: No US truckload slowdown in sight

[caption caption="C.H. Robinson saw its revenue increase across all three of its primary transport modes in 2018, with truckload up 17.6 percent, LTL up 15.8 percent, and ocean rising 7.7 percent from the previous year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The US truckload market has found its new “balance” after a chaotic year,...

Vancouver port launches rail upgrades amid delays

[caption caption="Cargo volume at the port of Vancouver is increasing faster than capacity, increasing container dwell time and causing rail delays. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]An agreement signed Thursday by the port of Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and the Canadian federal government will upgrade rail infrastructure in order to reduce excessive container...

New technology driving US West Coast port automation

[caption caption="APM Terminal’s pilot project at its Pier 400 terminal in Los Angeles will be the first in North America to use autonomous straddle carriers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]APM Terminals’ plan to use unmanned straddle carriers at Los Angeles highlights a new path for other US West Coast marine terminals to...

Service integrations offer new trade compliance options

[caption caption="Global trade management software providers are more tightly integrating trade compliance with traditional logistics execution functions. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Maersk Line’s acquisition of the customs house broker Vandergrift earlier this week should be seen by shippers as part of a larger movement within the logistics services and software space to more efficiently...

New Canaveral crane recovers fallen rockets

[caption caption="Port of Canaveral had crane manufacturer Liebherr add another 36 feet to the mast of its standard LHR 600 mobile harbor crane, making it tall enough to lift rocket boosters. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]When maritime ports talk about space, they are usually referring to acreage to accommodate terminal equipment, containers,...

Large US truckload carriers ‘rebalance’ business

[caption caption="“Our large shippers expect to see things take off” as the quarter enters its latter half, in late February and March, said CFI CEO Greg Orr. Photo Credit: Shutterstock "][/caption]Greg Orr isn’t buying the doom and gloom scenario for the US truckload market that some analysts and fellow truckers warn...

Montreal port restoring rail fluidity as volume surges

[caption caption="Average dwell times at the port of Montreal increased from 4–4.5 days at the end of 2018 to 6 days in January. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The port of Montreal has been able to reduce average dwell times and still has more work to do to bring them down to two...

Flower shipments bloom for Miami port

[caption caption="Miami has been home to US flower imports since the 1990s, but what was once transported on a plane is being moved via ocean containers much more frequently than ever before. Photo Credit: Shutterstock"][/caption]Once flown exclusively by air, containerized ocean shipping has emerged in the last several years as...

CMA CGM: No special forwarding favors for CEVA

[caption caption="CMA CGM holds 33 percent of CEVA and is making a public share offer as part of a new, jointly developed strategic plan. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]CMA CGM chief financial officer Michael Sirat said CEVA Logistics will compete for the container line’s business along with other forwarders even as the...

Slim MPV/HL orderbook reveals suffering industry

[caption caption="Newbuild multipurpose and heavy lift vessels will likely replace older, smaller ships with lifting capacity of 100 metric tons or less. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The newbuilding orderbook for multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) ships with combined lift capacities of 300 metric tons or higher — i.e., “premium” lift capacities such as those used...

Ukraine ports eye larger share of Asia cargo

[caption caption="The port of Odessa, Ukraine's busiest gateway by far, handles more than 70 percent of all containerized cargo to and from the country. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Seaports in Ukraine are working to grab an even larger share of containerized cargo moving to the European Union from Asia by further developing...

NEMF bankruptcy reveals LTL sinkholes

[caption caption="New England Motor Freight will be delivered an ‘orderly’ liquidation blamed on loss of key accounts, driver shortage, and an ‘onerous’ union contract. Photo Credit: JOC Images."][/caption]Like a sinkhole that suddenly opens in a busy street, the surprise bankruptcy of New England Motor Freight (NEMF) reveals aspects of the...

Maersk fuels India's inland waterway container push

[caption caption="The MV Rabindranath Tagore carried 16 TEU of empty containers from Varanasi to Kolkata. Photo credit: Maersk Line (India)."][/caption]Inland waterway container services are gaining ground in India as shippers search for alternative transport solutions to traditional trucking, which is fraught with long delays due to inadequate, outmoded road infrastructure...

KCSM reopens rail lines at Lazaro Cardenas

[caption caption="Rail lines operated by Kansas City Southern into the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas (pictured) have been reopened after protesters lifted a blockade of the lines; this is the second port — after Manzanillo — to be reopened after a protester blockade. Photo credit: JOC Images."][/caption]Nearly a month after...