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Shippers need plan to navigate next ELD phase

[caption caption="Many shippers were caught by surprise when the ELD mandate helped tighten capacity in 2017. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com"][/caption]Are shippers ready for the next phase of the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate? They should be, but if past history is any guide, they may not be the case. Those...

LBCT, ILWU share in terminal automation success

[caption caption="Job jurisdiction is paramount in automation projects, and the ILWU from day one participated in sensitive discussions involving staffing and worker training at the Long Beach Container Terminal (above). Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Employers and longshore unions don’t agree on much when it comes to automation, but Long Beach Container Terminal...

Container lines increase detention/demurrage penalties

[caption caption="APL will charge a new $75 customs clearance administrative fee beginning Jan. 1 on any container held for inspection, the first known US example of such a charge. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Four ocean carriers have informed customers in recent weeks of an increase in detention and demurrage penalties for 2020...

US to cancel, reduce some tariffs under partial trade deal with China

[caption caption="Tariffs being canceled ahead of their implementation Sunday involve a 15 percent levy on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods, including cell phones and laptops. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption](This story has been updated with details of the “Phase One” US-China trade deal released Friday.)The United States and China have agreed...

UK election result brings measure of clarity on Brexit

[caption caption="Trucks queuing at the Port of Dover could face even longer waits after Brexit when customs checks on cargo will be required. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]While there remains little enthusiasm for the UK’s exit from the European Union among those with regional supply chains, the landslide reelection of the Conservative...

Asia-Med spot rate soars on pre-CNY demand amid capacity cuts

[caption caption="Spot rates on the Asia-Mediterranean trade posted a dramatic increase this week, lifted by a confluence of supply and demand factors. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Spot rates soared by almost 30 percent on the Asia-Mediterranean trade this week, hitting a level not seen in more than two and a half years,...

Sponsored: Untapped software possibilities between TMS, CRM

Sponsored: Undiscovered areas for software to expand exist in the grey space outside of transportation management and customer relationship management systems, Winmore Software's John Golob explains. Golob discusses breaking out of the Excel and email routine and identifying areas for data integration, automation.2019 JOC LogTech Conference...

Q4 Drewry Market Forecast: Breakbulk & Project Cargo

Drewry's Head of Research Products Martin Dixon on fleet and rate projections for breakbulk and project cargo, uncertainty around tariffs, oil prices, and the shipping cost implications for cargo owners of the IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel regulation.2019 JOC Container Trade Europe Conference, Hamburg, Germany...

Holiday shopping spurs truckload spot rates

[caption caption="The average DAT dry van spot rate for the week ended Dec. 8 was $1.94 per mile, the best average since January. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Truckload spot rates surged in the first week of December, rising to their highest level since January as the holiday retail season kicked into higher...

Hapag-Lloyd tabs Blume for digital drayage help

[caption caption="Shippers are starting to expect container lines to connect the dots on data and execution between modes, one of the drivers of Hapag-Lloyd turning to Blume to help manage drayage data. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]German container line Hapag-Lloyd next month will begin using software from logistics solutions provider Blume Global to...

YRC reports double-digit drop in LTL tonnage

[caption caption="YRC’s regional carriers, which include Reddaway, also saw a deep plunge in tonnage in November, blamed in part on the industrial slowdown. Photo credit: Reddaway, YRC Worldwide."][/caption]YRC Worldwide says it is facing a “freight volume headwind” caused by an industrial freight slowdown, as US manufacturers struggle to boost production....

ONE bolsters NYSHEX trans-Pacific presence

[caption caption="Maersk and NYSHEX are currently offering guaranteed ocean freight contracts, but the number of options available to shippers is expected expand in the months ahead. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Half of the top 10 container lines plying the trades between the United States and Asia now offer mutually enforceable ocean freight...

Montreal truckers tap AI for smarter port drays

[caption caption="Next-day truck turn time predictions are the latest initiative by the Port of Montreal in its effort to maintain fluidity at port container terminals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Truckers at the Port of Montreal can now make container pick-up and drop-off decisions based on artificial intelligence (AI)-driven predictions of next-day terminal...

Box rules hold back interoperable chassis pools: truckers

[caption caption="Drayage operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Savannah-Charleston spend too much time repositioning chassis, truckers say. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Port authorities in Southern California and the southeastern United States share the same goal of promoting truly interoperable chassis pools designed to eliminate the costly repositioning of chassis by truckers, but...

APMT joint venture widens Cosco’s Med footprint

[caption caption="The Northern Italy port of Vado Ligure, near Genoa, will have a capacity of more than 1 million TEU when the new joint venture terminal with Cosco that opened Dec. 12 is fully operational. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]APM Terminals’ new $500 million Vado Gateway terminal, a joint venture with Cosco...

ODFL looks for added value in ELDs as final deadline looms

[caption caption="ODFL needed an ELD that could be used by multiple drivers at LTL terminals. Photo credit: Old Dominion Freight Line."][/caption]Switching from automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to electronic logging devices (ELDs) is a lot more complicated than throwing a switch, as Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) discovered. The less-than-truckload...

Terminal automation will progress, slowly: analyst

[caption caption="The TraPac Los Angeles terminal is one of two fully automated terminals on the West Coast, where a third automated terminal is on the way. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley."][/caption]Terminal automation is likely to increase globally due to the wide range of benefits to operators that go beyond labor...

Europe’s Green Deal wants shipping included in emissions trading

[caption caption="The shipping industry would prefer to self-regulate its decarbonization moves, rather than fall under Europe’s emissions trading system. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Shipping’s long-running campaign to remain outside Europe’s emissions trading system (ETS) and continue regulating itself received a blow Wednesday as the European Green Deal was unveiled in Brussels.European Commission...

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