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  • More Brazil shippers choosing rail, after truckers’ strike, cargo delays

    Sun, 17 Jun 2018 03:50:37 +0000 -   Brazil's over-dependence on road haulage in South America is causing shippers, carriers, and political decision makers to ponder alternatives to the truck. (Above: A freight train with containers travels in Brazil.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The truckers’ strike that paralyzed Brazil commercial transport last month led to a large increase in containers being... Read More

  • 'Unprecedented' demand strains US surface transport

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:26:03 +0000 - Several factors — expected and unexpected — are increasing US trucking and intermodal costs for shippers in June, and threaten to keep pressure on in July. (Above: Trucks travel in Tennessee, United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. After several relatively stable months, US freight demand is spiking in June, squeezing already scarce... Read More

  • ILA deal opens door for greater terminal-supply chain connectivity

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:00:23 +0000 - While terminals have made good strides in improving technology within their four walls, they are poorly connected with the greater supply chain in which they play a critical role as the interface between the water and the land; that connectivity has to occur for the industry to advance. And with... Read More

  • Severe Chittagong congestion causing up to 10-day delays

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:42:06 +0000 - An average of 24 container ships have been waiting daily at the port’s outer anchorage, officials said. (Above: Chittagong Port.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Acute vessel congestion at Chittagong Port over the past two weeks is forcing vessels to wait six to 10 days in line to secure a berth. An average... Read More

  • Duisburg’s new ocean, rail services attracting shippers

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:39:52 +0000 - The Port of Duisburg may be Europe shipping’s ‘best kept secret.’ But as a strategically located, multipurpose logistics site, it also may be the port most likely to benefit from the synchronized, regional economic expansion that’s propelling trade and GDP higher in Asia and Europe. (Above: A logistics operation at... Read More

  • Amazon offers matchbacking to US ag exporters

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:30:47 +0000 - Amazon’s global inbound supply chain and logistics director Josh Dolan is challenging agricultural product exporters to join the e-commerce giant in arranging container, and maybe even chassis matchbacks, to reduce supply chain logistics costs. (Above: The Port of Tacoma.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. TACOMA, Washington — A top Amazon logistics executive told... Read More