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  • US intermodal’s last battle? Equipment types 16 January 2019
    [caption caption="Railroads supported trailers as a gateway to full domestic containerization, and as long as UPS relied on trailers, there was sufficient network density for trailers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]“Like a great battle of lore, the intermodal industry probably is in the final chapters of the conflict between trailers and containers....
  • Schneider taps broker software to lure trucks 16 January 2019
     [caption caption="The adoption of the systems places in stark relief the need for brokers to differentiate, both through providing quality loads to carriers and also by giving shippers better visibility to their in-transit loads. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Schneider National, one of the largest freight brokers in North America, is turning to...
  • Forwarders prep for hard Brexit after deal rejection 16 January 2019
    [caption caption="\"We will get you politicians out of this Brexit mess,\" British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general Robert Keen says as the UK heads for a no-deal exit from the EU. Photo credit: BIFA."][/caption]The rejection by UK’s parliament of a deal on the terms covering the United Kingdom’s exit...
  • DSV’s bid for Panalpina rides consolidation wave 16 January 2019
    [caption caption=" Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer. Photo credit: Panalpina."][/caption]The $4 billion takeover offer DSV has made for Panalpina continues a realignment of the entire container transport supply chain to serve a market that is becoming more digitalized, transparent, and has customers demanding greater value from...
  • Trans-Pacific carriers accelerate blank sailings 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="How the reduced capacity meets slowing US import volume, which will be reflected in weekly spot rates, will give a preliminary picture of what to expect in supply and demand for the coming year. (Above: The Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Trans-Pacific carriers are canceling sailings to reduce eastbound...
  • India's tariff guide for privatized terminals revised 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="The policy change stems from long-running stakeholder concerns that the 2005 cost-plus price method prevents terminals from maximizing productivity after their investments. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]After a prolonged debate, India’s lawmakers have released revised draft tariff guidelines for private terminal operators unfairly disadvantaged by a flawed/complicated revenue-sharing model that the...
  • US high court rules against forced trucker arbitration 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="Even owner-operators work under ‘contracts of employment,’ the US Supreme Court said, which means claims of misclassification, ‘stolen wages,’ can’t be forced into arbitration. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]In a decision that could have a broad impact on trucking companies contracting with owner-operators, the US Supreme Court decided Tuesday that motor...
  • Wind blades shipped to Russian wind farm 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="A 54-meter (177-foot) wind blade is discharged at Novoroslesexport on Russia’s Black Sea. Photo credit: Novoroslexexport."][/caption]Fiberglass wind blades 54 meters long (177 feet long) and weighing 10.6 tons each were recently delivered to Novoroslesexport container terminal and transported to Russia’s newest wind farms, under construction in the Adygea region,...
  • AAL chief: Tight demand good for MPV/HL market 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="The AAL Bangkok carrying oil and gas modules. Photo credit: AAL."][/caption]The multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) sector was hit particularly hard by the shipping industry recession of the past decade.“An oversupply of new tonnage, declining demand for project cargo transportation, and competition from other sectors such as bulkers, ro-ro [roll-on, roll-off] carriers,...
  • Lack of air cargo surge marks weak trans-Pacific 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="With no sign of volume from ocean shippers, air cargo industry predictions for the trans-Pacific market highlight worsening economic conditions on both sides of the ocean. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The lack of a US-tariff driven surge of China air cargo imports is fueling a darkening outlook of decelerated trans-Pacific demand...

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  • US intermodal’s last battle? Equipment types 16 January 2019
    [caption caption="Railroads supported trailers as a gateway to full domestic containerization, and as long as UPS relied on trailers, there was sufficient network density for trailers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]“Like a great battle of lore, the intermodal industry probably is in the final chapters of the conflict between trailers and containers....
  • Schneider taps broker software to lure trucks 16 January 2019
     [caption caption="The adoption of the systems places in stark relief the need for brokers to differentiate, both through providing quality loads to carriers and also by giving shippers better visibility to their in-transit loads. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Schneider National, one of the largest freight brokers in North America, is turning to...
  • Forwarders prep for hard Brexit after deal rejection 16 January 2019
    [caption caption="\"We will get you politicians out of this Brexit mess,\" British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general Robert Keen says as the UK heads for a no-deal exit from the EU. Photo credit: BIFA."][/caption]The rejection by UK’s parliament of a deal on the terms covering the United Kingdom’s exit...
  • DSV’s bid for Panalpina rides consolidation wave 16 January 2019
    [caption caption=" Panalpina’s board of directors is currently reviewing the DSV offer. Photo credit: Panalpina."][/caption]The $4 billion takeover offer DSV has made for Panalpina continues a realignment of the entire container transport supply chain to serve a market that is becoming more digitalized, transparent, and has customers demanding greater value from...
  • Trans-Pacific carriers accelerate blank sailings 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="How the reduced capacity meets slowing US import volume, which will be reflected in weekly spot rates, will give a preliminary picture of what to expect in supply and demand for the coming year. (Above: The Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Trans-Pacific carriers are canceling sailings to reduce eastbound...
  • India's tariff guide for privatized terminals revised 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="The policy change stems from long-running stakeholder concerns that the 2005 cost-plus price method prevents terminals from maximizing productivity after their investments. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]After a prolonged debate, India’s lawmakers have released revised draft tariff guidelines for private terminal operators unfairly disadvantaged by a flawed/complicated revenue-sharing model that the...
  • US high court rules against forced trucker arbitration 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="Even owner-operators work under ‘contracts of employment,’ the US Supreme Court said, which means claims of misclassification, ‘stolen wages,’ can’t be forced into arbitration. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]In a decision that could have a broad impact on trucking companies contracting with owner-operators, the US Supreme Court decided Tuesday that motor...
  • Wind blades shipped to Russian wind farm 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="A 54-meter (177-foot) wind blade is discharged at Novoroslesexport on Russia’s Black Sea. Photo credit: Novoroslexexport."][/caption]Fiberglass wind blades 54 meters long (177 feet long) and weighing 10.6 tons each were recently delivered to Novoroslesexport container terminal and transported to Russia’s newest wind farms, under construction in the Adygea region,...
  • AAL chief: Tight demand good for MPV/HL market 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="The AAL Bangkok carrying oil and gas modules. Photo credit: AAL."][/caption]The multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) sector was hit particularly hard by the shipping industry recession of the past decade.“An oversupply of new tonnage, declining demand for project cargo transportation, and competition from other sectors such as bulkers, ro-ro [roll-on, roll-off] carriers,...
  • Lack of air cargo surge marks weak trans-Pacific 15 January 2019
    [caption caption="With no sign of volume from ocean shippers, air cargo industry predictions for the trans-Pacific market highlight worsening economic conditions on both sides of the ocean. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The lack of a US-tariff driven surge of China air cargo imports is fueling a darkening outlook of decelerated trans-Pacific demand...
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