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  • Contrary to perception, LTL billing accuracy is impressive

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 03, 2016 9:00AM EST - Sat Dec 03 14:00:52 UTC 2016

    In recent months, many shippers have expressed concern about accuracy of billing by less-than-truckload carriers. Having pushed the LTL carriers to be more vigilant with making correction for weight and other aspects of shipments for proper revenue capture, SJ Consulting researched the validity of such perception by conducting an extensive...

  • State and rails at loggerheads over Charleston over port terminal

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 5:50PM EST - Fri Dec 02 22:50:45 UTC 2016

    South Carolina state officials say a dispute with the two major Eastern railroads won’t threaten the 2019 opening of an intermodal terminal at the Port of Charleston, but the railroads say that hinges on a design change. The Navy Base Intermodal Container Transfer Facility now under development is intended to support...

  • Existing DP World Canada terminals get first shot from $3.7B investment fund

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 4:55PM EST - Fri Dec 02 21:55:43 UTC 2016

    [caption]DP World's Prince Rupert terminal, pictured, is in the middle of an expansion to handle growing demand.[/caption]DP World is partnering with Canada’s second-biggest public pension to create a $3.76 billion platform aimed at investing in container terminals, with its facilities in Vancouver and Prince Rupert to get the first capital...

  • Chinese rules could endanger Belt and Road logistics expansion

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 3:57PM EST - Fri Dec 02 20:57:26 UTC 2016

    [caption]A rule meant to stabilize China's economy could threaten the country's plan to develop an international network of ports, railways, and roads to facilitate trade.[/caption]A return by China to draconian restrictions on outbound direct investment would have serious implications for access by Chinese firms to foreign markets, according to a...

  • Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rate slide belies strength

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 3:40PM EST - Fri Dec 02 20:40:55 UTC 2016

    [caption]Trans-Pacific spot rates are stronger than a cursory glance at the latest figures would suggest.[/caption]Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates are sliding on the wind down of the peak season, though, rates are up at least roughly half to the East and West Coasts from where they were last year. A swift price...

  • Eye on Emerging Areas: NY-NJ Distribution

    Journal of Commerce - - Fri Dec 02 19:40:08 UTC 2016

    Alex Martino, Director of Business Development, ASA Apple on emerging areas of warehousing and distribution growth on the US Northeast including solar power components. In this short JOC.com podcast, he also discusses expectations for so-called 'mega ships' on the Port of New York and New Jersey and implications for the...

  • Tepid growth at Jawaharlal Nehru Port despite productivity gains

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 2:21PM EST - Fri Dec 02 19:21:23 UTC 2016

    [caption]Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's efforts to boost productivity seem to be working, but it will be hard to tell how effective they have are as growth remains weak.[/caption]Authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust have been working harder than ever in the past few months to speed cargo flows and address...

  • Stronger US economy, spending spur trucking hiring

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 12:35PM EST - Fri Dec 02 17:35:19 UTC 2016

    Despite low unemployment and increased competition for workers, trucking companies created jobs in November, pushing trucking employment to its highest point in at least 10 years. The for-hire trucking companies tracked by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics expanded payroll by 1,100 employees from October, when the carriers added a...

  • Liners pushing for lower port fees face potential blowback

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 11:37AM EST - Fri Dec 02 16:37:07 UTC 2016

    [caption]Aggressive contracting strategies by container lines may cut into port profits and make them reluctant to invest in the assets and technology needed to handle larger ships and future growth.[/caption]Container shipping lines are “playing poker” with ports as their push for lower handling charges puts future terminal investments at risk,...

  • Maersk sees Brazil container trade recovery on horizon

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 9:58AM EST - Fri Dec 02 14:58:59 UTC 2016

    [caption]Brazil's economy still faces headwinds, but there are signs that those winds are changing course.[/caption]Maersk Line thinks Brazil’s shipping industry is in store for some Christmas cheer, with the country’s import decline slowing enough in December to bring the country’s suffering container trade into overall positive territory for the first...

  • Asia-Europe rates shoot up after stable November

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 02, 2016 3:18AM EST - Fri Dec 02 08:18:37 UTC 2016

    [caption]CMA CGM Kerguelen sails into the French Port of Le Havre.[/caption]The relatively stable Asia-Europe spot rates through November rose sharply this week as general rate increases from several carriers on Dec. 1 helped to push up prices by 20 percent.Asia-Europe rates increased by $155 to $930 per 20-foot-equivalent unit, almost...

  • Ex-federal judge named ILA ethical-practices officer

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 9:21PM EST - Fri Dec 02 02:21:52 UTC 2016

    Former US District Judge Joel A. Pisano has been appointed by the International Longshoremen’s Association as the union's ethical-practices officer. Pisano succeeded retired New York State Court Judge Milton Mollen, who had held the post since 2004. The ILA’s ethical-practices officer was created to oversee compliance with the union’s code of ethics...

  • Russia’s rising trade raises cargo liability issues, insurer warns

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 8:53PM EST - Fri Dec 02 01:53:09 UTC 2016

    [caption]Logistics operators in Russia should pay close attention to their cargo liabilities as trade grows. The Russian port of Vostochny is pictured in background.[/caption]Russia’s container volumes have risen this year after political and economic woes forced a decline of 25 percent in 2015, but with the growing trade comes increasing...

  • TTI terminal acquisition plan spells confusion in LA-Long Beach

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 7:11PM EST - Fri Dec 02 00:11:28 UTC 2016

    [caption]The uncertainty for shippers resulting from the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy is far from over.[/caption]Hyundai Merchant Marine and Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s plan to to jointly acquire Hanjin Shipping’s interests in a Long Beach container terminal spells potential confusion for carriers, truckers, and beneficial cargo owners set to be caught in a...

  • For some shippers, pool distribution becomes e-commerce solution

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 5:35PM EST - Thu Dec 01 22:35:37 UTC 2016

    [caption]Old-school pool distribution combined with tracking technology provides some shippers the responsiveness they need to respond to changes in demand.[/caption]   E-commerce is breathing new life to an old transportation strategy as shippers and their customers demand greater supply chain visibility and time-sensitive fulfillment of sales orders. Retail shippers are taking a closer...

  • THE Alliance creates emergency fund in event of Hanjin scenario

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 4:59PM EST - Thu Dec 01 21:59:47 UTC 2016

    [caption]The THE Alliance, understanding how critical certainty is for shippers, has proposed innovative language within its vessel-sharing agreement that has at least one fan among the Federal Maritime Commission.[/caption]WASHINGTON — Container lines within the planned the THE Alliance are developing safeguards, including an emergency fund, to help recover stranded cargo if...

  • Mexican ports expand on growth expectations despite NAFTA threat

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 3:37PM EST - Thu Dec 01 20:37:48 UTC 2016

    [caption]Mexican ports such as Ensenada, pictured, are set to get large cash infusions.[/caption]MERIDA, Mexico — Mexican port authorities aren’t letting up on their expansion plans even though US President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to overhaul or leave NAFTA threatens the demand for containerized imports through their docks and broader global trade is...

  • Third Oakland container terminal to require truck appointments

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 2:15PM EST - Thu Dec 01 19:15:24 UTC 2016

    [caption]The majority of container terminals in the Port of Oakland, pictured, now require truckers to have appointments for picking up imports.[/caption]The TraPac terminal in Oakland beginning Tuesday will become the third operator in the port that requires truckers picking up inbound containers to make appointments. Beneficial cargo owners must therefore...

  • Skids move world’s largest movable structure over Chernobyl reactor

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 1:54PM EST - Thu Dec 01 18:54:16 UTC 2016

    [caption]The New Safe Confinement, with Mammoet's red skids at the base, is moved over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor at left.[/caption]Big disasters require big solutions, as seen in the installation of the world’s largest movable structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The New Safe Confinement, weighing 36,200 tons and...

  • Containerized shipping far from a sustainable business

    Journal of Commerce - Dec 01, 2016 12:38PM EST - Thu Dec 01 17:38:32 UTC 2016

    Recent actions and articles stand as a stark reminder that containerized shipping is far from a normal business. Two recent JOC reports serve as examples. The Nov. 17, 2016, JOC article “South Korea seeks heavy BCO investments in shipping assets,” said that with the recent heavy losses in the shipping industry,...

Posted: 23 May 2012, last updated 23 May 2012

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