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Premium Article  M&L Refrigerated Terminal Assesses Port Slowdown Impact

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Mar 25 2015 at 04:23 PM

The recent labor slowdown at U.S. Pacific coast ports, plus continuing congestion problems, could result in the loss of U.S. agricultural exports particularly in the time-sensitive perishable market according to a refrigerated terminal executive. Read More »

Premium Article  Alpine Fresh’s Yager sees South Florida as hub for Latin American produce trade

People Interviews International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 04:35 PM

As co-founder and chief executive officer of Miami-based produce leader Alpine Fresh Inc., Walter Yager has, over the past 27 years, learned the value of listening – an appreciation he passes along to future generations through coaching youth baseball. Read More »

Premium Article  Reefer gets a rethink

International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 07:52 AM

The reefer business has been one of the few bright spots in container shipping since the meltdown in 2009. But with bigger ships, more plugs and tepid economies in source countries, reefer is now getting a rethink. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold chain opportunities for Panama

International Trade - Mar 24 2015 at 05:54 PM

To capture the business, FrigoService has long-term plans to expand warehousing on 40 acres in Chilibre where the company sees increased warehousing space easily accommodating several major suppliers and handling large volumes of inventories. Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics platforms proliferate near Panama Canal entrance

Ports & Terminals Canal and Waterway - Mar 24 2015 at 07:49 AM

Transshipment hubs are vying for business from the Panama Canal expansion. Panama’s location is key for timely delivery to emerging Latin American markets. Read More »

Premium Article  Rail Baltica project major step towards linking Baltics

Intermodal Rail - Mar 24 2015 at 07:48 AM

Rail Baltica, the high-speed rail project that will connect Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with Western Europe, represents a major step toward modernizing transportation infrastructure in the three Baltic countries. Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Atlantic Coast ports prepare to handle increasing cargo volumes

Ports & Terminals Ports - Mar 16 2015 at 08:29 AM

In anticipation of the expanded Panama Canal opening to bigger ships in 2016, plus keeping an eye on potential Cuba trade opportunities, officials of ports along Florida’s Atlantic Coast are advancing a plethora of projects to efficiently handle increasing cargo activity. Read More »

Premium Article  Ambitious Quebec maritime strategy blueprint nearing completion

Liner Shipping - Mar 16 2015 at 08:29 AM

The Quebec government that came to power last spring is proceeding with an unprecedented plan to soon unveil a maritime strategy blueprint seeking to transform the St. Lawrence River into a competitive gateway of choice for continental logistics and for trans-Atlantic trade in the coming years. A June launch date has been announced. Read More »

Premium Article  Sugar is not always so sweet

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 13 2015 at 07:15 AM

Commodities are complicated and sugar is complicated. Americans may enjoy their sweet treats, but the transport of the substance and trade policies surrounding the commodity, are involved and political. Read More »

Premium Article  For international freight forwarders cyber crimes are a very real threat

Transport Intermediaries - Mar 13 2015 at 07:15 AM

Historically, maritime fraud has generally been a low-tech business built more on simple deception, or failing that, brute force. But that is all changing as Matt Miller writes, the game is changing fast and cyber crime represents the dark side of the highly computerized supply chain. Read More »

Premium Article  The Year of the Goat for break-bulk shipping?

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 12 2015 at 09:34 AM

Dry bulk shipping has had a difficult run over the last twelve months and the outlook for the Year of the Goat is looking pretty cantankerous. Read More »

Premium Article  Cargo dangers, code ambiguities may have led to January bulk casualties

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 12 2015 at 09:22 AM

Sinking of bauxite carrying Bulk Jupiter cost 18 lives and is causing a rethinking of industry standards. Read More »

Premium Article  For project professionals keeping the edge means sharpening the saw

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 11 2015 at 08:51 AM

ike all forms of transportation and logistics, project forwarding will always be around. But like every other industry, for a company to survive and grow they will need to adapt to the changing business environment. If you want to be among the living you will have to be faster, smarter and non-complacent. At the risk of sounding cliché, we all will have to change with the times. Read More »

Premium Article  Changes at Vancouver breakbulk terminals

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 11 2015 at 08:50 AM

Last year Port Metro Vancouver was able to break the previous years’ cargo records in spite of a strike by container truckers in March. Read More »

Premium Article  Powell shares pride in family business, extends tradition as NCBFAA president

People Interviews Transport Intermediaries - Mar 10 2015 at 07:56 AM

In his roles as president of CH Powell Co. and president of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Geoffrey C. “Geoff” Powell carries on a family tradition built on collaboration and respect. Read More »

Premium Article  Steel scrap price plummet

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 09 2015 at 11:37 AM

But the end of the drop may be in sight as scrap and ore prices reach balance Read More »

Premium Article  Mergers, acquisitions on the move for logistics industry

Transport Intermediaries - Mar 09 2015 at 08:44 AM

M&A activity in the logistics sector is heating up. How this round of consolidation will reshape the business is difficult to say but there is private sector money looking for investments and transportation intermediaries are tempting targets. Read More »

Premium Article  Latin American and Asian markets star performers for IAG Cargo

International Trade - Feb 25 2015 at 09:44 AM

Since its formation, IAG Cargo has seen dramatic growth in Latin America and the Asian region and is continuing to add more capacity to Latin America as demand continues to grow while in Asia, where IAG Cargo has a comprehensive network, further growth hinges on the performance of China Read More »

Premium Article  Ports of Florida and beyond must ready to handle ever-increasing waves of cargo

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Feb 25 2015 at 09:43 AM

Bigger ships delivering larger waves of cargo pose significant challenges for ports and connective infrastructure, according to industry leaders gathered recently in Tampa, Fla. Read More »

Premium Article  Will autos put the brakes on the Trans Pacific Partnership

International Trade - Feb 24 2015 at 12:55 PM

The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is edging towards a vote in the US Congress in 2015 or early 2016. But tariffs on the export of motor vehicles could put the brakes on the TPP. Read More »