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Premium Article  Court decision will alter motor carrier responsibility

Liner Shipping - May 21 2015 at 03:02 PM

Do ask and make them tell. That’s the lesson motor carriers should take away from a recent, precedent-setting court decision. The ruling centers on whether brokers have an obligation to disclose the value of cargo to be shipped. Read More »

Premium Article  Increased “insurance capacity” undermines returns for insurers

International Trade - May 21 2015 at 07:54 AM

The cargo insurance business finds more money chasing “risk” and this means smaller margins for insurers and rates trending downward. Read More »

Premium Article  Disruptions cost agricultural shippers billions in lost sales – what’s next?

International Trade - May 20 2015 at 10:00 AM

Some issues are clearing for shippers of Ag products, but others remain Read More »

Premium Article  California’s secondary ports add up to much more than their numbers

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - May 19 2015 at 02:30 PM

California’s secondary ports, hardly second class. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of San Francisco still does freight

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - May 19 2015 at 10:00 AM

Although San Francisco is more noted for a bridge, a song and the Giants, the port still moves the freight necessary to build the buildings in the booming Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Read More »

Premium Article  California ports face tougher challenges in 2015

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - May 18 2015 at 02:37 PM

There’s little doubt that California’s ports face a tough 2015, the real question is whether the issues linger longer. Read More »

Premium Article  War risk or cargo case?

Liner Shipping - May 18 2015 at 10:00 AM

The Maersk Tigris seizure resurrects insurance coverage issues. Read More »

Premium Article  IANA task force to address improving truck turn times

Intermodal - May 18 2015 at 08:29 AM

Through a newly formed task force, the Intermodal Association of North America is looking to help move trucks more swiftly in and out of port and intermodal terminals. Read More »

Premium Article  Houston’s Mayor Parker emphasizes importance of breakbulk at Port of Houston

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - May 08 2015 at 08:48 AM

Houston’s three-time elected Mayor Annise Parker came out of the oil patch and knows the value of the Port to both the city and the State’s economic fortunes. Read More »

Premium Article  Low prices now part of scrap steel landscape; Industry leader reorganizes to regain profitability

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - May 07 2015 at 12:47 PM

It’s a pattern that can be traced at least since February of 2014. One month prices of scrap steel plummet, followed by a couple of months of stability, then they fall again. In February of this year, the price of scrap steel fell by 30 percent, followed steady prices in March and April. The market also experienced slides in August and October of 2014. Read More »

Premium Article  Edmonton bridge project goes ahead with help from Port Everett

Breakbulk & Projects Projects Ports & Terminals Ports - May 07 2015 at 09:45 AM

The bridge project illustrates just how important one North American city is to another. Read More »

Premium Article  Forest product shipments making comeback

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - May 06 2015 at 12:42 PM

Forest product shipments are up. But just how they are moved is an ongoing battle between bulk carriers, containerships and ro-ro vessels. Read More »

Premium Article  Big River Steel’s Bula looks to leverage multiple modes for mill on Mississippi

People Interviews Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - May 06 2015 at 06:31 AM

A creative entrepreneur who loves to win, Mark Bula, chief commercial officer at Big River Steel, believes in embracing innovation and teamwork. Read More »

Premium Article  India’s “infrastructure deficit” grows with little relief in sight

International Trade - May 05 2015 at 02:30 PM

With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election came the expectation he would cut the red tape strangling India’s many billion dollars worth of infrastructure projects. Now the “burden of expectations” is a heavy weight on the Modi Government with little relief in sight. Read More »

Premium Article  New bridge will link Hong Kong-Zhuhai and Macao

Breakbulk & Projects Projects - May 05 2015 at 08:28 AM

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) project is an engineering and construction marvel that will bolster economic growth in the Pearl River Delta region when completed in 2016 and operational in 2017. Read More »

Premium Article  Countdown to a price war as HK terminals chase same cargo

Air Cargo - May 04 2015 at 09:19 AM

The battle lines have been drawn as competition heats up between the three air cargo terminals at Hong Kong International Airport as they try to boost their market share. Read More »

Premium Article  FMC Chairman Cordero addresses port congestion issues

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - May 04 2015 at 09:19 AM

Port congestion is a persistent problem plaguing North America’s supply chain and the FMC chairman wants stakeholders to come to the table to find a solution. Read More »

Premium Article  Can big ships make big money?

Liner Shipping - Apr 27 2015 at 10:00 AM

The race is on for shipowners to build a new generation of 20,000 TEU container ships. These ultra large containerships stagger the imagination in their sheer scale and massive carrying capacity. But ultimately the big question is whether big ships will equal big profits. Read More »

Premium Article  Tenth Navis World Conference highlights terminal automation

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Technology - Apr 27 2015 at 08:00 AM

Every two years Navis, a global provider of container terminal automation systems, gathers for a “world” conference. The conference highlights container terminal automation from around the globe. Read More »

Premium Article  Private equity funding force in ship purchasing

Liner Shipping - Apr 24 2015 at 09:00 AM

Private equity firms have been aggressive in putting money into ship bottoms. But with a prolonged industry wide slump, getting a return on the assets has been challenging for the PE companies. Still with money in hand, PE firms remain ready willing and able to keep taking the plunge. Read More »