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How to avoid Demurrage & Detention with Container xChange
Demurrage and Detention quickly become a shipper’s nightmare and can result in thousands of dollars in per diem charges. Costs that arise because of bad planning, unforeseen circumstances and bad communication and play such a big role in the final cost of freight.
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SMC3’s Jump Start 2019 leaps into gear as legislator calls for infrastructure fix
U.S. transportation infrastructure is in dire need of fixing and will require funding from multiple sources, a member of Congress said today [Jan. 28] as Jump Start 2019, presented by SMC3, leaps into gear in suburban Atlanta.
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Building a freight rail future in Southwestern Oregon
For over 100 years, the Port of Coos Bay has been a key player in the economic growth and development of Southwestern Oregon, and of the entire state. The 134-mile regional rail spans from Coquille, Oregon, connecting with the National Railway Network at the Union Pacific Yard in Eugene.
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Port of LA’s Seroka says 2018 set another record
Port of Los Angeles, executive director, Gene Seroka told a State of the Port audience in San Pedro that 2018 "was another year for the record books" with the Port moving 9.5 million TEUs, a 1.2% increase from 2017.
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Port of Long Beach’s Cordero - $4 billion investment “paying off”
Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, says the Port’s $4 billion capital improvement investment is “paying off.”
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Maritime Stakeholders voice opposition to proposed Oakland A’s ballpark at Port of Oakland
A rendering of the proposed Oakland A’s ballpark at Howard Terminal shows pleasure boats near the navigational channel for container ships and the turning basin adjoining the proposed ball park used to dock ships (Rendering courtesy: BIG).
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UK Exit from the EU and its impact on the UK Aviation Industry
So the meaningful vote on the Government’s Brexit agreements has come and gone and we are no further forward.
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Port of Oakland plans for mega-ships
The Port of Oakland is investing in new infrastructure, including mega ship to shore cranes to load and unload 18,000 teu (20-foot container unit) container ships that it expects will be arriving at California ports within the next 2-5 years.
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Fighting cybercrime: Old tools for new threats
Digital communications and transactions have vastly increased the speed and convenience of business. But this digitization has also paved the way for whole new types of threats and risks that many companies struggle to contain. In particular, middle market companies that use wire transfers to buy and sell goods directly with overseas customers and suppliers are being targeted by hackers at an alarming rate, and many are incurring serious financial losses.
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Retailers: Thinking Outside the Box to Address Driver and Equipment Shortages
According to the American Trucking Association, there is a current shortage of about 51,000 drivers, which is impacting U.S. retailers, and it is predicted to get worse in the coming years.
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