The 34th annual Intermodal Expo was recently held in Houston TX. Attended by over 130 exhibitors and 1,800 registered conference delegates, the Expo featured speakers representing leadership and innovation in intermodal goods movement.
The New York – New Jersey Port Promotion Association hosted their 16th annual event Monday at Liberty House in Jersey City, N.J. Turnout was strong and networking was brisk on issues from the Hanjin backlash to port productivity.
Khabarovsk to Samarga: The Russian logistics firm Samarga – Holding has pledged to raise $6.5 billion to build a new railway corridor linking Eastern and Western Russia via connections between the Samarga River and the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR).
It will still be many weeks before the total effect of Hanjin’s bankruptcy can be measured. Not only are the vessels, their cargos and crews affected, but ports and labor have also been embroiled in this chaos.
With details generalized due to concerns of the beneficial cargo owner, the American Journal of Transportation today [Friday, Sept. 16] received a report that two containers of frozen fish offloaded from a Hanjin ship in the past week at an East Coast terminal had “crunched” doors and other highly unusual exterior damage.
The 43rd South Carolina Trade Conference (SCITC) held at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, September 12-14 was for the attending delegates (a full house) a lesson in business friendly politics.
Industry leaders warn that 2017 could be a tough year for domestic transportation. As states and the federal government tighten regulations on clean trucks, hours of service and comprehensive driver training, the effects will be felt throughout the trucking community.