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Matt Guasco

Matt Guasco

Port operations reach new highs

Earlier this month the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed an agreement with Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) and Airbus to develop an unmanned air system (UAS) to assist in various port and ship operations.

Jul 25, 2018View Full Blog

Giving lobster the cold shoulder

Last year China mirrored our taste for live lobster as export demand grew 7.4% to 55,500 tons at a value of over $126 million. In fact, total exports from Maine contributed around $1 billion to the state’s economy.

Jul 11, 2018View Full Blog

33’ Twin Trailers, the debate rolls on

Earlier this month the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) held their annual meeting with Congress to discuss various topics important to 3-PLs and cargo owners. On their agenda was the issue of nationwide approval for the use of twin 33’ trailers on our highways.

Jun 22, 2018View Full Blog

Tipping the balance – Container ship subsidies

Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou commented recently on the state of container shipping noting that government subsidy helps to create over capacity and promotes competitive imbalance. Advocating a competitive approach, he stated that the market will sort out carriers with profitable business models.

May 03, 2018View Full Blog

Driving the industry – HOS Rules in Flux

HR 5417 The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers or REST Act would allow drivers to stop the clock for up to three hours during their active shift.

Apr 13, 2018View Full Blog

Suakin rises from the desert

Realizing the importance of protecting trade with Egypt, Pharaoh Ramses the Third built a shimmering port made of coral from the Red Sea. It stood on the island of Suakin in what is now Sudan. For 3,000 years, this port city was a powerful center of trade, welcoming Christians and Muslims alike. Ptolemy called it the “Port of Good Hope.”

Jan 03, 2018View Full Blog

Logistics in the Neo-Millennium

As we spin towards the third decade or the Neo-Millennium as I call it; logistics professionals will see changes to the face of transportation un-conceived of 20 years ago. The way we physically handle cargo will go hand in hand with technology to further guide freight movement.

Dec 13, 2017View Full Blog

Season’s Greetings, Many Happy Returns?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, but in the retail world, a season forgiving it’s not.

Nov 22, 2017View Full Blog

The Jones Act: a New Face or New Fate

On September 20th Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico with Category 5 winds, knocking out power and devastating much of the island’s roads and infrastructure. Two weeks earlier, Hurricane Irma passing just north of the island also created significant damage. These storms dealt Puerto Rico a devastating blow. Fuel Oil and Natural Gas reserves were hardest hit, making it extremely difficult to restore power and electricity. As food, water and medical supplies become depleted, Puerto Rico faces a resupply problem. How to get the ports and infrastructure up and running so that relief can reach the people?

Sep 29, 2017View Full Blog

Reflagging America

In 1960 America held 16.9 percent of the world’s tonnage with 2,926 cargo vessels and tankers, against a total capacity of 17,317 vessels worldwide. At the turn of the century that number had dropped to 282 vessels registered under the U.S. Flag.

Sep 12, 2017View Full Blog

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