Matt Guasco

Matt Guasco


Northwest Seaport Alliance – Berth of a Mega Port

With the creation of the NWSA in August of 2015 the ports of Seattle and Tacoma integrated their operations forming a mega complex spanning 25 miles of Puget Sound. So what’s happened in the year that followed?

Jul 20, 2016View Full Blog

The “FAST” ACT in Motion

In December President Obama signed the bill into law authorizing $305 billion in federal funds over five years for rail, highway development, public transportation and motor vehicle/motor carrier safety not know as FAST.

Jul 18, 2016View Full Blog

Olympic Challenge – Brazil

With the games just around the corner, the official website Rio 2016 says, “Rio is ready to welcome the world”. But is it really?

Jul 14, 2016View Full Blog

Locking Through – New Challenges for Panama

With the transit last month of the “Cosco Pacific Panama” (9,472 TEU) through the new set of locks, Panama and the ocean carrier industry ushered in a new era in container shipping.

Jul 11, 2016View Full Blog

Terminal Velocity – Automation in America

\As ocean carriers strive for greater productivity and less dwell time, terminal operators look toward automation as an answer to the question "How do I get containers in and out of my gates faster?"

Jul 08, 2016 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Don’t be fooled by VGM Look alikes

There's been so much written lately about SOLAS container weight verification (Verified Gross Mass or VGM) that it almost seems I am beating a dead, well you get the point.

Jun 30, 2016View Full Blog

VGM much to do about Intermodal Cargo

I’d love to jump on the one size fits all bandwagon and tell you rail recorded weights will be used by the ocean terminal to verify inbound containers but that’s simply not true.

Jun 30, 2016View Full Blog

Berth right: NOL-APL acquisition’s domino effect on alliances

With last month’s EC (European Commission) approval the remaining step in the privatization of NOL-APL is now for CMA CGM to buy outstanding shares (up to 90%) of NOL’s total stock.

Jun 23, 2016View Full Blog

From Road to Ramp in half the time - BNSF RailPass

The BNSF Railway has rolled out an integrated dispatch system for pickup and delivery of ocean containers and domestic equipment at their major intermodal facilities.

Jun 16, 2016View Full Blog

Transportation at what cost?

We always seem to forget the effect operating cost has on the supply chain. With fuel and transport rates forever in flux and on our radar, we tend to overlook the less noticeable “costs of doing business” that are not always measured in dollar values. These manifest themselves in port delays and increased transit time.

Jun 15, 2016View Full Blog