A retail supply chain shift following Panama Canal expansion and the emergence of production of petrochemical resins for export are among factors presenting challenges for the container drayage business in the Gulf region, according to the head of a major Houston-based drayage provider.
A noted container industry analyst says ocean carriers may pay $200 per ton more to meet new low sulphur fuel standards than they pay in 2019, but the increase will only be slightly higher than the bunker heavy fuel price paid in 2014.
Uber has been a pioneer technology giant in the transportation space since its quiet start several years ago. Giving consumers the ability to schedule pickups with a few simple clicks and empowering thousands to generate income just from driving from one place to the next had many impressed with the technology company.
When it comes to shipping cartons, size clearly matters, according to DHL Supply Chain design team executives exhibiting this week at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s LINK 2019 supply chain conference in Kissimmee, Florida.
Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) is located on the north side of the Oakland Estuary (see map below). The Turning Basin is circled and is at the right side of the map. Howard Terminal is the innermost terminal in green at the right and adjoins the Turning Basin. (Source: Port of Oakland)