Charging ahead: Electric trucks are here to stay
Charging infrastructure gains momentum. A dearth of charging infrastructure has often been cited as a major obstacle in convincing truck manufacturers to ramp up the production of zero-emission, electrically powered heavy-duty vehicles (eHDV)...
U.S. ports should support more maritime education in schools
U.S. ports should do more to promote maritime education and industry career possibilities with schools and especially focus on elementary schools, according to retired Cal State Long Beach lecturer Laura Kovary.
Hawaii’s air cargo community favors Alaska Air’s pending Hawaiian Air buyout
Sources and insiders say both airlines will maintain their current identities and that if Alaska’s $1.9 billion buyout of Hawaiian Air goes through, they will not combine the brands into a newly named carrier.
Port of Oakland’s Wan urges stakeholders to lobby for port improvements
Port of Oakland Executive Director, Danny Wan, told maritime stakeholders that if they want improvements in the operations and upgrades in the infrastructure at the Port of Oakland, they must rekindle the energy and spirit that they exhibited in opposing the Oakland A’s ballpark and condominium project...
PMSA President McLaurin retires
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) announced the retirement of its President, John McLaurin, today after 29 years of “dedicated service.”
AI is transforming the supply chain. The supply chain can help transform AI
A lot of attention since then has (unsurprisingly) been on the headline investment figure, which – to put it in shipping industry terms – would represent around...
Asia-Pacific Maritime meet 2024 in Singapore surpasses expectations
The latest edition of the Asia-Pacific Maritime Conference and Event (APM) 2024 surpassed all expectations in delegates attending the event...
Baltimore bridge collapse impacts I-95 shipping, rail, trucking and Port of Baltimore
The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, after it was hit by a container ship, will disrupt shipping, rail, trucking, the Port of Baltimore, and the Mid-Atlantic region served by the I-95 highway corridor, according to one shipping executive.
Diesel prices take flight
Diesel prices should remain elevated through 2024, as oil-producing nations engage in production cuts and producers balk at the high cost of building new refineries. When looking to meet government mandates for eco-friendly fuel, truckers are eyeing so-called “renewable diesel” as an alternative to electricity.
FTC issues unfavorable report on grocery supply chain during COVID-19
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week issued a harsh condemnation of the U.S. food industry’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic saying a handful of large retailers may have profiteered off the country’s misfortune.

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