US Coast Guard Cites Cyber Security Exposures At U.S. Ports
The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that U.S. ports and marine terminals remain exposed to cyber attacks on a number of different fronts.
Overcoming the “Toll” COVID-19 has Taken on Many Tolling Agencies
This year, since I’ve taken the reigns as executive director of the E-470 Public Highway Authority, I’ve been amazed by its resilience.
Oakland taxpayers stand to be stuck with the tab to subsidize A’s proposed Howard Terminal Ballpark Complex
Despite promises by Oakland City officials that the $12 billion Oakland A’s ballpark and condominium complex at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal will not require taxpayer funding, there is growing concern that Oakland taxpayers may be required to foot part of the bill.
LA’s Seroka urges calm on ILWU/PMA talks
Eugene Seroka, executive director Port of Los Angeles, remains hopeful that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) will resolve their differences and avoid a labor disruption to U.S. West Coast ports.
96th Propeller Club Convention Highlights the Power of Greek Shipping
The 96th Annual Propeller Club convention, held in Athens, Greece between September 20th and 22nd, demonstrated the continued power of Greek shipping.
US funds help La’s Water Institute develop early warning shoaling along the Lower Mississippi
The Water Institute of the Gulf is harvesting depth sounding data from a fleet of tugs working in Louisiana’s stretch of the Mississippi River so as to develop an early warning system that anticipates shoaling problems for river shipping and ports.
21st Century Recruitment And Retention Strategies Required to Tackle New Post Pandemic Labor Landscape
A recent U.S. Airforwarders Association member survey indicates the global labor shortage is putting pressure on operations and their ability to meet ongoing customer demand.
FMC’S Bentzel Explains Proposed Maritime Transportation Data Initiative
U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel says that he hopes to win the approval from maritime stakeholders for new data transparency standards organized under the proposed Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI).
At IANA meeting Jensen says ocean freight rates will continue downwards but stay above 2019 levels
Speaking at the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) Intermodal Expo on September 13th at Long Beach, California, Lars Jensen, CEO and partner, Vespucci Maritime based in Copenhagen, Denmark expects ocean container shipping rates to continue to decline in 2022 but predicts that they will eventually end up above 2019 levels.
Trucking industry challenges and solutions
From congested ports to empty shelves at the supermarket, it’s clear that many goods aren’t getting where they need to be on time. The challenges in the trucking industry certainly have contributed to this, but what exactly are the major issues the industry is facing and, more importantly, what can be done to solve them?

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