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.
Five ways to team up and deter supplier fraud
According to the author, Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO of HICX the supplier experience platform, “Finance can, together with procurement, spot and address the weaknesses in its fraud-fighting strategies." Costas has helped C-suite execs for 20 years to strengthen their supplier information and therefore fraud strategies. In this article he offers finance leaders five steps to creating a safer supplier landscape.
Port of Richmond seeks upgrade and new business
The Northern California Port of Richmond plans investments to improve its infrastructure and enhance its car, bulk, and liquid bulk shipping businesses, according to Charles Gerard, Director, Port of Richmond...
Sanctions “Yet to curtail Russia with any compelling effect.”
Last month both the European Union and US once again stepped up sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals looks to source new cranes from Europe
Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST), which provides feeder ship and inland waterway services from the Port of Rotterdam to European ports and terminals, says it is also looking to source new cranes from Europe, according to Cees van Pelt, Senior Project Manager and former Manager Technical Department at RST.

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