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Port of Virginia boosting efficiencies while handling burgeoning volumes
Port of Virginia boosting efficiencies while handling burgeoning volumes

Paul Scott Abbott | March 11, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

As the Port of Virginia moves toward surpassing the 3 million 20-foot-equivalent container unit throughput milestone this year, the head of the Virginia Port Authority is most encouraged that vast infrastructure enhancements not only are supporting record activity but, moreover, that these historic volumes are moving with greater efficiency.

Richmond container-on-barge service thriving as it enters its second decade
Richmond container-on-barge service thriving as it enters its second decade

Paul Scott Abbott | March 11, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Among the Virginia Port Authority’s greatest achievements over the past decade has been successful implementation of container-on-barge service linking Norfolk Harbor terminals with an inland facility in Richmond.

Storm clouds on the horizon for global steel
Storm clouds on the horizon for global steel

Peter Buxbaum | March 11, 2019 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

But for now, continued growth is foreseen

Red flag raised on Canada’s west coast port breakbulk capabilities
Red flag raised on Canada’s west coast port breakbulk capabilities

Leo Ryan | March 11, 2019 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Jan-Ludwig Beringer, CEO of Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada Inc., says Canada’s west coast ports aren’t up to the task of handling project cargos.

China’s efforts to remove steel capacity hasn’t reduced production
China’s efforts to remove steel capacity hasn’t reduced production

Peter Buxbaum | March 11, 2019 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

But a downturn may represent a turning point

Soybeans – the special sauce
Soybeans – the special sauce

George Lauriat | March 11, 2019 | Maritime News | Bulk

Soybeans are a special commodity in the tariff war between the US and China.

Regulatory logjam has cost C$100 billion in cancelled resource projects
Regulatory logjam has cost C$100 billion in cancelled resource projects

Leo Ryan | March 11, 2019 | Project / Heavy Lift News

A freshly-released think-tank report shows billions of dollars in planned spending on resource projects in Canada has rapidly evaporated, and a further drop should be expected unless there are substantial amendments to the federal government’s planned regulatory overhaul in controversial legislation presently being considered by parliament.

North America’s railroads post strong performances in 2018
North America’s railroads post strong performances in 2018

George Lauriat | March 11, 2019 | Intermodal News | Rail

2018 was a good year to be in the railroad business. But was it a spike or the beginning of a long trend?

China and US play out Let’s Make A Deal
China and US play out Let’s Make A Deal

George Lauriat | February 26, 2019 | International Trade

At this writing (February 19th) a Chinese delegation has come to Washington to meet with U.S. trade representatives with the hopes of making a deal to end the trade war between China and the United States.

Tampa forum attendees urged to push for infrastructure, free trade and innovation
Tampa forum attendees urged to push for infrastructure, free trade and innovation

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ports must champion infrastructure revitalization and unshackled global trade while collaborating on innovative approaches to keeping rising cargo volumes moving efficiently.

Bridgestone Americas’ Blizzard sees Jacksonville enabling logistics gains
Bridgestone Americas’ Blizzard sees Jacksonville enabling logistics gains

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2019 | Logistics

For Bridgestone Americas logistics executive Brad Blizzard, Jacksonville provides a key supply chain cog supporting business goals that keep the world’s largest tire and rubber company on the road to success.

Expanded Panama Canal is surpassing expectations
Expanded Panama Canal is surpassing expectations

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The recent Panama Canal expansion project is delivering better-than-anticipated benefits, according to an official with a third of a century of experience with the Central American isthmus waterway.

Florida Gulf Coast ports benefit from diverse range of activities
Florida Gulf Coast ports benefit from diverse range of activities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Continuing a tradition of supporting a broad spectrum of functions, ports along the Gulf Coast of Florida are reaping benefits of increasing cargo activity in containerized, breakbulk and bulk sectors while serving as home base for such unusual activities as training of sailing crews and future landings of reusable space rockets.

Florida’s Atlantic Coast ports boosting infrastructure to handle cargo growth
Florida’s Atlantic Coast ports boosting infrastructure to handle cargo growth

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Already handling record cargo volumes, ports along the Atlantic Coast of Florida are making extensive investments, including in deeper channels and larger cranes, to support efficient movement of even more business.

Cargo theft:  Watch for the pilferers
Cargo theft:  Watch for the pilferers

Peter Buxbaum | February 11, 2019 | International Trade

Pallets more likely to be stolen than entire truckloads

IP disputes key to Sino-US trade clash
IP disputes key to Sino-US trade clash

AJOT | February 11, 2019 | International Trade

Intellectual Property (IP) is the key to the Sino-U.S. trade clash. Over the past two decades China has gone from an IP consumer to an IP producer. And the question now is whether China will take the next step towards becoming part of the global IP enforcement mechanism?

What is a nail?
What is a nail?

George Lauriat | February 11, 2019 | International Trade

In the byzantine world of tariffs and duties, the obvious is often at odds with the rules and regulations – a circumstance exacerbated by a trade war whose main munitions are tariffs and duties.

The challenge of tracking shipments from start to finish
The challenge of tracking shipments from start to finish

Matt Miller | February 11, 2019 | Logistics

Tracking a shipment from factory to final destination is a complex affair full of technological traps and logistic pitfalls. But realtime shipment visibility is the key to managing a successful supply chain and Chicago-based FourKites has made a business out of pioneering realtime tracking.

GT USA Wilmington advancing long-term Delaware port vision
GT USA Wilmington advancing long-term Delaware port vision

Paul Scott Abbott | February 11, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

GT USA Wilmington, a unit of United Arab Emirates-based Gulftainer, has begun advancing a half-century-long commitment to make the most out of existing Port of Wilmington facilities while moving forward with a diverse development plan that includes building a new container terminal a few miles up the Delaware River.

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