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Kubota’s Sutton anticipates benefits from Northeast Georgia Inland Port
Kubota’s Sutton anticipates benefits from Northeast Georgia Inland Port

Paul Scott Abbott | January 21, 2019 | People | Industry Profiles | Ports & Terminals | Ports

When Peach State officials last fall announced plans to build the Northeast Georgia Inland Port, Phil Sutton was among the most enthused business executives.

The “Internet of Shipping” is upon us
The “Internet of Shipping” is upon us

Matt Miller | December 17, 2018 | Logistics

Is it a revolution, an evolution or simply technology oozing into an undeveloped segment of the economy – the Internet of Shipping is a real phenomenon that stands to completely rewrite how business is done in the logistics sector…and everywhere else.

E2open pathfinder in logistics tech
E2open pathfinder in logistics tech

Matt Miller | December 17, 2018 | Logistics

In late October, the private-equity backed software company E2open LLC announced that it was buying INTTRA Inc., the leader in electronic booking of ocean-bound containers. This struck many as evidence that ocean-cargo related technology was finally being recognized as a domain institutional investors find worthwhile.

2018 – It was…
2018 – It was…

George Lauriat | December 17, 2018 | International Trade

The year 2018 was tumultuous by any measure. But two ongoing global affairs of state could well become a prelude to era defining events.

EU Commission lauds CETA benefits for European exporters
EU Commission lauds CETA benefits for European exporters

Leo Ryan | December 17, 2018 | International Trade

For the European Commission, the verdict is clear: the EU-Canada free trade agreement has been a success well before entering its second year this past fall.

Canada-EU free trade agreement boosts maritime cargo
Canada-EU free trade agreement boosts maritime cargo

Leo Ryan | December 17, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

While tariff issues with the U.S. are dominating the headlines, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU has quietly eliminated 95% of all the tariffs on maritime trade.

Federal Reserve: Tariffs increase uncertainty for US manufacturers
Federal Reserve: Tariffs increase uncertainty for US manufacturers

Peter Buxbaum | November 27, 2018 | International Trade

The United States economy is humming along nicely, and manufacturing demand remains strong, thanks to positive economic fundamentals. Manufacturers are reporting, according to a Federal Reserve report on 2018’s third quarter, “moderate output growth,” but the same report raised warnings on potential difficulties on the horizon, including rising materials costs and uncertainties over the trade environment.

Can dry bulks survive the next phase of the Sino-US trade war?
Can dry bulks survive the next phase of the Sino-US trade war?

George Lauriat | November 27, 2018 | Maritime News | Bulk

Dry bulk shipping posted a solid year going into the fourth quarter. But with the Sino-US trade dispute heating up, rough seas could lay ahead.

Kazakhstan eyes growth in breakbulk traffic while building new infrastructure aimed at making it a transit cargo hub
Kazakhstan eyes growth in breakbulk traffic while building new infrastructure aimed at making it a transit cargo hub

Manik Mehta | November 27, 2018 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Building on its strategic location, the landlocked Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan is hoping to become a transit cargo hub between China and Europe – and further extend its reach to North America – and thus also boost its cargo traffic, including the breakbulk segment.

Two projects promise to boost containerized soybeans
Two projects promise to boost containerized soybeans

Matt Miller | November 27, 2018 | International Trade

Two proposed interconnected projects promise to boost containerized soybeans exports: A new intermodal container terminal on the lower Mississippi River and a unique type of inland vessels to carry the soybeans to the port from terminals up the river.

American soybean farmers look for new markets and fresh ways to ship
American soybean farmers look for new markets and fresh ways to ship

Matt Miller | November 27, 2018 | International Trade

A bumper crop of U.S. soy beans is heading for harvest but China isn’t buying, so where will American farmers sell their crop…and how will they ship them there?

The alumina market’s perfect storm
The alumina market’s perfect storm

Peter Buxbaum | November 27, 2018 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Supply disruptions, labor actions, environmental policies and Russian sanctions combine to upend global alumina market

Russia’s Port of Novorossiysk expanding to handle larger volumes of grains
Russia’s Port of Novorossiysk expanding to handle larger volumes of grains

Robert L. Wallack | November 27, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Russia is diversifying its economy to agriculture production of grains to counter United States’ sanctions and unstable oil and gas revenues. The Black Sea basin deep-water Port of Novorossiysk is undergoing a commercial seaport modernization program as the country passed the U.S. as the world’s top wheat exporter in 2015-16.

Logistec’s Gulf region expansion sparks large revenue increase
Logistec’s Gulf region expansion sparks large revenue increase

Leo Ryan | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Two strategic acquisitions in the U.S. Gulf region, Gulf Stream Marine based in Houston, and Pate Stevedore out of Pensacola significantly expanded Logistec’s marine operations to 61 terminals in 37 ports across Canada and the U.S.

Five questions on terminal operators
Five questions on terminal operators

George Lauriat | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Ton van den Bosch is the global head of terminals at Ince & Co LLP in Singapore and his many years of working with terminal operators, especially in Asia, has given him special insight into challenges facing TOs large and small.

FMT riding higher than expected cargo-handling volumes
FMT riding higher than expected cargo-handling volumes

Leo Ryan | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

During an interview with AJOT, Michel Tosini, executive vice-president of Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) appeared to be trying to catch his breath, and it was not from doing something arduous like running up stairs! No, he was just sparing a few moments like someone navigating through a hectic business schedule.

Port technology, moving up and out
Port technology, moving up and out

Matt Guasco | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Turn time is the bench mark by which ocean terminals measure efficiency. The longer it takes to move a container on or off the ship or through the facility, the costlier that unit becomes in terms of handling and vessel delay.

Port of Rotterdam accesses inland terminal to move Heineken and other containers by water
Port of Rotterdam accesses inland terminal to move Heineken and other containers by water

Stas Margaronis | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Heineken, the Dutch beer maker, has been a pioneer in transporting containers by water rather than by truck to the Port of Rotterdam.

Wiggins Lift enters era of zero emissions in heavy lift trucks
Wiggins Lift enters era of zero emissions in heavy lift trucks

Marty Pilsch | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

While not quite owning the same reputation in marine terminal cargo handling as Taylor, Hyster, Konecranes and other forklift manufacturers attending the annual Breakbulk Show in Houston, Texas, Wiggins Lift Company has a habit of gobbling up the “Lime Light”.

Building terminals is key to India’s goal of establishing viable logistics hubs – Gujarat State sets the pace
Building terminals is key to India’s goal of establishing viable logistics hubs – Gujarat State sets the pace

Manik Mehta | November 12, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Indian shipping experts have long recognized that building terminals and shipping infrastructure is key to India’s foreign trade; they are convinced that logistics constitutes the backbone of a nation’s economic activity.

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