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Port of New York/New Jersey challenged by west-to-east cargo diversions

Peter Buxbaum | October 31, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

New empty container fee motivates carriers to evacuate excess boxes clogging port.

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Tapping the brakes on auto industry recovery in 2022

George Lauriat | October 28, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Intermodal | Trucking

After a bumpy ride in 2022, will the auto industry roll around in ’23?

A South American fruit jam in Philly

Tad Thompson | October 28, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | International Trade

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Latin American fresh produce exports to US rising

Tad Thompson | October 28, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | International Trade

Produce imports into the United States have been growing and now account for roughly half of the country’s total consumption.

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Is breakbulk the shipping solution for Latin American produce?

Tad Thompson | October 28, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

To better manage fruit arrivals, Kopke said, “We need to move to breakbulk ships.” Fifty years ago, the Chilean business started with breakbulk service, which declined as container lines came in and offered lower freight rates. As competition decreased, container rates doubled and even tripled. Now, Kopke bemoans, “We pay more and have no service.”

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Latin American grain exports land in unexpected markets

Matt Miller | October 28, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Two agricultural shipping routes this year linked with greater frequency the southern regions of South America with distant Northern Africa: Argentina with Algeria and Brazil with Morocco. Their cargo – wheat.

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New technology could alleviate JFK cargo nightmare

Peter Buxbaum | October 28, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airports

In 2020 and 2021, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport benefitted from the global trend that saw shippers increasing their reliance on air-cargo services in the face of a choked ocean-transportation system.

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Key Canadian container ports engage public in sustainable expansion plans

Leo Ryan | September 26, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Canada’s major container ports on both coasts eyeing expansion.

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Russian invasion of Ukraine sparks “conflicted” outlook for forest products

George Lauriat | September 23, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News | International Trade | Commodity

When Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on February 24th, an uneasy quasi-war instantly become an all-out shooting conflict, triggering a cavalcade of unforeseen consequences not only for the warring parties, but the entire world.

Niche vessel design key to Great Lakes wind power

Matt Miller | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift

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Inflation Reduction Act attacks climate policy with support for nuclear power development

Peter Buxbaum | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Energy | Alternative

Although some favor renewables, U.S. government policy promotes a mix of alternative electricity generation.

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Multi-purpose vessel/heavy lift ship outlook

Edwin Bastian | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project

At present we find the current state of the MPV/HL [Multi-Purpose Vessel/Heavy Lift] sector, the work-horse ships of the project business, to be in fairly good shape.

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Wind energy components dominate Texas port project cargo

Tad Thompson | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project | Ports & Terminals

Texas’ seaports enjoy a variety of project cargo. That’s a broad industry category. Along Texas’ Gulf Coast, though, there are a couple dominant trades.

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China’s steel industry under pressure from failing property sector

Peter Buxbaum | September 23, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Government stimulus and lower interest rates are designed to boost demand, but a recovery is not on the horizon.

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AAL’s Morland “bullish” on project investment

George Lauriat | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project

Mike Morland, General Manager AAL Shipping Americas, is bullish on the expansion of the “project” sector and elaborates on the outlook for MPPs in a Q&A with AJOT.

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Great Lakes wind power: Will a saga of lost chances change?

Matt Miller | September 23, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Energy | Alternative

Bringing wind power to the Great Lakes has thus far been a saga of missed opportunities with more time spent on legal challenges than engineering complexities. But is that changing?

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Germany’s burgeoning “halal” niche market forges new link in supply chain

Manik Mehta | August 29, 2022 | International Trade

“Halal Logistics” caters to the growing demand for halal products among the Muslim population in Germany.

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Port Milwaukee works on present, plans for future

AJOT | August 29, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Resiliency and reinvestment are key to Port Milwaukee’s operating strategy.

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For global automakers regionalism is the new trend for supply chains

Matt Miller | August 29, 2022 | International Trade

Few supply chains rival those of global automakers, both in terms of complexity and efficiency, with China taking a lead role in the production of thousands of different vehicle components for use worldwide.

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China-centric supply chain changing

Matt Miller | August 29, 2022 | International Trade

The China-centric supply chain may be giving way to sourcing alternatives but is still the biggest game in town.

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