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West Coast shippers going nuts over Virginia intermodal link

Paul Scott Abbott | August 29, 2022 | Intermodal

When The Port of Virginia, Hapag-Lloyd and Norfolk Southern teamed this year to launch a leading-edge intermodal service to reliably deliver imported containers to the U.S. West Coast, they might not have imagined their new twist on landbridging would be serving California exporters in a nutty way.

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Foote note

George Lauriat | August 29, 2022 | Intermodal

In July, the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) held its summer meeting in Lake Geneva, WI and the conference’s headliner was James “Jim” Foote, President and CEO of CSX Transportation.

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Bromley, VP of Rail Client Services, Tideworks Technology talks intermodal

George Lauriat | August 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Tideworks’ Mark Bromley in an interview with AJOT talks about both the challenges and benefits derived by intermodal operations.

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STB to weigh CP/KCS merger in September hearing

Peter Buxbaum | August 29, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Opposition to the combination has emerged; board must also consider conditions requested by railroads, shippers.

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St. Lawrence Seaway building on green corridor goals

Leo Ryan | July 25, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

The bi-national St. Lawrence Seaway, which links the Atlantic Ocean to the industrial heartland of North America, showed considerable resiliency in facing the pandemic challenges of 2020 and 2021.

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Three-port strategic alliance to bolster the St. Lawrence trade corridor

Leo Ryan | July 25, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

As a continental gateway, the St. Lawrence River has been the scene of many developments in the past few years.

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MPP sector in seasonal slowdown… but will it bounce back in the fall?

George Lauriat | July 25, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift

The multipurpose fleet with the breakbulk sector has had a good run and a seasonal slowdown might be just that. But with COVID impacts and a multitude of other disruptive factors, nothing is a given now.

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China, COVID and iron-ore prices

Peter Buxbaum | July 25, 2022 | International Trade | Commodity

Virus-related shutdowns have negatively impacted steel demand and future uncertainty is depressing ore prices, for now.

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Breakbulk lumber is booming at the Port of Lake Charles

Peter Buxbaum | July 25, 2022 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

Louisiana port is also considering development of an offshore wind facility.

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Texas booming with ‘NAFTA 2.0’

Tad Thompson | July 25, 2022 | International Trade

South Texas’ economic growth is booming in large part because of the NAFTA treaty, in Dante Galeazzi’s view.

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Port of Brownsville gets boost from USMCA

Tad Thompson | July 25, 2022 | International Trade

International trade through the Port of Brownsville, TX, is booming.

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Wayfair’s Mento applies comic energy to leading e-commerce supply chain

Paul Scott Abbott | June 20, 2022 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

A former stand-up comedian with three decades of logistics experience, Pete Mento stands out as weirdly unique among top global supply chain executives.

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Cold-storage industry faces workforce issues, inflationary pressure

Peter Buxbaum | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

Americold, the largest player, managed to recover increased costs, but food production has yet to return to normal.

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Notes on AJOT’s Annual Top 100 Containerports A–Z

George Lauriat | June 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers

This year’s AJOT’s Top 100 Containerports A–Z is notable for a number of reasons. It is clear from the numbers that volumes are up at ports around the world. It is also obvious that supply chain disruptions have hit the ports hard and containerships sitting at anchor awaiting berths have become a regular feature of port operations.

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Last-mile deliveries: Competition heating up for sites

Peter Buxbaum | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

Whatever the facts and figures surrounding ongoing COVID-19 infections, the public discourse suggests that many political leaders and their voters are over, or want to be over, the pandemic.

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Port of Baltimore enhancing role as East Coast e-commerce gateway

Paul Scott Abbott | June 20, 2022 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

With expanded global service offerings and completion of a second 50-foot-draft berth, plus commencement of the much-anticipated Howard Street Tunnel project, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore is enhancing its position as a favored East Coast hub for e-commerce and other trade.

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Top 50 Logistics Tech Providers offers a glimpse into the future of the supply chain

George Lauriat | June 20, 2022 | Shipping Technology

The list, which easily could have contained two hundred Tech companies, was whittled down in part with the object of looking forward to a different supply chain than exists today.

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Maersk expanding supply chain distribution capacity in Canada

Leo Ryan | June 20, 2022 | Logistics

With supply change issues continuing to prevail in Canada, transportation providers are paying increasing attention to offering warehouse space through distribution centers to boost resiliency and competitiveness.

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Time for AI to conquer freight management complexity

AJOT | June 20, 2022 | Shipping Technology

The news hype about AI (artificial intelligence) and the big money investments flowing into the freight and logistics technology space seem to indicate that the industry is making great strides in adopting digitalization and using the latest forms of technology, such as AI.

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Miami floral cargo pushes airport expansion

AJOT | June 17, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airports

Driven in large part by burgeoning volumes of fresh cut flower imports, the Miami International Airport has plans to expand air cargo warehousing space.

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