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AAPA advocates for sufficient funding for multimodal projects
AAPA advocates for sufficient funding for multimodal projects

Paul Scott Abbott | September 24, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

While decrying tariff burdens, the American Association of Port Authorities is continuing to advocate for sufficient federal funding for port projects and related multimodal endeavors, as well as harbor maintenance.

NJ jumpstarting wind power as part of broader clean-energy strategy

Peter Buxbaum | September 24, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift News

Yachting industry using Florida FTZs to facilitate sales, repairs
Yachting industry using Florida FTZs to facilitate sales, repairs

Peter Buxbaum | September 24, 2018 | International Trade

Fort Lauderdale wins designation, Palm Beach seeks to follow suit

Project forwarder Fracht partnering with CargoX on blockchain solution
Project forwarder Fracht partnering with CargoX on blockchain solution

Paul Scott Abbott | September 24, 2018 | Logistics

The use of blockchain solutions in the supply chain is by no means limited to the containerized cargo sector, with Basel, Switzerland-based Fracht now leading the way in the field of project forwarding by teaming with CargoX in providing swift and secure paperless bills of lading for outside-the-box shipments.

Offshore wind projects begin to alter US seascape
Offshore wind projects begin to alter US seascape

Peter Buxbaum | September 24, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift News

First farm came online in late 2017, more to follow

Statoil/Equinor plans $12 billion in renewable energy projects
Statoil/Equinor plans $12 billion in renewable energy projects

Peter Buxbaum | September 24, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift News

Norway’s oil and gas giant, Statoil, which has been renamed Equinor, has made major investments in renewable energy technologies and plans for $12 billion more in the next twelve years.

Multi-billion dollar pipeline projects battle to stay on track
Multi-billion dollar pipeline projects battle to stay on track

Matt Miller | September 24, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift News

Pipelines are multi-billion dollar projects spanning thousands of miles. But beyond the miles and money, there are geopolitical considerations that can stop up a pipe project of any size.

Boise Cascade’s Goodwin relies on relationships to meet rising demand in tight transport market
Boise Cascade’s Goodwin relies on relationships to meet rising demand in tight transport market

Paul Scott Abbott | September 24, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

With burgeoning demand for wood products and building materials amidst tightening transportation capacity, Lee Goodwin depends upon long-term relationships to fulfill needs of customers of Boise Cascade Co.

Canadian ports navigate through global trade challenges
Canadian ports navigate through global trade challenges

Leo Ryan | September 10, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

When 2018 began, Canadian port officials were much encouraged by rising cargo trends thanks to firm demand in bulk and general cargo in global trade with Europe, China-led Asia and the United States, by far Canada’s leading commercial partner.

Short line rail, America’s true multimodal component
Short line rail, America’s true multimodal component

Matt Guasco | September 10, 2018 | Intermodal News | Rail

When we think of intermodal rail, we envision containers or breakbulk cargo moving via one of our tier 1 carriers such as the U.P. or the CSX. We tend to forget that many more commodities begin or end their transit via short line railroads.

VIMC plays major role in opening of CNCo Swire office in Vancouver
VIMC plays major role in opening of CNCo Swire office in Vancouver

Leo Ryan | September 10, 2018 | Maritime News

The recent opening of a new North American outpost in Vancouver of an international shipping enterprise marks another milestone in the efforts of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) to bolster the global maritime hub ambitions of Canada’s biggest port city. China Navigation Co (CNCo) has opened its doors at new offices in Vancouver.

Trucking consolidation

Matt Miller | September 10, 2018 | Intermodal News | Road

Port of Hamilton chief executive slams tariff war ignited by Trump
Port of Hamilton chief executive slams tariff war ignited by Trump

Leo Ryan | September 10, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ian Hamilton, President of the Port of Hamilton, home to the largest Canadian steel producer (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), has struck out at punitive import tariff barriers introduced by President Trump that are having a significant economic impact on the Great Lakes region as a whole.

Is US trucking reaching the tipping point?
Is US trucking reaching the tipping point?

Matt Miller | September 10, 2018 | Intermodal News | Road

The U.S. trucking industry is under stress, that’s a given. Driver shortages, ELD regulations, traffic congestion, environmental standards, safety and a boom in demand are just a few of the stress points facing the trucking industry. Is technology the answer: maybe… or maybe not.

Canadian ports and terminal operators target Midwest
Canadian ports and terminal operators target Midwest

Leo Ryan | September 10, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Mention the Midwest, and it does not take long for key Canadian ports and terminal operators on the east and west coasts, along with various transportation providers, to rapidly target the region as a major strategic market in North America.

Continuing intermodal gains seen by executives of Class I rail firms
Continuing intermodal gains seen by executives of Class I rail firms

Paul Scott Abbott | September 10, 2018 | Intermodal News | Rail

Thanks to overall North American economic strength and a shortage of trucking capacity, Class I railroads are enjoying dynamic growth in intermodal activity and are responding with enhanced services and billions of dollars of investments in infrastructure and technology, as executives envision the upward trend continuing.

Urumqi “new city” construction is modernizing ancient silk road in China
Urumqi “new city” construction is modernizing ancient silk road in China

Robert L. Wallack | August 20, 2018 | Intermodal News | Rail

new city is emerging against the snow-capped Tian Shan mountain range in the capital city of Urumqi of the northwest region in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Flatbed trucks laden with steel beams and aluminum bars make deliveries to construction sites for new residential and office high-rise buildings.

Hong Kong: one country, two systems and a trade war
Hong Kong: one country, two systems and a trade war

George Lauriat | August 20, 2018 | International Trade

While Trump’s trade war provides Hong Kong an opportunity to reprise its role as middleman to China, pressure from both Beijing and Washington threatens to slam the door on open trade.

Record-setting Port of Baltimore advancing more 50-foot berthing
Record-setting Port of Baltimore advancing more 50-foot berthing

Paul Scott Abbott | August 20, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Moving containers and vehicles alike at record paces, the Port of Baltimore is adding more 50-foot-deep berth space plus bringing on additional land to ensure continuing ability to efficiently link global markets with consumers of the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

First US-built zero emission fuel cell ferry will sail on San Francisco Bay in 2019
First US-built zero emission fuel cell ferry will sail on San Francisco Bay in 2019

Stas Margaronis | July 30, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

The first hydrogen fuel cell powered vessel built in the United States will sail on the San Francisco Bay in 2019 and it will generate zero emissions.

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