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MPV/HL sector face challenges ahead

Last year we saw the effects of pent-up demand as we moved into the post pandemic phase which overwhelmed the global container fleet and the spillover effect it had on the multipurpose vessels/heavylift (MPV/HL) sector. While the surge has seen some pullback during 2022 there remains some flashing red lights as we move into the summer.

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Ukraine war clouds global steel demand prospects

Conflict has added a large dose of uncertainty to industry projections.

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Supply chain issues energize Great Lakes container developments

Breakbulk ports in Great Lakes add new dimension to supply chain solution.

EVs and an emerging supply chain
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Russian–Ukraine conflict impacts on the auto market

The Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered a variety of responses from supply chain providers and automakers.

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Alabama, Mississippi seaports beefing up rail, roadway links

Deepwater ports of Alabama and Mississippi are busy beefing up rail and roadway connections as they look to improve the flow of burgeoning cargo volumes on and off their terminals.

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Louisiana ports letting good times roll with deeper river, enhanced terminals

True to that Cajun expression, ports of Louisiana are letting the good times roll – and, even when it means overcoming obstacles, are advancing efforts to keep the supply chain efficiently rolling along through the Pelican State for many years to come.

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Texas seaports augmenting infrastructure to meet growing energy industry demands

When folks say everything’s bigger in Texas, they might well be referring to the fact that it is the largest in land mass among U.S. states (except Alaska). But the adage is equally fitting in describing the Lone Star State’s ports, which are big and getting bigger.

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Containership operators peak on a historic wave

Persistent problems in the supply chain have sparked new OSRA legislation and in the shipping industry what goes up usually comes down.

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Four corners of the container

It’s all about the container. In a sense the ship, the truck and even trains are just interchangeable pieces of the delivery system – it’s really all about getting the container from factory to warehouse and back again for reloading. A simple concept for an inherently complex business.

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2022 Top 50 Ocean Carriers

Top 50 ocean carriers listed by TEU with data provided by Descartes / Datamyne.

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The tripartite of ocean carrier alliances face multitude of challenges

The ocean carrier alliances control over 80% of the trade. But challenges both from ongoing supply chain disruptions and a new regulatory agenda could alter the way alliances operate.

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Lynden makes the tough stuff ordinary

The run from Houston, Texas to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is 4,500 miles and there is nothing regular about this regular run. Then again, Lynden which provides services to Alaska specializes in working in tough environments.

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Northeast ports: Expanding infrastructure and seeking new opportunities

Northeast ports are building with purpose as new infrastructure takes shape and new business opportunities appear with offshore wind power.

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QDC’s King outlines developments at Quonset Business Park

Steven King is the managing director of Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) which manages Quonset Business Park (QBP), a 3,200 acre business park located on Quonset Point, (North Kingstown) Rhode Island.

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South Brooklyn development adds to crucial wind-port inventory

Solving vertical clearance issue opens acreage for offshore operations

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Port of Montevideo faces tough competition from regional ports

Montevideo’s port faces stiff competition when it comes to regional trade. That’s likely to grow over time as bigger vessels ply routes from Asia, Europe and North America to South America and will press for fewer ports of call.

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Expansion of Montevideo TCP container terminal ups ante

Expansion of Montevideo’s Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) stands to double Port’s capacity to 2.5 million TEU and may be poised to become the gateway to the “Southern Cone”.

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AAL’s Schoeller talks about the global business and new ships

Felix Schoeller, Commercial Director, AAL Shipping (AAL) discusses new ships and prospects for the project sector.

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Revealed: Biden’s steel tariff policy

Recent agreements with Japan and the EU indicate the administration’s hybrid approach

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