A confluence of supply chain snags have created shortages in vehicle inventory, but with EVs on the way, what is the future of the auto supply chain?
Just over a century ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the “Jones Act”, to protect the nation’s maritime interests. On the verge of potentially the greatest maritime industry boom since World War 2, the question of how to balance the dictates of the Jones Act and the commercial demands of Offshore Wind Power is a multi-trillion dollar question.
Scrapping “Kermits”, fines, mountains of custom documents, driver shortages, phased implementation and new shipping routes are all part of post-Brexit trade…with lots more changes to come.
It’s been a year since the USMCA free trade agreement was consummated between the three North American nations: the United States, Mexico and Canada. Whether the USMCA is a good deal, bad deal or something else altogether, is still being debated. But what is becoming increasingly clear one year later is the USMCA is better than no deal at all.
One year back, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation was in a tailspin. The pandemic had triggered a lockdown. The economy was cratering. Orders were summarily cancelled. Shippers, wholesalers and merchants were desperately trying to survive, and carriers were caught up in the downward spiral.
As the dominant freight transport operator in Alaska, Lynden has decades of experience figuring out how to deliver goods to far-flung towns in villages spread out over vast territory. That’s centered on multi-modal transport — planes, barges, trucks — but also includes the recent development of such novel kinds of carriers as the Pistenbully Snowcat. (More about that in a bit.)
Latin America’s exports of fruits have been tested by two seasons under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AEB is another software provider with deep ties to global trade and logistics.
A company based in Iceland has developed a data-logger solution for monitoring temperature standards for COVID-19 vaccines across the globe.
© Copyright 1999–2023 American Journal of Transportation. All Rights Reserved