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Container-ship building spree not over yet; new orders still rising

June 27, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

For an alleged cartel that President Biden believes is deviously ripping off Americans, the container shipping oligopoly is sure doing a lousy job of managing its future capacity. The price of newbuild container ships keep rising, yet liner operators and […]


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In the trucking industry, saving pennies can add up

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The miles may be long in trucking, but the grind also occurs at a more granular level. “Trucking is a business of ‘a little goes a long way,’” notes Reliance Partners Director of Safety Robert Kaferle. Everything from contracts to […]


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Seanergy Maritime Acquires a Modern Capesize Vessel with Immediate Delivery and Direct Commencement of Period Charter

June 23, 2022

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has agreed to acquire a modern Capesize vessel (the “Vessel”) from a major Japanese company. The Vessel is intended to substitute the Company’s oldest vessel, the M/V Gloriuship, which will be spun-off […]


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FedEx, FourKites Announce Partnership to Improve Supply Chain

June 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

FedEx Corp. and supply chain solutions provider FourKites on June 22 announced an alliance to offer customers new, real-time data and information. The purpose is to help businesses navigate challenges, operate more efficiently and develop new growth opportunities. Without disclosing […]


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Pactum using AI to revolutionize shipping contract negotiations

June 22, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Using artificial intelligence and chatbots to handle contract negotiations for shippers and suppliers may seem like science fiction, but Pactum believes it has created the technology that could arrange better deals for everyone. Mountain View, California-based Pactum uses AI and […]


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No surprise: Report finds logistics costs spiked in 2021

June 21, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The 33rd annual State of Logistics Report, the year-over-year report card of the U.S. business logistics system, confirmed empirically what everyone already knew: 2021 was nirvana or a nightmare depending on what one does for a living. Total logistics costs, […]


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Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

June 20, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make some big decisions. […]


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Port Houston awards $429M in dredging contracts to widen channel

June 17, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Two contracts totaling $429.4 million for the dredging of the Houston ship channel have been awarded to Weeks Marine and Curtin Maritime Corp. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the port’s board of commissioners Friday. The commissioners […]


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Congress passes ocean shipping reform; Biden plans to sign soon

June 13, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The first major overhaul of regulations governing U.S. container trades since 1998 was easily approved by Congress on Monday and President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. By a vote of 369-42, the U.S. House of […]


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Biden to Visit Busiest US Port as Union Talks Raise Risk of a New Logjam

June 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to avert another inflation-spawning logjam at the nation’s busiest seaport, just as the economy is starting to recover from the last one. Biden will visit the port of Los Angeles on Friday with the […]