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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 […]


Infrastructure

Are you overspending on driver training?

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Recruiting drivers is becoming more difficult. With the country navigating a weakening economy, companies industry wide are struggling to hire and retain drivers. According to Andrei Zakhareuski, CEO of Driving Tests, rising attrition rates across the industry can and will […]


Shipping

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 […]


Shipping

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 […]


Shipping

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 […]


Shipping

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 […]


Shipping

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, […]


Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

June 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” […]


Shipping

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. […]