Port of Mobile launches search for new CEO

The Port of Mobile is looking for a leader that can oversee the port’s container, auto, bulk, and breakbulk operations. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The next head of the Port of Mobile will need to show the innovation and leadership skills to manage plans to double the port’s container handling capacity while diversifying its shipping services, according to outgoing CEO James Lyons. The Alabama State Port Authority wants to have Lyons’…

December 6, 2019
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Spate of news out of Maersk reflects reinvention pressures

A recent spree of news from Maersk comes as the world’s largest container line is looking to reinvent itself as an end-to-end logistics provider. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Maersk’s busy last week — making four product, investment, and customer acquisition announcements — resembles the vigor one would find in a startup, not necessarily the world’s largest container line with $39 billion in total annual revenue last year across shipping, terminals, and…

December 6, 2019
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Survive and Thrive This Holiday Season: Grow Your LSP Through Digitization

Is it the most wonderful time of the year? With an influx of goods, distribution centers and stores should be prepared. LSPs are especially affected as they play a pivotal role in ensuring that orders are delivered on time and stores are well stocked for the peak season. With Blume Global’s paper, just in time for the holidays, LSPs can learn how to use technology to fulfill and exceed customer…

December 6, 2019
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Slowing growth darkens outlook for India’s public ports

India’s 12 major port entities saw combined container throughput slide 5.5 percent year over year in November, to 763,000 TEU. Photo credit: DP World Chennai. The cargo bleed at India’s major public ports in recent months has begun to accelerate, putting additional pressure on stakeholders who need to regain market share lost to private minor ports and optimize capacity added in recent years through considerable investment. The country’s 12 major…

December 6, 2019
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Consumers keep wheels on US freight economy

Retail shipments are filling tractor-trailers as US manufacturing struggles to recover from a slowdown. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The freight economy is getting a visit of the faster-growing ghost of Christmas past — 2017 that is — with the US economic signals pulsing stronger in the final months of 2019, capping a year marked by deceleration in both cargo volumes and broader economic expansion.  The IHS Markit Composite PMI Output Index,…

December 6, 2019
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Allcargo deal poised to reshape India logistics play

Allcargo’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Gati Ltd. give it access to a pan-India network covering some 19,000 delivery points, a fleet of more than 5,000 trucks, and some 2,500 last-mile e-commerce delivery assets. Illustration credit: Shutterstock.com. Once a niche player in the freight forwarding world, Allcargo Logistics Ltd. has transformed itself into a formidable multimodal logistics solutions provider in India by adopting an aggressive, targeted-acquisition investment strategy in…

December 6, 2019
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Sponsored: How do we cut global shipping emissions?

Sponsored: Sandra Karlsson, head of DGF GoGreen Europe for DHL Global Forwarding, discusses the significance of IMO 2020, the regulation’s actual impact, consumer expectations, and exciting decarbonization options available to shippers. 2019 Container Trade Europe, Hamburg, Germany [embedded content] Source: http://www.joc.com

December 6, 2019
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Baltimore port gets funding for double-stack rail access

Maryland state officials say they have the funds to move ahead with worth that will allow double-stacked trains to go in and out of the Port of Baltimore. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley After attempting for at least seven years to secure full funding for a project that would provide double-stack intermodal rail access to Baltimore, the Maryland Port Authority said Thursday it has secured the last $103 million needed,…

December 6, 2019
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White to step down as executive director at Port of Baltimore

The Port of Baltimore has grown volume of cargo and the number of vehicles it handles during the 18-year tenure of James J. White, executive director of the Maryland Port Authority. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley The Maryland Port Authority is searching for a new executive director after James J. White announced Wednesday he would step down on Dec. 31 after leading the agency for 18 years, during which the…

December 6, 2019
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Strong shippers tie transportation, procurement

Strong shippers understand the interconnection between service and price. Photo credit: Wikicommons. Tension between a shipper’s transportation and procurement departments is a natural occurrence, but the most effective shippers know how to overcome that to work on a united front with an understanding of how service, pricing, and data are integral to a strong supply chain, speakers said on a webinar Thursday. That synergy has been particularly difficult to establish…

December 6, 2019
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