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Port technology, moving up and out

Turn time is the bench mark by which ocean terminals measure efficiency. The longer it takes to move a container on or off the ship or through the facility, the costlier that unit becomes in terms of handling and vessel … Continue reading

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Giving Lobster the Cold Shoulder

Summer is finally here, what better way to celebrate than with a lobster bake and what better dish to serve then fresh Maine Lobster.  Over the past few years it seems that China has mirrored our taste for Maine Lobster … Continue reading

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33’ Twin Trailers, the debate rolls on

Earlier this month the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) held their annual meeting with Congress to discuss various topics important to 3-PLs and cargo owners. On their agenda was the issue of nationwide approval for the use of twin 33’ trailers … Continue reading

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HOS rules reviewed by Congress

There’s been a lot of discussion over the last several months on Electronic Logging Devices and the current Hours of Services regulations.  One congressman has taken the issue in hand introducing HR 5417 The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers … Continue reading

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WCMTOA presents its MLK Weekend Operating Schedule

The West Coast Marine  Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) has posted their gate hour schedule for the upcoming Martin Luther King weekend. Only APMT will remain closed for the entire period and as noted there will be no Saturday evening gates … Continue reading

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Suakin rises from the desert

At the end of last year, Turkey made significant inroads into Sudan. Adding a military base, and pledging to resurrect the ancient seaport city of Suakin. Called “the Port of Good Hope” by the Egyptians, Suakin may once again serve … Continue reading

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Logistics in the Neo-Millennium

As we spin towards the third decade or the Neo-Millennium as I call it; logistics professionals will see changes to the face of transportation un-conceived of 20 years ago. The way we physically handle cargo will go hand in hand … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings, Many Happy Returns?

The holidays are upon us.  Lights are going up all over town and the local sandlot now has trees for sale.   Holiday buying and giving is in full swing and the stores are looking to increase profits through the New … Continue reading

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The Jones Act: a New Face or New Fate

On September 20th Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico with Category 5 winds, knocking out power and devastating much of the island’s roads and infrastructure. Two weeks earlier, Hurricane Irma passing just north of the island also created significant damage. … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Titanic – Icebergs in the North Atlantic

On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the HMS Titanic was making her way from Southampton to New York. Steaming off the coast of Nova Scotia she collided with an Iceberg at 11:40 pm. By 2:20 am after taking on … Continue reading

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