Port of Oakland container volume dipped 1.8 percent in 2019

The Port of Oakland – which stages its “6th Annual State of the Port” address on January 29 – reports that its 2019 container volume decreased 1.8 percent from 2018, Maritime division spokesmen attributed this dip to fewer empty containers, but noted that loaded import and export containers were at a record high.

New services, auto growth to drive Mexican intermodal gains in 2020

After a 2.8 percent decline in Mexico’s intermodal traffic last year, the intermodal sector expects more consistent railroad scheduling,...

Australian shippers face strike action, surging port charges

Shippers using DP World’s four Australian terminals...

Truck tonnage volumes are low but mostly up, reports ATA

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for December—at 118.2 (2015=100)—topped November’s 113.6 reading by 4% after a 3.4% decline from October to November.

New LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator

Wärtsilä has launched a new LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator. The simulator will promote greater safety on board liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled vessels by improving the level of training for operators of LNG systems. The design is…

Kongsberg to Test Autonomous Ship Technology

Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg announced it will install and test autonomous ship technologies on two vessels in Europe's inland waterways and short sea coastal shipping routes.The AUTOSHIP project will aim to test and further develop key…

JNPT customs joins Indian crackdown on carrier terminal pricing

Indian efforts to address shipper concerns over a lack of transparency into logistics costs are seeing greater urgency at the start of 2020, threatening to box...

BC Ferries Chooses SCHOTTEL Propulsion

SCHOTTEL said it secured an order to provide propulsion units for four 81-meter hybrid-electric road ferries ordered by Canadian operator BC Ferries from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.Captain Jamie Marshall, Vice President, Business Development and Innovation at BC Ferries…

There are more than a few logistics and distribution topics to watch in 2020

In 2020, keep an eye on AI and micro-fulfillment.

Q&A: Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of The Association for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor recently caught up with ASCM’s Abe Eshkenazi to learn more about the various trends occurring within the intersection of e-commerce and related site development, as they relate to the myriad moving logistics-related parts.