Port of Los Angeles rolls out Control Tower data tool

Entitled the “Control Tower” data tool, POLA officials said that it provides real-time views of truck turn times and other truck capacity management information, which helps cargo owners, truckers, and other supply chain stakeholders to mor effectively predict and plan cargo flows.

Ardmore to Manage Four Carl Büttner Chemical Tankers

Cooperation strengthens chemical platform; underpins strategy to operate more sustainable, non-fossil fuel cargoes  Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced a new partnership with Carl Büttner, taking on the commercial management of four chemical…

Car Carrier Helios Ray in Dubai for Assessment After Explosion

An Israeli-owned ship hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman strategic waterway has arrived at a port in Dubai, where is it is due to be assessed in dry dock.The MV Helios Ray, a vehicle-carrier ship, was hit overnight between Thursday and Friday by a blast above the water line that a U.S.

Austal Philippines Delivers New Ferry to Fjord Line

Shipbuilding group Austal said its Austal Philippines arm has a 109-meter high-speed catamaran ferry to Fjord Line of Norway.The vehicle-passenger ferry, named FSTR, is said to be the largest aluminum vessel ever constructed in the Philippines.

MOL to Expand Ship Data Sharing

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC) have agreed to share the data of about 180 MOL’s ships in operation targeted for MOL’s Fleet Optimal Control Unified System (FOCUS) Project through Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP)…

Q&A: Aaron Terrazas, Director of Economic Research, Convoy

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Aaron Terrazas, Director of Economic Research, for Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy, about various topics, including the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on freight transportation operations, truckload capacity, and Peak Season, among other topics.

Shipbuilder Halter Marine Orders Inrotech Welding Robots

A set of welding robots will help Halter Marine to improve productivity as it ramps up to build the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter (PSC).Denmark-based Inrotech said it will deliver its Inrotech-MicroTwin, Inrotech-Classic and Inrotech-Crawler to the the Pascagoula, Miss.

Capesize Rates Slide, Dragging Baltic Index Down

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index dipped to its lowest since mid-February on Monday as rates for the larger capesize segment fell for the eighth straight session.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell 24 poin

One-third of Hin Leong Founder's Ships Sold to Pay Down Debt

About one third of the roughly 150 ships owned by companies controlled by Singapore tycoon Lim Oon Kuin and his family have been sold as part of efforts to repay billions of dollars of debt owed to creditors, two sources told Reuters.Accounting firm Grant Thornton…

Austal Wins U.S. Navy Contract for EPF 15

The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $235 million undefinitized contract action modification on Feb. 26, 2021, for the detailed design and construction of Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 15.The EPF program, currently operating on schedule and under budget, has delivered 12 ships to the fleet.