Low-sulfur costs hamper trans-Pacific contracting

Major container lines are telling North American importers they won’t sign service contracts that don’t account for...

US shipments of wind power equipment soar

Under the influence of a “super cycle” driven by tax credits, approximately 38,000 megawatts of wind farm development were under...

US tax deadline boosts wind project logistics

Galvanized by falling costs, technological improvements, and a soon-disappearing federal tax credit, the 20-year-old US wind energy industry will be pushing hard over the next few years to manufacture and/or import, transport, and install towering turbines on wind farms nationwide....

KCSM reopens rail lines at Lazaro Cardenas

Nearly a month after...

Evaluating efficiency of top global container ports

Efficiency Evaluation of Global 20 Major Container Ports Based on AIS DataAs the port customer, the shipping company would like to judge the service quality of a port in two aspects: time and cost, and even will be more sensitive to time requirements. The service efficiency of the port can...

China backing to fuel Trieste competition with Piraeus

Italy is moving closer to striking an agreement with China that would improve the containerized rail reach of Trieste, heating up competition for Central...

Italy’s Belt and Road play

With Italy becoming the first G7 country to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), there are indications that China is preparing the groundwork to open its economy and move swiftly to financial and regulatory reform. This is contrary to claims...

Rotterdam volume rising despite Asia-Europe slowdown

First-quarter container throughput at the port of Rotterdam soared 7.3 percent compared with last year, despite slowing volume on the continent’s largest source of...

North American port rankings: Mexican ports grow fastest

Riding faster national container growth than their US and Canadian counterparts,...

Climate change already pummeling supply chains

The Panama Canal in April instituted draft restrictions that are eating into available container capacity to the US East Coast from Asia, the latest sign of how more severe weather from...