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Hurricane Joaquin has a bigger reach than most people realize

The East Coast is getting ready to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Joaquin leaves the Bahamas and heads north. As of the time of this post, Joaquin is just a category 3 storm and will likely increase in strength to a category 4. General news is certainly focused on... read more

Terminal collaboration

Collaboration is a growing focus in the logistics industry. Given pressures from increasing imports and the growing number of mega-ships, more attention is being paid to ways that terminals and shipping lines can work together. Communication is one key area that helps with collaboration and efficiency. The other, we believe, is... read more

Freight bottlenecks in the US and Asia

The number of imports to West Coast ports has decreased this year, while imports to East Coast ports have increased. Surprisingly, the biggest driver has been China, not the backups at West Cost ports, according to the research company Zepol. Imports from China to the East Coast have increased by... read more

Delivering efficiently today

The backlog of cargo at West Coast ports has been clearing up, but problems still remain. Big improvements with terminal delays will certainly come when terminals work seven days a week, 24 hours a day, which is the norm at other comparable large port complexes. But who can hold their breath... read more

Appointments

The problems with gate congestion extend beyond marine terminals. But too often, the solutions only address issues at the marine terminal gates. One of the most talked-about solutions for gate congestion is appointments — specific time slots allocated to a trucker to visit a marine terminal. The goal is to... read more

Seamless gate processing

Our mission is to help trucks move through marine terminals faster. To do this, we partner with gate providers to bring truckers through the gate processing in a seamless manner. Today, terminals and gate providers have to rely on external sensors or terminal personnel to capture data. That results in... read more

How large will the ships get?

With the launch of the MSC Oscar, which can carry more than 19,000 shipping containers, the new bench mark for the largest vessel on Earth has been set. I remembered when the Regina Maersk was the talk of the industry when I first started my career with Maersk Line in... read more

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