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Cargo Theft a Threat Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted by Land Link on Nov 21, 2017 8:20:50 AM

According to FreightWatch International, the risk of cargo theft incidents is much higher during the holiday season, and the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend should demand additional supply chain security measures for retailers looking to protect their precious holiday merchandise.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Logistics Business, Shipping News, Logistics News, Industry Trends

Hyperloop Technology May Play a Role in Freight Transportation

Posted by Steve on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In February, we blogged about the Hyperloop. The Hyperloop is a conceptual train-like design to provide ultra-high-speed transportation for passengers and freight. The concept is the brainchild of Elon Musk, and the fuselage would travel inside a pressurized tube on a cushion of air.  Hyperloop technology is fast-tracking into the freight sector. Hyperloop One Inc., is one of two companies racing to build the futuristic speed-of-sound transportation technology.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Transportation News

Interstate Highway System Turns 60 This Year… Appearances Aren’t So Deceiving

Posted by Steve on Jul 20, 2016 9:12:33 AM

History of the System

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Transportation News

ATA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook on Freight Economy

Posted by Steve on Jun 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In a comprehensive presentation at the recent NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla., Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, provided an outlook specifically focused on the freight industry.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Industry Trends

Cargo theft summary for 2013

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2014 7:59:00 AM

The transportation industry faces huge challenges in measuring the economic effects of cargo theft. The illustration below provides a comprehensive overview of American cargo theft from January ,1 2013 to December 31, 2013. The review examines stolen commodity type , theft incident location, date, and time , cargo origin and destination , and mode of transportation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News

What's your plan for the looming West Coast port strike?

Posted by admin on May 27, 2014 3:55:00 AM

Upcoming negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and the Pacific Maritime Association is putting shippers on edge as the July 1 expiration of the six-year labor contract looms. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union represents 13,600 dock workers on the West Coast. The big sticking point in this year’s talks will be who pays for a so-called “Cadillac tax” that comes due in 2018 under Obamacare on the most lucrative of health care plans which is what the longshoremen currently have. That price tag could be as high as $150 million. 

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Transportation News

Downturn in Container Shipping Looms

Posted by admin on Mar 31, 2014 9:34:00 AM

The 2014 outlook for the container shipping industry appears bleak. The industry generally remains leveraged by significant debt amid continued fluctuating business levels. That onerous interest burden can be traced to the steady increase in leverage across the industry in the past decade, as carriers have invested in new tonnage. We are now seeing a number of profound structural changes in the industry that will have broad ranging impact. The race to build and deploy larger, more efficient vessels is both a cause and an effect of the persistent financial pressure. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intermodal Freight

Rebuilding our Infrastructure; the Goethals Bridge

Posted by admin on Mar 25, 2014 1:19:00 AM

One of the "firsts" in the Port Authority legacy, the Goethals Bridge was built as part of an overall project to accommodate greatly increased interstate automobile traffic following World War I. The Goethals Bridge is essential to moving cargo between airports and seaports and regional markets in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intermodal Freight

Rebuilding our Infrastructure; The Bayonne Bridge

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2014 1:42:00 AM

Because the Bayonne Bridge is only 151 feet above the water, larger container ships often cannot cross under it to reach our marine terminals – Port Newark, Elizabeth and Howland Hook in Staten Island. The expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to result in a shift to larger, cleaner, more-efficient ships servicing our region and other East Coast markets. In order to ensure these new ships can reach our ports, the clearance limitation must be addressed. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intermodal Freight

Bill Would Fund Freight Movement Infrastructure

Posted by admin on Mar 6, 2014 8:39:00 AM

A new bill has been introduced in the House that’s being dubbed the Freight Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2014 (FIRA). The bill would establish a 1% tax to be added to the cost of all shipments of freight cargo within the United States to be paid by the shipper.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight