By Donal Scully August 31st, 2017 Shipping lines are scrambling to reroute cargo in response to the upheaval to supply chains caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, according to Fox and Dow Jones. With several US Gulf of Mexico seaports – including the key Houston hub – closed and land-based transportation system disrupted, shipping
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Post-Hanjin reality, one year on

By Kris Kosmala August 31st, 2017 Does anyone still remember the excitement of Maersk’s EEE (18,340 teu) coming into service in 2015? Any passion still left in you about the 2017 arrival of the MOL Triumph (20,170 teu)? How about the reportedly imminent order for nine 22,000 teu vessels by CMA CGM? Worryingly, while the
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Freight Companies Scramble to Reroute Goods in Wake of Harvey

Trucking fleets, railroads and shipping lines look for alternative routes as Tropical Storm Harvey disrupts a major transportation hub By Paul Page and Brian Baskin Updated Aug. 28, 2017 7:04 p.m. ET Trucking fleets, railroads and shipping lines are rerouting cargo and setting up alternate supply lines as Tropical Storm Harvey promises to disrupt freight
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By Alexander Whiteman  29/08/2017 Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas and Louisiana supply chains, with land, sea, and air operations suspended. Despite the US government downgraded the hurricane yesterday to a tropical storm, a second landfall is expected later today with rail operator Union Pacific (UP) preparing for 50 inches of rain by Friday. UP said: “Harvey continues
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By Mike Wackett  03/08/2017 With CMA CGM reportedly ready to sign a letter-of-intent for nine ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) of 22,000 teu, insurers are becoming increasingly concerned that their exposure may be too concentrated. At a conference in Seoul, South Korea, this week, shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) revealed it was in competition with a Chinese
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Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.) August 1, 2017 2:45 PM, EDT Great Lakes Basin Transportation entered its response July 31 to opposition groups’ arguments that its application to build a 271-mile freight railroad from northwest Indiana to southeast Wisconsin should be rejected. In filings earlier this month to the federal Surface Transportation Board, opponents
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FSMA: From One Fleet to Another

Belinda Rueffer | Director Product Marketing, Fleet – Spireon July 24, 2017 12:00 AM, EDT Coming into compliance with new regulations can throw industries into chaos as they rework procedures, policies, and the documentation of those processes. With significant changes aimed at the food transpor­tation industry, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 — the most
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By Alex Lennane 28/06/2017 Maersk Line is today unable to take bookings following yesterday’s Petya ransomware cyber attack, in what has been called “shipping’s Y2K moment”. While all vessel operations will continue, making “the majority” of port calls, the shipping line says it has “shut down” IT and communications infrastructure as a security measure. Maersk said: “Access to most ports
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By John Woodside with additional reporting by Si Chen, Xu Wenjuan and Liu Huilan 23/05/2017 The 2015 warehouse explosion in Tianjin was one of the worst manmade disasters in Chinese history – and exposed the darker side of rapid urbanisation This article is a project of UBC’s International Reporting Program It was almost midnight on
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