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The Secret Life of the City Banana The Secret Life of the City Banana
On a hot day in June, the Hermann Hesse slipped into New York Harbor and headed for the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn. The 550-foot container ship, flying the... »

America's Aging Infrastructure: Waterways Face Critical Juncture America's Aging Infrastructure: Waterways Face Critical Juncture
More than a million tons of commodities normally pass through the lock on the Monongahela River in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, every month. But on a recent day, the giant steel... »

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers
Logistics providers discuss how they're adjusting to major changes brought about by concerns over the economy, shifts in trade policy, the complexities of the omnichannel,... »

Videos
Challenges and Rewards of Moving Freight Between the U.S. and Mexico
Tom Sanderson, CEO of Transplace, discusses the growing U.S-Mexico freight market and how Transplace continues to strengthen its presence there. Sanderson also highlights... »

PortMiami's Model for Dynamic FTZs PortMiami's Model for Dynamic FTZs
Export of tropical plants, refurbished yachts and medical instruments destined for Latin America are just some of the new developments at PortMiami's foreign trade zone, says... »

How 3PLs are Responding to the 'Amazon Effect' and Other Market Trends
The Amazon effect is raising consumer expectations for delivery services and logistics providers are struggling to meet those expectations without degrading margins, says... »

Editors' Blog
Can Ports Keep Up With the Changing Needs of Container Lines?
Those idle cranes in the Port of Oakland's Outer Harbor stand as mute testimony to the changes that are roiling container ports and terminals today.... »

A Port With Too Much Container Space? Welcome to the Bizarro World
In the Superman comics, the Bizarro World is a planet where normal people and events become strangely inverted. Which, in the world of global trade and supply chain, appears... »

Will Mexico's Growing Ports Pose a Threat to U.S. Gateways?
Mexico is competing with the U.S. for manufacturing work coming back to the western hemisphere from China and other parts of Asia. Will it pose the same challenge for U.S.... »

Podcasts
Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey
It takes more than deep water to accommodate a modern-day containership. Sometimes you have to raise a bridge as well.... »

How East Coast Ports Are Getting 'Big-Ship Ready' How East Coast Ports Are Getting 'Big-Ship Ready'
It takes a big port to handle a big ship. Can East Coast ports meet the challenge of handling the new generation of mega-container vessels?... »

The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses? The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?
The new set of locks at the Panama Canal is open for business. How will it affect North American shipping patterns?... »

  News
Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico
Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since last week.... »

Terminal Operators Seek Changes to Los Angeles Clean Air Plan
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), a non-profit group that represents West Coast terminal operators and shipowners, has called for changes to the Clean Air... »

Global Port Throughput Maintains Upward Trend
Shanghai International Shipping Institute recently published its Global Port Development Report for the second quarter of 2017, saying that cargo throughputs at major ports... »

White Papers
Unlocking Successful Supply Chains in Emerging Markets
Emerging markets are on the rise, and buyers knowing how to get long delayed payment terms from these markets will help to open up new avenues for global brands to boost cash... »

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty
Demand is a fickle thing. In today's highly unpredictable manufacturing environment we're seeing huge shifts in demand in global markets and massive disruptions caused by new... »

Supply Chain Takeaways From the Financial Crisis
No business was immune to the effects of the Financial Crisis, but those in the manufacturing sector were arguably hit the hardest as demand plummeted at alarming rates. Fast... »

Supplier Case Studies
Intermodal Rail Investment Prepares Port for Higher Cargo Volumes
Challenge: Next generation ships carry more cargo than ever before. How can a port increase throughput in an environmentally sustainable manner while ensuring speed to market... »

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