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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 Action Plan (CAAP) put forward by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. »

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 around the world continued to rise. »

U.K. Traders Say Blockchain Can Ameliorate Impending Customs Congestion

U.K. traders say that blockchain could automate and systematize the administrative burdens of customs oversight generated by an impending customs regime, following the recent announcement by Brexit Secretary David Davis that a new customs system will be in place by 2019. »

U.K. Proposes Broad Customs Deal With EU After Brexit

The U.K. government proposed a far-reaching customs arrangement with the European Union that it said would eliminate the need for border checks on imports and exports after Brexit. »

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 Liberian flag, had come some 3,000 miles from Ecuador. It had gone through the Panama Canal, picked up cargo in the Caribbean and... »

Post-Brexit Customs Checks Might Cost $1.3Bn a Year

Brexit could cost Ł1bn ($1.3bn) a year in extra customs checks and huge border delays, a consultant has claimed. »

'Modest Gains' May Be New Normal for Dubai's Cooling Air Freight Market

Dubai's new freight hub is now handling about a third of the emirate's air freight, as both regional airports posted middling first half numbers, reflecting a regional downturn. »

U.K. Customs Checks Could Cost $1.3Bn a Year Post-Brexit

Customs checks at the border after the U.K. leaves the European Union could cost 1bn pounds ($1.3bn) a year and cause delays for goods being shipped in both directions, according to a report by Oxera, an economic consultancy. »

$100Tr Needed for Infrastructure by 2040, Report Says

$100Tr Needed for Infrastructure by 2040, Report Says

The G20's Global Infrastructure Hub and Oxford Economics have released a report that finds that the world will need nearly $100tr in infrastructure investment by 2040. This equates to nearly $4tr every year - about the same amount as the GDP of Germany. »

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 gates that hold back the river didn't budge. »

Global Shipping Feels Fallout From Maersk Cyber Attack

For days, global shipping was still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that recently hit A.P. Moller-Maersk - showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and interconnected industry. »

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. »

New Tax Will Transform Face of Indian Logistics Industry

India's greatest tax reform - replacing an array of provincial duties with a nationwide goods and services tax - is transforming the logistics industry in a country where moving stuff around is notoriously difficult to do, executives say. »

'Chokepoints' Threaten Global Food Supply, Report Says

International trade routes are increasingly reliant on a small number of key ports, straits and roads that if disrupted will threaten global food supply, according to a report. »

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