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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. »

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 at destinations around the country? »

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again. »

Google and Rolls-Royce Are Partnering on Autonomous Ships

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to develop Rolls-Royce's intelligent awareness software, which is already in use on ships today and will play a central role in the company's drive towards autonomous vessels. »

A Mobile Floating Truck Stop on the St. Lawrence Seaway

Ro-ro ships carry trucks and other road vehicles across the Baltic Sea and also across Cook Strait, providing onboard overnight accommodations as well as food services. There may be scope to adapt that operational precedent to bypass roadway traffic congestion on the St. Lawrence Seaway. »

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. »

Container Ships Need Better Fire-Fighting Systems, Insurance Group Says

The International Union of Marine Insurance has called for better fire-fighting systems on board container ships, citing its concern that current provisions are insufficient given the growing size of container vessels and a recent spate of fires on board ships. »

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. »

Ship Emissions Make Thunderstorms More Intense, Study Says

A new study mapping lightning around the globe finds lightning strokes occur nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than they do in areas of the ocean adjacent to shipping lanes that have similar climates. »

New Government Partnership to Boost Traceable Fishing

New Government Partnership to Boost Traceable Fishing

The United States Agency for International Development's Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Inmarsat have advanced communication technology to improve fisheries catch documentation and traceability. »

'Amazon Effect' Sparks Deals for Software-Tracking Firms

A growing number of companies are paying to track in real time everything from truckloads of pork chops to shipping containers full of exercise equipment. »

Hyundai Merchant Marine Looks to Arctic Route

Hyundai Merchant Marine, South Korea's largest container carrier, says it's planning to sail the Northern Sea Route by 2020. »

Looking Ahead: The Bunkering Market After 2020

Alok Sharma, head of commercial at Glencore subsidiary Inatech, recently spoke with The Maritime Executive about the outlook for bunkering. Inatech provides software solutions to both bunker suppliers and bunker buyers - giving it a perspective on both sides of the market. »

Cyberattack Cost Maersk $300M and Disrupted Operations for Two Weeks

A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide - and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles' largest cargo terminal - has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $200m to $300m, the company says. »

New Robot Containers Could Ship Aquaculture Products

A group of Norwegian graduates have spent their summer developing smart "robot containers" with cooling systems that can sail to ports without any human interaction. »

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