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George A. Kohlrieser to deliver keynote at Navis World 2015 Conference

Posted 03/26 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
Navis announced that George A. Kohlrieser, an internationally recognized expert on leadership, will present a general session at Navis World 2015, taking place March 29-April 1, 2015 at the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.

Long-term consequences of West Coast port congestion yet to be realized, say insurance specialists

Posted 03/23 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Zurich Insurance and their head of Strategic Business Risk, Linda Conrad, are sharing some interesting insights into the longer-term financial implications of the prolonged West Coast port disruption for retailers across the country.

Port of Savannah reports big increase in inbound cargo

Posted 03/23 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
In marked contrast to reports emanating from U.S. West Coast ports, The Georgia Ports Authority is boasting strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.
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Zurich Insurance Insight on Implications of West Coast Port Disruptions is Spot On

Posted 03/20 · 11:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
While the labor disputes are now largely resolved, there is still an estimated 45 day backup for ships at the port which will continue to impact profitability for months, as repercussions continue along the supply chain.

Cargomatic Free Flow program helping to increase throughput at POLA

Posted 03/19 · 11:29 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this month, Cargomatic announced it had formally rolled out its Cargomatic Free Flow program, which is geared towards reducing congestion at POLA, the Port of Long Beach, and other ports, too.

‘Smart’ containers signal another new trend

Posted 03/13 · 09:44 AM · LM Editorial
TRAXENS, developer of innovative containers monitoring systems, will equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology.

West Coast ports have more “damage control” ahead

Posted 03/11 · 08:11 PM · LM Editorial
Lest shippers believe that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is fully on board with the new “tentative” contract agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association, consider what happened at the Port of Oakland this week.

“Wind Vessels” now in beta

Posted 03/11 · 03:21 PM · LM Editorial
LadeAS, led by legendary speed sailor, Terje Lade, has introduced “Vindskip,” (or “wind ship”) designed to take advantage of the wind for propulsion, along with advance computer technology enabling weather forecasting and route optimization.
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Waterfront Coalition told that U.S. West Coast ports must reform

Posted 03/05 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
West Coast port authorities may be overstating the obvious when they decry “business as usual.” But it’s refreshing to see them finally coming around.

North Carolina’s shippers may soon have enhanced logistics network

Posted 03/04 · 05:01 PM · LM Editorial
Transportation stakeholders reliant on North Carolina’s major seaports are welcoming news this week, which outlines plans to enhance the intermodal and cold chain network in the region.

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