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New Boost for Dutch Rail Freight Transport

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

 Various parties active in the rail freight transport sector have reached agreement with State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven about an incentives package that is intended to make rail freight transport even more sustainable and attractive.  Among other things, the agreement concerns various measures

Nils van Vliet Appointed CEO of Railport Antwerp

Photo: Copyright Nils van Vliet

Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities.  The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport,

Number of Ships Waiting to Load Soy in Brazil Jumps 60%

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The number of ships waiting to berth at Brazilian ports to load soybeans and its byproducts is currently almost 60 percent larger than in the same period last year, according to data from shipping agency Williams compiled by Reuters.At the same time, the amount of ships that are berthed and currently

IMO Brings Port Issues to the Fore

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Global trade by sea is dependent on the interconnection between ships, ports and people - and everyone needs to be involved, from port operators, to regulators, to maritime security experts and innovators in technology.    The theme of mutual cooperation and collaboration was highlighted throughout a special event on ports,

Kalmar-Navis Intermodal Automation Solution for Moorebank Logistics Park

Moorebank Graphic View. Photo: Kalmar

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Navis, part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec, have been awarded the contract to supply a state-of-the-art, fully automated intermodal terminal solution for Qube's Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in south-western Sydney.    The order, valued at approximately EUR 80 million,

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen Joins Liberty Global Logistics

File Image: Paul Jaenichen (CREDIT: Marad)

Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) announced today that Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, former U.S. Maritime Administrator, has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President – US Flag.   In his new position, he will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day aspects of the Company’s business relating to U.

APL Expedites Last Mile Delivery in U.S.

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 APL has announced an enhancement to its exclusive Eagle Express X (EXX) service, promising a more expeditious last mile delivery of import cargo with same-day cargo availability at the Global Gateway South (GGS) Terminal in Los Angeles. The latest development is seen as a more optimal solution for

Wärtsilä Intermodal Pact with VR Group

Image caption: VR uses Dv12 diesel locomotives, among others. Wärtsilä will take responsibility of their reconditioning. (Image © VR Group)

 The technology group Wärtsilä and VR Group, a national railway operator owned by the Finnish State, deepen their partnership as Wärtsilä begins to recondition the engines of diesel locomotives.    The agreement significantly extends the previous relationship between the companies. For VR Group, the

CP Rail Workers Reject Contract, Resume Negotiations

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Canadian Pacific Railway conductors and locomotive engineers on Friday rejected the company's latest contract offer, with their union saying negotiations would resume and raising the prospect of another possible strike at Canada's second-largest railroad.   A strike by the estimated 3,000 workers

Maersk Line Introduces Bunker Surcharge

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The world's largest container shipping company Maersk Line is increasing prices because of a surge in the cost of bunker fuel.   The shipping fuel has become increasingly costly as global crude oil prices have returned to peaks not reached since 2014, lifted by the United States' exit this month from

Meet the Digital, Zero Emission Cargo Solution

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway. This means that all the necessary operations related to the

St. Louis: the heartland’s intermodal hub hosts two industry events

On the IMX tradeshow floor: Scania USA Sales Manager (Marine) Al Alcala and MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe this week got together to discuss current trends in propulsion.

The 5th annual inland IMX show coincides with the first ever FreightWeek STL. For transport professionals, supply chain stakeholders and inland operators alike, there was something for everyone.   St. Louis, MO: This week’s IMX inland marine industry tradeshow may have been the primary focus for inland stakeholders,

Tim Bush Promoted to Crowley VP, Deputy General Counsel

Tim Bush, Crowley vice president and deputy general counsel

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that Tim Bush has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel.   In his new position, Bush will help support the company’s growth as a provider of solutions for the U.S. government and various public-sector agencies. He will be based in Houston and report to Michael Roberts,

Addressing the Current Trucking Crisis

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A long time coming, a growing trucking crisis is now certainly here. An important piece of the intermodal supply chain equation faces steep challenges in 2018, and beyond.Looking back at what has led us to our current trucking situation; it can be argued that “we saw this coming.” For more than a decade now,

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