Supply chain innovation teams, created by the Federal Maritime Commission, say a national portal could improve port performance and increase American economic competitiveness.
A report issued today by the AASHTO and the AAPA said the FAST Act has brought ports and cargo fully into the surface transportation network and has given the nation a dedicated federal freight program for the first time ever.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said expenses have been cut to the bone in the past two years, so increases would not be unexpected.
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The latest round of funding for freight forwarder Flexport shows early stage venture capital groups are nowhere near burned out on logistics technology startups.
The recent announcement on Japan’s three major ocean carriers - MOL, NYK Line and “K” Line - merging container operations has left the industry wondering if more consolidation is to come.
A construction project at the west African port officially began and will drastically increase the port’s container capacity.