Port of Charleston sets TEU records in 2017 – DC Velocity

Transportation January 18, 2018 Savannah tapped as entry port for Chilean blueberries. By DC Velocity Staff The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which owns and operates the Port of Charleston and inland ports in Greer, Georgetown, and Dillon, S.C., said yesterday that the port set an all-time record in 2017 by handling 2.2 million twenty-foot […]

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Sea container imports seen growing 7 percent in 2017, NRF-Hackett report says. – DC Velocity

Home > Transportation > Sea container imports seen growing 7 percent in 2017, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation January 8, 2018 By DC Velocity Staff Imports at the nation’s major container ports were projected to grow 7 percent last year over 2016 levels due to improving retail sales throughout 2017 and a strong holiday season, according […]

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SAP joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance – DC Velocity

Technology November 15, 2017 German software firm will help develop standards and education for freight and transportation, SAP says. By DC Velocity Staff German software giant SAP SE said it has joined the “Blockchain in Trucking Alliance” (BiTA), an industry group created to guide the development of blockchain-based data-security software in the transportation industry. SAP will work with other […]

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Reshuffled ocean carrier alliances have been good for industry—so far, carrier executives contend – DC Velocity

Home > Transportation > Reshuffled ocean carrier alliances have been good for industry—so far, carrier executives contend Transportation November 15, 2017 New carrier groupings and industry consolidation not detrimental to shippers, but problems remain, according to speakers at Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) conference. By Toby Gooley Despite the domination of major […]

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Reports show continued freight strength, higher rates, tight trucks – DC Velocity

Home > Transportation > Reports show continued freight strength, higher rates, tight trucks Transportation November 2, 2017 Truckload, intermodal indexes post solid gains, truck capacity remains tight. By Mark B. Solomon Another one of the transportation’s industry’s virtuous cycles is upon us, at least if recent data points and anecdotes are accurate. A […]

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McKinsey report on container shipping in 2067 predicts autonomous 50K TEU vessels – DC Velocity

Home > Strategy > McKinsey report on container shipping in 2067 predicts autonomous 50K TEU vessels Strategy October 27, 2017 Autonomous transport chain to manage end-to-end ocean shipping flows, authors forecast. By DC Velocity Staff In 50 years, containerships will operate autonomously and will be nearly three times the size of the largest current vessels. […]

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DHL opens air cargo gateway at O’Hare Airport – DC Velocity

Transportation October 25, 2017 Company’s third air operation in Chicago. By DC Velocity Staff Global express carrier DHL Express today opened an air cargo gateway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, DHL Express’ third such facility in Chicago. The $10 million building is located at O’Hare’s northeast cargo campus, joining one other facility in O’Hare and […]

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