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Monthly Archives: April 2015

2M Alliance Could Mean Higher Costs and Impact Chassis Availability for Intermodal Freight Transporters at New York/New Jersey Port

Posted on Thursday April 9, 2015 by April U

What has 185 vessels, an estimated capacity of 2.1 million TEUs and is likely to cause more headaches for truckers and intermodal freight haulers? Answer: The 2M Alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). While this alliance between … Continue reading

Transportation Secretary Foxx Unveils 30-Year Plan at Google Campus

Posted on Wednesday April 1, 2015 by April U

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt at the company headquarters on February 2, 2015 to announce the Department of Transportation’s proposal to improve the nation’s roads, rails, ports, and air traffic control towers. The selection … Continue reading

West Coast Port Backlogs Have a Human Toll; Offshore Ship Crews Are in Limbo

Posted on Wednesday April 1, 2015 by April U

A recent tentative agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Authority (PMA) offers hope of an end to the months of labor strife that has been plaguing the west coast ports. However, shipping and … Continue reading