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The Advantages of Cloud Based Transportation Management Systems (TMS) for Bulk Liquid Distribution

Posted on Monday July 29, 2019 by April U

TMS is optimizing freight transportation supply chain logistics across regions by: lowering IT costs, reducing transaction costs, optimizing capacity utilization, fostering collaboration, and increasing the dependability, timeliness and reliability of delivery.  Technological advances in fleet management in the bulk liquid … Continue reading

U.S. Proposed Chassis Tariffs in the Effect on the Chassis Shortage

Posted on Thursday September 6, 2018 by April U

Whether at a coastal port or a railyard in the heart of America, there is currently a chassis shortage throughout the United States. Major U.S. ports including the Port of LA, Port of New York- New Jersey, Savannah, Chicago, Baltimore, … Continue reading

Podcasts Transportation Professionals Should Be Listening To

Posted on Tuesday July 31, 2018 by April U

Transportation professionals want brief, timely and topical industry news, insightful information on trends, and discourse from thought leaders, whether they are behind the wheel or on the beach. Popular podcasts offer entertaining audible news and a much needed break from … Continue reading

The April 2018 Educational Primer on Chemical Regulations for Canada and The US

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018 by April U

The EPA states that the purpose of this primer is to compile easy-to-use information for stakeholders potentially regulated under similar U.S. and Canadian regulations — Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) in the U.S. and Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions in … Continue reading

What Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Means for The Intermodal Industry

Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018 by April U

Earlier this year, President Trump revealed his long-anticipated infrastructure program, which had been a recurring campaign promise during the 2016 election. Unsurprisingly, several of these policies will impact the intermodal shipping and transportation industry. Highlights of Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal President … Continue reading

Cyber Attack Causes Cargo Delays for World’s Largest Tank Container Shipping Entity

Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017 by April U

If you thought it was just data centers and financial institutions that were prone to cyber mayhem, think again. In June, the world’s largest tank container shipping conglomerate was the victim of a cyber attack that brought down its worldwide … Continue reading

South Coast Air Quality Management District (California) Proposes Tax and Creates Uproar Among Shipping, Distribution, and Logistics Groups

Posted on Tuesday May 2, 2017 by April U

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is currently under considerable scrutiny due to its proposed tax, which is projected to raise $1 billion per year for up to 15 years in order to fund air quality improvements in … Continue reading

Summary of the ACC’s Chemical Industry Outlook for 2017

Posted on Wednesday April 5, 2017 by April U

The business of making chemicals is a $797 billion industry. It’s one of the U.S.A.’s most important manufacturing industries, since it contributes over 14.0% of all exports and 15.0% of the world’s chemicals. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) predicts the … Continue reading

Tanker Scrapping Posed to Increase Due to IMO Regulation

Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017 by April U

Globally, tanker asset earnings have remained above breakeven levels for the last few years, so tanker scrapping, the removal of tankers from productive use, has been relatively low when compared to other industrial equipment segments. However, the recently released International … Continue reading

Trade, Economy, and Transportation Predictions for 2017

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 by April U

AmericanShipper.com published a recent article by Walter Kemmsies, the managing directory, economist, and chief strategist for JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure. Kemmsies identified a handful of trends relevant to the transportation industry which he believes will impact the industry … Continue reading