With the rate of ice melting around the North Pole accelerating over the last few decades, the possibility of new Arctic shipping passages opening up has become a hot topic of conversation. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, “Through 2015, Arctic sea ice has now been declining at a rate of 13.4 […]
The Great Lakes have long been one of the major shipping hubs for the continental United States. These massive bodies of water provide an effective route for moving cargo across a great distance quickly and are integral to our national freight infrastructure. Even with our advanced nautical technology however, mother nature is still the boss.
As the opening of the larger, deeper Panama Canal locks is once again pushed back and now slated for some time during the second quarter of 2016, shipping and logistics providers are busy speculating on the ways it might affect the industry.
Befitting the online retail giant’s existing strategy of aggressive expansion and industry domination, Amazon.com Inc. has recently made moves implying a possible venture into the world of global third-party logistics. In January, Amazon registered its China arm as an ocean freight forwarder with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), allowing for a more direct and […]