Category Archives: Port Drayage

Drayage being shown in shipping ports

New Drayage and Portside Tech Wrap-up 2019

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Drayage has long been one of the least understood and most critical processes in the supply chain. Without effective drayage systems, cargo doesn’t get unloaded from container ships and international trucks in a timely manner, creating backups that slow operations at warehouses, retailers, ecommerce hubs, and more.

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How Modern Drayage Is Revolutionizing Port Systems

Categories: Port Drayage.

While the global supply chain has been transformed by software solutions and tech innovation, many of the systems that drive modern ports haven’t been updated since the start of the 20th century. Now, several major shifts in technology are revolutionizing portside drayage.

Drayage Carriers In The Modern Supply Chain

Drayage Carriers In The Modern Supply Chain

Categories: Port Drayage.

As we move into the second half of 2017, port drayage continues to experience significant growth-related challenges. The rapid growth of eCommerce in recent years has increased the demand for goods, but also reshaped the routes they travel. To meet this demand, large eCommerce companies have increasingly built regional warehouses to enable the fast delivery […]

Container Transport Services

Positive Retail News Could Boost Container Transport Services

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As global shipping losses continue to slow and confidence steadily rebuilds from overcapacity concerns, recent news from the National Retail Federation has many logistics providers and transport coordinators increasingly hopeful. The NRF’s 2016 economic forecast projects retail industry sales growing at a higher rate than previously anticipated — 3.1 percent over the 10-year average of […]

Automation is Coming to Shipping: What Will it Mean?

According to Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research, global shipping has a major problem that needs to be addressed. According to Stopford, the industry has become entangled in an ultra-competitive, old-fashioned mindset that keeps shipping technology stuck in the past. The solution? Getting with the times and integrating automation into across the industry.

How Mergers Could Impact the Future of Shipping

In an effort to shore up the struggling global shipping economy, several of the major international shipping and logistics players are forming strategic alliances with one another. The Wall Street Journal announced recently that Chinese container operators China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO) and China Shipping Group Co. have recently merged and are currently in the […]

Shipping Industry Takes Steps Toward Increased Sustainability

Concerns about sustainability are exerting a growing influence on a growing number of industries. From winemaking to┬áspace travel, finding ways to conduct operations in an eco-friendly manner is becoming an integral part of how companies do business in the 21st Century. Add to that the increasing pressure of laws, treaties and regulations, and it’s easy […]

Global Shipping Industry Takes Stand Against Wildlife Trafficking

The global shipping industry has joined the fight against wildlife trafficking, promising to help shut down transport routes used by traffickers. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative is backed by more than 40 organizations involved in international goods transport, including port operators, shipping companies, and airlines that have all pledged to end wildlife trafficking.