With increasing volume on the nation’s freight railroad system and chronic congestion on highways, shippers are once again looking at rivers as possible relief valves. Their latest toe in the water came this month when shipping containers — those multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars minus the wheels — were loaded onto a barge in Kentucky for an experimental jaunt on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Granite City, Ill., near St. Louis. While containers on barges are a common sight at ocean ports, efforts to ship them via inland waterways haven’t picked up much steam. A 2003 report prepared by the Port of Pittsburgh Commission cited a “chicken or egg” problem. “Container shippers are reluctant to commit cargo for a service that the barge lines do not offer on a predictable,
THE supposedly boring landscape of logistics has been quietly transforming. For the longest time, logistics was seen as something old – think lorry trucks, low wages, intensity of labour, and the loading and unloading of goods.
Economic activity in Ohio and parts of surrounding states grew only at a “slight” pace over the past six weeks, in part due to the West Coast port strike that slowed freight movement in February, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found in its latest Beige Book report of economic conditions.
Copenhagen: Danish maritime cyber security specialists CyberKeel latest research shows that 18 out of the top 20 containerlines – as well as their customers – are vulnerable to a cyber attack known as ‘click-jacking’. The attacker tricks the shipper onto a fake website wherein they simply host a perfect copy of the carrier’s genuine website. …
Bloomberg CJ Korea Express to Expand Into China to Grow Overseas Networks Bloomberg “CJ Group has identified logistics as the new growth engine, and we plan to become a leading player in the field.” CJ Group, which is involved in businesses ranging...
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