Business, Technology, Top 50

Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

A Maersk Line containership at the Port of Los Angeles. GE Transportation is expanding a project that links data on shipments. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Logistics

Panama Canal Chief Looks Back on the First Year of the Big Ship Era

Cargo ship Panama Canal Authority

In a telephone interview with the Miami Herald, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano reviewed the first year of the canal expansion, a massive project that included state-of-the art locks on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the canal, a new 3.8 mile access channel, and widening and deepening at various locations along the 50-mile long canal.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
July 5, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Lengthen in May at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

Scopelitis Transportation Expands to Air Cargo Security Consulting

Paul Nelhams/Flickr

Scopelitis Transportation Consulting announced the expansion of its services to include air cargo security consulting, compliance and training.

Transport Topics
May 26, 2017

Cargo Thefts Total $28.7 Million in First Quarter, CargoNet Says

Cargo thefts rose in the first quarter as criminals stole more than $28.7 million in freight in 192 incidents, up from the same period in 2016 in terms of volume and total loss, according to quarterly data from CargoNet.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017

Panama Canal Authority Gives First Look at Increased Cargo Following Expansion

Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority has disclosed the first cargo statistics that outline the increased activity since the expanded waterway was opened, including 238 transits by Neopanamax vessels that were too large to make the trip in the past.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 31, 2016

Cargo Van Manufacturers Beef Up Models With More Customization, New Technology

Mercedes-Benz USA

The role of commercial cargo vans — essentially motorized boxes — hasn’t changed in 50 years, but practically everything else about the vehicles has changed over the past decade.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
October 17, 2016

Cargo Traffic Declines on St. Lawrence Seaway

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Year-to-date ship traffic on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system has been slower than expected in 2016, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Brian Kelly | Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times
July 22, 2016
Business, Safety

Theft of Cargo Is Constant Worry for Trucking

Incidents of cargo theft occur all too often across the nation and are a constant worry for trucking.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
July 19, 2016