Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Cargo Hub for N.Y. Town Faces More Delays

The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. (Tim Knauss/Syracuse Media Group)

The Manlius town planning board this week urged “great caution” as town officials consider how a proposed rail-and-truck cargo hub near the CSX rail yard would affect traffic on Fremont and Kirkville roads.

Tim Knauss | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
February 14, 2020

CVSA Seeks Solution to Allow Inspectors to Ticket Shippers for Cargo Securement Violations

A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse. The CVSA wants to put more of the onus on properly securing cargo on shippers. (Getty Images)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked U.S. and Canadian trucking regulators to explore a solution that would permit roadside inspectors to cite shippers — not just drivers and motor carriers — for cargo securement violations in sealed trailers and intermodal containers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Tops 10 Million Tons of Cargo for Third Straight Year

Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced March 6.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NTSB Takes Lead Investigating Crash of Amazon Air Cargo Plane

Wreckage from Amazon cargo jet crash This image taken from video provided by KRIV FOX 26 shows the scene of a cargo plane crash on Feb. 23 in Trinity Bay, just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. (KRIV FOX 26 via AP)

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon with three people aboard abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay Feb. 23 as it was preparing to land in Houston.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Soon Will Welcome Largest Cargo Ships in Port History

Tampa CMA CGM ship that will be coming to Port Tampa Bay. (Port Tampa Bay)

The biggest containerships ever seen in Tampa Bay will begin making weekly calls at Port Tampa Bay from Asia starting in May, port officials announced Feb. 19.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 19, 2019
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.

May 26, 2017