August 17th in Road by .

Obama Administration Kills $473 Million in Earmarks

Here comes a good news for job seekers, Obama administration releases $473 million earmark funds for infrastructure jobs, telling states to reallocate the money by the end of the year or lose it for good. This is another effort to crate more jobs and improve transportation.

August 1st in 3PL, Aviation by .

Southwest Airlines Post Q2 Profits Increased by 42%

Even though the US economy is still hasn’t completely recovered from 2008 rescission, here comes Southwest Airlines with big numbers increase in there Q2 profits. 

March 6th in 3PL, Shipping by .

Little updates from Maersk

Maersk Line remains uncertain about breaking their previous year record this year after slumping to a $602 million loss in 2011 from a record $2.6 billion profit in 2010, said A.P. Moller-Maersk, parent of the world’s largest ocean carrier.

January 11th in Logistics, Shipping by .

Shipping Congestion Fee is Expected to be Increased in 2012

Even though it’s good news that there will be an increase of 8.3% in the containership fleet this year, but shipping liners in East-West are not very happy as the oversupply would delay the turnover time at the port which would in turn affects the entire process.

August 10th in Economy, Shipping by .

A Glance at US Imports / Exports in 2011

Imports at top U.S. container ports will lag last summer’s totals before posting year-over-year gains when the peak season for holiday imports kicks in this fall, according to a monthly forecast co-sponsored by the National Retail Federation.

August 9th in SCM, Shipping by .

Chennai Port Attracts Congestion Fees

Its not been too long since the congestion issues still being resolved at Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru), India’s biggest container port. Here comes the Chennai Port with a major congestion.

August 9th in SCM, Shipping by .

First Half of 2011 Is No Good For OOCL

Hong Kong-based carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) fell 39 percent in the first half of 2011 on falling freight rates and OOIL forecast “difficult” conditions for the rest of the year because of excess capacity on major trade lanes.

August 1st in Freight, Road, Shipping by .


DP World’s global portfolio of container terminals has continued to build on the excellent start to 2011 with the momentum continuing into the second quarter. Gross volumes for the first six months of the year were 26.2 million TEU or 11% ahead of the prior year.

July 17th in 3PL, News, Shipping by .

COSCO to Put Armed Guards Aboard its Ships

The continued increase in the numbers of hijacking ships is alarming ” the Somalia pirates have been expanding their area of operations eastward deep into the Indian Ocean and southward along the coast of East Africa, largely because of the naval; presence off Somalia. This has put a huge pressure on all he ship owners to come up with some solution.

July 16th in 3PL, Intermodal Transport, Shipping by .

Germany’s First Self-Service Terminal

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) is the first in Germany to introduce intuitive self-service terminals where truckers can check in their standard containers within around 130 seconds.

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