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US road freight shortages driving up prices

Posted on: February 6th, 2018

A number of factors are converging to drive up trucking rates and tighten capacity including winter weather conditions, rising fuel costs, and the new Electronic Logging Device mandate, which is having the effect of reducing capacity, growing import volumes at US ports and a nationwide driver shortage.

Canada facing intermodal challenges

Posted on: January 29th, 2018

Increasing regulation and a shortage of trucks is causing slowdowns in Canada’s intermodal supply chain. These challenges include regulations on electronic log devices in the US, infrastructure weakness and congestion, a shortage of drivers and increasing costs of operation. For beneficial cargo owners, the problems are being compounded by high service demand for hazardous, reefer […]

Container lines suspend Qatar services

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

Several shipping lines have cancelled their services to and from Qatar and begun seeking new solutions for customers after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) extended a ban on vessels entering its ports under the Qatari flag to include vessels destined for or arriving from Qatar.

Migration of Container Operations from Doha Port the new Hamad Port

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

Qatar Ports Management Company has confirmed the opening of Hamad port in Qatar from the 1st December 2016.  This port will replace Doha port.  The last container vessel to operate at Doha port will be on 30th November 2016. Hamad port is located 40 km south of Doha, the capital of Qatar. 

Cargo delays feared as Hanjin files for receivership

Posted on: August 31st, 2016

Cargo customers of Hanjin Shipping are facing possible delays to their containers following the Korean line’s decision to file for bankruptcy today after its creditors lost faith in its recovery plans. South Korea’s largest container shipping group today filed for court receivership after losing the support of its banks, raising the prospect of its assets […]