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Ukraine Lacks Viable Plan B to Boost Grain Exports Via Rail, Road or River

Nov 17, 2022

Ukraine has few viable options currently to boost grain exports by rail, road or river barge anytime soon if a United Nations-brokered deal with Moscow to export by sea runs into trouble.Ukraine is one of the world’s leading grain and oilseed exporters and a Russian blockade of its ports after Moscow invaded its southern neighbour in February triggered higher global prices for basic foods.The UN-brokered deal reached in July allowed grain shipments to resume…

Access to Brazil's Paranagua Port Blocked by Landslides

Nov 30, 2022

Brazil's Paranagua port authority said on Tuesday that landslides caused by heavy rainfall blocked road and rail access to the port, the second busiest for grain exports in the country.In a statement, the authority said other port operations…

Rail Expansion Completed at SC Ports' Inland Port Greer

Nov 18, 2022

South Carolina Ports Authority held a ceremony celebrating the completed rail expansion at Inland Port Greer, a logistics hub in Upstate South Carolina.The rail-served inland port facility opened in 2013, extending the Port of Charleston’s reach 212 miles inland with Norfolk Southern’s daily…

Trucker Blockades in Brazil Could Hit Ag Exports

Oct 31, 2022

Roadblocks in at least 12 Brazilian states by truckers who support outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro could affect agricultural exports in one of the world's top food producers, according to the head of a key state farm lobby.Bolsonaro lost Sunday's…

Port of Charleston Adding Near-dock Rail

Oct 31, 2022

South Carolina Ports will soon have near-dock rail and an inner-harbor barge operation to ensure fluidity and capacity for the Southeast supply chain.SC Ports officials and elected officials recently gathered in North Charleston to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Navy Base Intermodal Facility…

MRS 2022: Supply Chain Challenges to the Maritime Transportation System

Oct 26, 2022

Inland maritime transportation systems (MTS) play major roles in domestic and international supply chains, with unique challenges related to upstream and downstream sources disruption, accessibility and shifts in commodities, as well as demand and supply imbalances…

Transnet Agrees Wage Deal with Majority Labor Union

Oct 18, 2022

South African state-owned logistics firm Transnet said on Monday it had agreed a three-year wage deal with the union representing the majority of its workers, ending a two-week strike that had hit commodities exports and piled up millions in losses…

Hungary's New Container Terminal Aims to Boost Ukrainian Grains Shipments

Oct 18, 2022

Europe's largest land-based container terminal started operating near Hungary's border with Ukraine on Tuesday, aiming to increase shipments of Ukrainian grains via Hungary to Adriatic ports.The East-West Gate terminal, built at a cost of about 40 billion forints ($95…

Transnet Strike Costing Miners $44 Million a Day

Oct 13, 2022

South African miners are losing 815 million rand ($44 million) in export revenue per day due to an ongoing strike at state-owned logistics firm Transnet which has hit commodity exports, an industry body said on Thursday.Transnet's freight rail…

Container Shipping Market: Plunging Rates and Blank Sailings

Oct 06, 2022

Peter Sand, the chief analyst of Xeneta discuss recent trends in the container shipping market, from plunging spot rates to blank sailings.The container shipping market has enjoyed a prolonged historic, and somewhat unexpected bull run, as COVID…

South Africa's Port Workers to Strike Over wages

Oct 05, 2022

Workers at South Africa's state-owned logistics firm Transnet will go on strike starting this Thursday over a wage dispute, two labor unions said, in a move that could halt the export of key minerals and other cargo.Transnet has been operating below capacity due to a shortage of locomotives…

Lithium-ion Batteries: Fire Risks and Loss Prevention Measures in Shipping

Oct 03, 2022

About the Author: Captain Rahul Khanna is Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. A marine professional with 26 years of experience within the Shipping and Maritime industry, Captain Khanna served more than 14 years on board merchant ships in all ranks…

New Loading Equipment Delivered to Port Milwaukee

Sep 28, 2022

New loading equipment was recently delivered to Port Milwaukee for The DeLong Co., Inc. agricultural maritime export facility.The Made in America ship loader traveled more than 1,500 miles by barge from New Orleans, up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Jones Island…

Port of Los Angeles Offering Incentives for Zero-emission Trucks

Sep 28, 2022

The Port of Los Angeles announced the release of $5 million in voucher incentives for zero-emission trucks to operate at the port. The move, which marks the first in a series of incentive programs that will be funded by the port’s recently enacted Clean Truck Fund (CTF)…

Collapsing Spot Rates, Falling Capacity define Far East to U.S. Container Trade

Sep 22, 2022

In its latest Container Freight Rate Update note, Xeneta covers the average capacity and blank sailings on the Far East to the US West Coast while we head into the not-so-traditional peak season.The average capacity offered from the Far East…

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