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Project cargo shipper KBR pivots from hydrocarbon-related construction
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:09:44 +0000 - [caption caption="EPC giant KBR will focus on government, technology businesses and move away from “commoditized” oil and gas construction. Credit: Shutterstock"][/caption]Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KBR will be eliminating or transforming its hydrocarbon-based "energy solutions" business arm to focus on its government and technology businesses. CEO Stuart Bradie, in a...

Montreal longshore workers due to launch indefinite strike Monday
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:19:58 +0000 - [caption caption="The strike is hitting Montreal as the port faces increased competition for “discretionary” cargo that doesn’t need to move through the port. Photo credit:"][/caption]Montreal longshore workers will begin an indefinite strike Monday, escalating their dispute with employers after two recent four-day strikes that prompted container lines to divert...

Building stronger Puerto Rico supply chains post-COVID
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:37:39 +0000 - Time and time again, Puerto Rico has proven its resilience following natural disasters, economic upset, political turmoil, and more. How the island will fare post-pandemic and how we can support its recovery were hot topics at two recent discussions in which I was privileged to participate.In one, Jacksonville Port Authority...

COVID-19 trucking woes boost Indian containerized rail freight
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:22:17 +0000 - [caption caption="The main challenge facing Indian rail companies is to sustain reliability and market share gains over long-haul road haulers. Photo credit: PSA India."][/caption]The COVID-19 pandemic has been a blow to global container trade already caught up in tepid economic growth, but the unprecedented disruption has bred a brighter side...

Import surge causing congestion, equipment issues in Oakland
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:19:01 +0000 - [caption caption="Truck turn times at the Port of Oakland have increased over the past two months, fueled by growing import volumes. Photo credit:"][/caption]The import surge that produced chassis shortages, declining productivity at warehouses, and elevated gate times in Southern California over the past month is spawning similar problems in...

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