The latest industry news and BDP Happenings from across the globe.

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CMA CGM container ship with tugboat in sunrise

January 14, 2019

Fewer mega-containerships arriving will help balance supply and demand in 2019

A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become global logistics integrators could finally balance container capacity supply with demand, according to new analysis from Drewry.

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aerial view of train cars in busy rail yard

January 10, 2019

New rail facility at New York-New Jersey port seeks to reduce truck traffic

A decades-long plan to reduce congestion on New York and New Jersey roads and bolster traffic at the states' shared port culminated Monday when service began at a new Port Jersey rail facility, according to a press release from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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cranes loading MSC and Maersk containers on ship

January 8, 2019

2M announces blank Asia-Europe and transpacific sailings for Chinese New Year

2M partners Maersk Line and MSC have advised their Asia-Europe and transpacific customers of a number of blanked headhaul sailings next month, during the traditional Chinese New Year soft demand period.

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ship turning in ocean causing waves

January 8, 2019

IMO clean shipping regulations take effect January 2020

The shipping industry is counting down to the January 1, 2020, sulfur cap, and key regulatory changes to support it are already entering into force. Together with other IMO requirements taking effect this year, they pave the way for cleaner shipping operations globally.

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red white and blue container stacks

January 7, 2019

As the US shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.

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