Carriers’ on-time reliability falls to record lows in November

Global container line schedule reliability hit new lows in November as carriers contended with unprecedented cargo volumes and port congestion on most trade lanes, according to the Global Liner Performance report released Thursday by Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis.

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Liner capacity control and the future of container shipping

The world’s container liner business is now so consolidated that it can deftly match vessel capacity to cargo demand. This change — courtesy of mergers and alliances — is structural, not cyclical. If there’s a single thesis for container shipping in 2020, that is it.

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The Sustainable Future of Freight

According to the International Transport Forum, roughly 8 percent of global CO2 emissions stem from the transportation of goods, fueled by a growing economy and international trade. Transportation and technology companies around the world are innovating products and services to help mitigate the growth of damage we endure to our planet.  Here are some impressive examples:

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U.S. Sees First Hiccups in Push to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine

The first hiccups in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. included a holdup in delivering 3,900 shots to two states and the announcement that Pfizer Inc. would deliver about 900,000 fewer doses next week than are set to ship this week.

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Biden wants the U.S. to stop contributing to climate change by 2050. Here’s what that would actually take.

Putting the country on a path toward ‘net zero’ emissions would mean massive and rapid changes, from your kitchen to your carport

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