Chassis shortage in LA–LB likely to persist into 2021

Intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) say while they are making an all-out effort to remedy chassis shortages in Southern California, the shortages will likely persist into next year if the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to handle record import volumes from Asia.

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Will we really need 8,000 jumbo jets to transport COVID vaccines?

It has been widely reported that the world will need 8,000 dedicated 747 jumbo jets to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone.

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Why carrier data is key to solving intermodal’s visibility issues

Recent research stresses the importance of data availability and quality. But a panel of experts said carriers aren’t always willing to share.

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Carriers using digitalization to marginalise forwarders

Container shipping lines are using their online platforms to shift shippers away from freight forwarders and move them into a direct relationship with the carrier, according to freight forwarding sources in Europe and India.

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