Saudi Arabia’s high-tech “Neom” mega-project plans to expand a tiny local port into a trade and manufacturing hub near the Suez Canal that officials say will compete with the biggest facilities in the Middle East. The proposal is the latest eye-catching announcement by Neom, with progress on the ground so [...]
What used to cost $2 to transport the classic toy by boat from China to Los Angeles is now up to $12, representing half the sticker price. That’s eating into profits for its manufacturer, Basic Fun, a Florida-based midsize firm that’s been preparing for battle this holiday season. “We’re not getting [...]
The U.S. Navy is opening facilities in Port Hueneme, which is located less than 100 miles north of the Port of Los Angeles. The opening is in direct support of decreasing port congestion. Port Hueneme is the West Coast homeport of the Navy’s famous construction battalion, the Seabees. A standing Joint Use Agreement with Naval [...]
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to adopt simple, predictable and practical measures to safely and efficiently facilitate the ramping-up of international travel as borders re-open. Specifically, IATA urged governments to focus on three key areas: Simplified health protocols Digital solutions to process health credentials COVID-19 measures [...]
The Apollo Cargo Alliance is happy to welcome its newest member in the following strategical location: Harare - Zimbabwe We are sure this freight forwarder will contribute to the positive growth of our international logistics network.
Shipping, long castigated for its lack of appeal to millennials and Gen Z, has chalked up an impressive stat to give it some street cred to today’s college graduates. Liner shipping is now earning more dollars than many of the the best known names in Big Tech. Liner veteran John [...]
The Apollo Cargo Alliance is happy to welcome its newest member in the following strategical location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates We are sure this freight forwarder will contribute to the positive growth of our international logistics network.
Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara has debuted its long-awaited Yara Birkeland, the world’s first electric and autonomous container ship for emission-free shipping. The ship departed for its maiden voyage Friday in the Oslo fjord. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, along with Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran, were [...]
Ocean Liners Bring In ‘Sweeper’ Ships to Clear Backlog The number of container ships waiting to enter the busiest U.S. seaport complex hit a new record of 84 on Tuesday, as growing piles of empty containers crowd docks at the Southern California facility that has been racing to remove lingering [...]
Few tools of the global economy have survived without major innovations as long as the shipping container. The supply ructions around the world are presenting an opportunity to test that incumbency. As ports, rail yards and warehouses get clogged up with the standardized metal boxes both empty and full of [...]