Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016? The Panama Canal is over a century old. And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect. Since the Panama Canal opened this past Sunday, we wanted to share it with you again. The enlargement of the Panama Canal was recently completed, enabling mammoth-sized container vessels to transit the waterway.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC. When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Panama Canal expands in 2016. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

The enlargement of the Panama Canal is scheduled for completion this year, enabling mammoth-sized container vessels to transit the waterway. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival.

The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers.

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive –With one of the worst droughts in history, the canal is forced to place restrictions on the amount of cargo ships can carry. The Panama Canal, and Central America more broadly, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. The post The Panama Canal is thirsty. With less water, the canal is forced to place restrictions […]. That’s a problem for ocean carriers. appeared first on AGL.

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

East Coast Ports Could Gain 10 Percent Additional Share Following Panama Canal Expansion. Those ports will then become more cost competitive because it is cheaper to move cargo by water than over land.

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Panama Canal Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

PLS Logistics

History of the Panama Canal. The British proposed a canal through Nicaragua that was never built and the French attempted to build a canal through Panama but evacuated the project due to fatal diseases. In 1914, the United States began to build a canal in Panama. In 2006, the Panamanian government authorized the first major expansion of the Panama Canal since it opened in 1917. Every vessel must pay a toll based on its size and cargo volume.

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Everything You Need to Know About El Niño and the Panama Canal Restrictions

Elementum

What’s Happening in Panama? On August 7th, Panama’s government declared a state of emergency due to an extreme drought. As a result of the drought, Panama’s busy canal has seen its water level sinking. The Panama Canal is a hugely important passage for global trade routes.

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Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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Panama Canal Expansion

3PL Insights

The Panama Canal was originally constructed as a way to increase maritime trade in the Americas, and it is the largest American engineering feat undertaken in history. And now, over a century after its original completion, the Panama Canal has once again been expanded.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They stand to see the greatest advantage from the Panama Canal expansion. They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Robinson, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again. They stand to see the greatest advantage from the Panama Canal expansion. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic.

Plastics Supply Chain Turns Off the Tap

Inbound Logistics

The New NAFTA winners and losers; shippers need larger customs bonds; Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018; South Korea trade growth remains positive in Q4 2018; the EU countries importing the most coffee; Feelunique partners with SEKO Logistics for cross-border growth into China; first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. the Suez and Panama Canals) remains a point of contention.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. CARRIERS & CARGO BRAVE NEW ROUTES. READ THE FULL STORY ❤ OUR FAVOURITE CANOE CARGO .

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

While relatively little cargo currently passes through the Arctic, traffic through the region is likely to increase over the next decade as shippers take advantage of freshly-thawed routes. the Suez and Panama Canals) remains a point of contention. For the time being, ice-breaking cargo ships (capable of operating in ice up to four feet thick) will continue to have the strongest presence in the region. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

DELMIA Quintiq

The Panama papers were still hogging the headlines and competing hard against dissections of mishaps in the private lives of British politicians. However, this is not what we are hearing from the carriers and cargo forwarders.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

For example, the G6 alliance has six different cargo interests on one vessel, all of which might have different terminal and intermodal interests. The expanded Panama Canal is expected to officially open this June. Read the white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map. We all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

Consider, for example, the Panama Canal puzzle. Deciding whether to ship cargo via the U.S. East Coast or West Coast, for instance, requires shippers to weigh various factors such as the type of cargo, the required transit time, and the potential cost savings.

Global Logistics—January 2015

Inbound Logistics

United States gives Mexican truck drivers the green light for cross-border moves; Uber pilots cargo service in Hong Kong; Latin American rail freight market ripe for investment; Panama Canal Authority restructures its toll system; Turkey and Iran toil over truck fees; Global airfreight market set for steady growth; Lithuania railroad faces antitrust inquiry over competitive switching practices

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

increase in containerized cargo volumes in May 2014 from the previous year. Several key threats are noteworthy: Competition: Panama Canal expansion: it's expected to be completed in 2015; there's already been some debate about how it will affect LA, for instance, an LA Times article in 2011 predicted a 25% decrease in business for LA. It's a dream Nicaragua has had since they lost to Panama back in the early 1900's.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The Panama Canal’s Big Bet Is Paying Off (WSJ – sub. Hypleroop One is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One, and Branson is joining the board…Virgin Hyperloop One will focus on a passenger and mixed-use cargo service.

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Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, the G6 alliance has six different cargo interests on one vessel, all of which might have different terminal and intermodal interests. The expanded Panama Canal is expected to officially open this June.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, the G6 alliance has six different cargo interests on one vessel, all of which might have different terminal and intermodal interests. The expanded Panama Canal is expected to officially open this June.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo. There is also a good possibility that carriers might discharge cargo at the main transship points of Panama, Cartagena, and Colon and declare force majeure.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo. In addition, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal has led companies to build larger, newer ships.

Global Logistics—January 2015

Inbound Logistics

United States gives Mexican truck drivers the green light for cross-border moves; Uber pilots cargo service in Hong Kong; Latin American rail freight market ripe for investment; Panama Canal Authority restructures its toll system; Turkey and Iran toil over truck fees; Global airfreight market set for steady growth; Lithuania railroad faces antitrust inquiry over competitive switching practices

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America.