Monthly archives: March, 2017

Shippers draw up April Fools' Day contingency plans as new alliances launch

Shippers draw up April Fools’ Day contingency plans as new alliances launch

SONY DSC As the new alliance structure prepares to get underway tomorrow, with the Ocean and THE alliances launching services, shippers and forwarders are preparing for the possibility of severe supply chain disruption. The drawing up of contingency plans was in part due to a growing sense of unease that shipping lines did not appear…



Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

Flying machines that could carry packages? Preposterous!!! Today, we invite you aboard the Cargo Facts time machine (TimeCargoOne™) for a trip back to early January, 1904. We will take you to a posh restaurant in New York City, where a well-dressed railroad executive at a nearby table is about to be joined by a colleague….



There's no need to walk to the train, if you live in this building. It comes to you.

There’s no need to walk to the train, if you live in this building. It comes to you.

(CNN)This decade, the mantra in real estate has been people want to live near mass transit. Now it seems people want to live with the transit. At least that’s the case in Chongqing, China, where an apartment building has been built with a train running through it. Not only does the light rail passenger train…



Asia-Europe shippers 'over a barrel' as carriers use capacity crunch to hike rates

Asia-Europe shippers ‘over a barrel’ as carriers use capacity crunch to hike rates

Peter Mautsch Shippers wishing to book space on container vessels from North Europe to Asia are still being held to ransom by container lines, according to one UK forwarder. “Initially we were told that that ships were full and no bookings were being accepted for at least six weeks,” a director of the Felixstowe-based firm…