A Closer Look at Life on a Cargo Ship: 7 Realities
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by Oscar Collins
8h ago
The water transportation industry rarely gets the spotlight. That said, delivering freight from country to country is hard work that deserves more recognition.  Read also: Innovative Strategy Reduces Cargo Ship Emissions by 17.3% A great number of people contribute to a package’s journey and destination. Here’s a closer look at what to do to get and stay on board a cargo ship. Applying to Become a Cargo Worker There are many jobs in the sector, with seaman and material handler as the entry-level roles. It can take some time to climb the ranks and become a senior member of the crew or ship ..read more
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America’s New Leading Importer, Just South of the Border 
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by Peter Frerichs
8h ago
As Mexico just ushered in its first female president, the high-tech manufacturing powerhouse also eclipsed China as the leading source of US imported goods. This is an astonishing turn of events as the last time Mexican goods exceeded China’s imports was in 2002, more than two decades ago.  Read also: America’s Ports Surge Ahead: $5 Trillion In Funding Is Earmarked For Groundbreaking Infrastructure Overhaul Mexican imports to the US rose 5% from 2022 to 2023, while Chinese imports plummeted 20% over the same period. Not surprisingly, frigid political and economic relations between the US ..read more
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10 Ocean Carrier Experts For Project Cargo And Heavy Lift
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by GT Staff
1d ago
Container cargo gets most of the attention, but project cargo and heavy lift services are crucial for several reasons. They enable essential construction and development, as these services move the massive and unusual cargo that underpins infrastructure projects like power plants, refineries and bridges. Without them, building these structures would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Read also: Innovative Strategy Reduces Cargo Ship Emissions by 17.3% Many industries rely on project cargo and heavy lift to function, including energy (wind turbine components, oil rigs), manufacturing ..read more
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Navigating LTL Freight Shipping: Key Strategies for Cost-Effective Small Load Transportation
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by Truckstop
1d ago
Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping is an efficient and cost-effective method for transporting smaller loads that don’t fill an entire trailer. As carriers navigate the potential of LTL for their business, it is important to be fully aware of how it works before making any decisions about engaging in this type of shipping. Read also: Benefits of LTL Freight Shipping LTL Background LTL is considered when shippers don’t need an entire trailer to move their freight, they often opt for less than truckload freight shipping, and typically the most affordable way to transport smaller loads. Le ..read more
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REVEALED: How Disruption in Supply Chain Affects the Food & Beverage Industry
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by Electrix International
1d ago
The food and beverage industry represents a huge portion of the economy, amounting to around $1,011 billion in 2024, with an expected annual growth of 3.81%. Despite being such a large contributor, there have been huge losses within the industry that have come directly from supply chain issues. In fact, a survey from WTW found that 73% of business and industry leaders stated supply chain-related losses have been higher than expected over the previous two years. Read also: REVEALED: How Disruptions in The Supply Chain Affects the Infrastructure Industry For the industry to strengthen the supply ..read more
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Lessons For Ports: How To Seek $3 Billion In U.S. Grants For Zero-Emission Moves
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by David Rababy
2d ago
Trade ties between Asia and North America are bookended by two powerhouse ports: Singapore and Long Beach, California. Both are in the process of electrifying their operations to get off fossil fuels. Other ports that sought a U.S. EPA grant in May to do likewise can learn from their experience.  Read also: America’s Ports Surge Ahead: $5 Trillion In Funding Is Earmarked For Groundbreaking Infrastructure Overhaul Singapore ranks as one of the world’s busiest ports in terms of total shipping tonnage. A fifth of the world’s shipping containers pass through there. On the American side of the ..read more
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The Competitive Edge: Leveraging AI, Blockchain, and Analytics To Improve Supply Chain Management
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by Charlie Green
2d ago
In today’s dynamic global market, the agility and efficiency of supply chain operations are not just beneficial—they are imperative. Companies are at the forefront of adopting groundbreaking strategies to sharpen their competitive edge, significantly cut costs, and enhance customer experiences. This exploration into the evolving world of supply chain management (SCM) provides a comprehensive overview of how leveraging the latest technologies, innovative processes, and strategic insights can transform the foundational aspects of your business. From artificial intelligence and blockchain to lean ..read more
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Crawler Cranes Market to Reach USD 7,026 Million by 2030
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by Jayesh Kamble
2d ago
According to the Consegic Business Intelligence crawler crane market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2023 to 2030.  The market is anticipated to reach over USD 7,026.48 Million by 2030 from USD 4,230.14 Million in 2022. Read also: Top Markets and Trending Segments for Truck-Mounted Cranes Crawler cranes are mounted on an undercarriage comprising tracks that allow improved mobility and stability. Crawler cranes have wide applications, including heavy-duty work, bridge construction, wind turbine installation, etc. The cranes offer high lifting capacity and stability to lift and m ..read more
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Rhine River Reopens for Cargo Shipping After Flooding
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by Tim Jay
2d ago
Cargo shipping on the Rhine River in south Germany resumed on Friday following a closure due to high water levels caused by heavy rainfall, according to navigation authorities. The reopening of the river around Maxau comes after a week of drier weather led to falling water levels, allowing for the resumption of sailings to Switzerland. Read also: Rhine River Shipping Halted in Southern Germany Due to High Water Levels The Rhine had been closed to freight shipping at Maxau over the weekend due to extensive flooding in the region. However, northern sections of the river, including key points suc ..read more
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Managing Risk With Trade Compliance In Global Supply Chains
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by Thomas Cook
3d ago
When we view the risks associated with global supply chain management, trade compliance stands out as an area often misunderstood, miscalculated and at times misaligned with corporate cultures of compliance and operational excellence. It often is also not appropriately aligned with corporate sustainability, resiliency and adherence to company policies, credos and goals. While we are seeing this beginning to gain ground in some larger public companies, we are continuing to witness a huge void in small, medium and larger organizations. Typically, when an infraction on an import or export transac ..read more
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