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Amazon doing shipping end-run

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 28 Nov 2021
Knopfler says Amazon's prices were "phenomenal," $4,000 to ship a container from China compared with the $12,000 demanded by other freight forwarders ... Other big retailers, including Walmart, have also chartered freighters or sought to hitch a ride on ships loaded with iron ore, coal, grain or other commodities, freight consultants say.
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A Broken Supply Chain Isn’t a Problem for the Logistics Industry; It’s a Moneymaking Opportunity

Hamodia 28 Nov 2021
Thirty thousand high-end snow globes are trapped in California’s San Pedro Bay, split between two shipping containers on two ships in the idle flotilla offshore. One ship arrived in late September; the other in late October ... But Wan Hai Lines Ltd., the Taiwanese shipping corporation that owns those vessels, is making a record profit this year.
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Xinhua Headlines: Freight trains revive ancient Silk Road to boost Asia-Europe trade

Xinhua 28 Nov 2021
-- The Chang'an trains are the busiest among all 70-plus routes of the China-Europe freight train service, connecting Xi'an with Central Asian and European destinations, including 45 cities in Belt and Road countries ... These TVs are then loaded onto cross-border freight trains and ...
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Supply Chain Issues Hit Home for the Holidays

Williston Herald 28 Nov 2021
Millions of dollars in Christmas presents and other consumer goods are stuck in container ships and in shipping yards at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in California ... Once a ship is offloaded, the lack of truck drivers and freight moving companies keeps the shipping crates in the port with nowhere to go.
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Natural vs. artificial: Which Christmas tree option is better for the climate?

Wtop 28 Nov 2021
the Christmas tree ... According to the US Department of Commerce, most artificial Christmas trees are imported into the US from China, meaning the products are carried by fossil fuel-powered ships across the Pacific Ocean, then moved by heavy freight trucks before it ultimately lands on the distributor’s shelves or the consumer’s doorstep.
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Maritime careers are interesting, wide ranging

The Galveston Daily News 27 Nov 2021
The Port of Galveston and related industries generate more than 14,000 jobs covering all aspects of cruise and cargo operations, shipping and more ... Ship pilots are trained to safely navigate ships in and out of the Galveston Ship Channel ... Freight forwarders coordinate cargo shipments from one place to another by rail, truck and ship.
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Supply chain snags adding up to big bucks for shipping firms

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 27 Nov 2021
in shipping containers, and just nine shipping companies control 80% of all global container shipping ... A look at San Pedro Bay, where dozens of ships have been idling for weeks, might give the impression that these companies are under duress. How can having $100 million ships tied up at anchor be good for the bottom line?.
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A hotel made out of shipping containers has opened in Colorado ahead of skiing season ...

Business Insider 27 Nov 2021
Amid this container demand (for use as both freight transport and alternative architecture), a hotel and hostel made out of upcycled shipping containers has quietly opened its doors in Silverthorne, Colorado this weekend.The Pad hotel and hostel in Silverthorne, Colorado.
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A broken supply chain isn't a problem for the logistics industry. It's a moneymaking opportunity

Finger Lakes Times 26 Nov 2021
Thirty thousand high-end snow globes are trapped in California's San Pedro Bay, split between two shipping containers on two ships in the idle flotilla offshore. One ship arrived in late September; the other in late October ... But Wan Hai Lines Ltd., the Taiwanese shipping corporation that owns those vessels, is making a record profit this year.
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A broken supply chain isn’t a problem for the logistics industry. It’s a moneymaking opportunity

The Los Angeles Times 26 Nov 2021
Thirty thousand high-end snow globes are trapped in San Pedro Bay, split between two shipping containers on two ships in the idle flotilla offshore. One ship arrived in late September; the other in late October ... But Wan Hai Lines Ltd., the Taiwanese shipping corporation that owns those vessels, is making a record profit this year.
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New Deal to Decarbonize Shipping Isn’t Enough

The Maritime Executive 26 Nov 2021
This is good news, given that international freight transport contributes about 7% of total global carbon emissions, and maritime shipping alone around 2.5% ... freight) in their nationally determined contributions, which are individual national commitments for reducing emissions.
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Total weekly blueberry shipments from Argentina to the US at 417 tons in week 46

Fresh Plaza 26 Nov 2021
Of these shipments, 30 tons were send via air freight, and 387 tons were shipped by sea. The UK only received 3 tons, all shipped ...
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The ‘cocaine collectors’ retrieving smuggled drugs in Rotterdam

BBC News 26 Nov 2021
As the volume of cocaine trafficked into the Netherlands through the port city of Rotterdam increases, so too does the number of young men employed by criminal gangs to retrieve the drugs from among freight arriving from Latin America ... shipping container in the port of Rotterdam.
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Pacific International Lines creditors to receive $1.37 billion repayment ahead of schedule

Straits Times 26 Nov 2021
"The global shipping industry, including PIL, has generally benefited since 2021 from strengthening freight rates due to restricted supply. Covid-related disruptions to supply chains and port operations have resulted in a shortage of containers and vessel delays which reduced available shipping capacity," noted PIL.
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