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Box Shipping Welcomes a New Vessel Class

A new standard boxship type has emerged from nowhere in 2021. Alphaliner, in its latest weekly report, details the sudden growth of the compact 7,000 teu ship. After years of barely any orders of mid-sized container tonnage, 2021 has seen orders flood in, coalescing around the 7,000 teu size, a new workhorse design for the […]

Trucking Industry Now Short 80,000 Drivers

The trucking industry is now short at least 80,000 drivers, according to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, who on Oct. 20 raised the estimate of drivers needed from 61,500 in his annual findings

How Would You Address the Driver Shortage?

From improving the quality of life on the road to recognizing truck-driving as a lifestyle, supply chain leaders share the first thing they would do to address the truck driver shortage.

5 Significant Service Trends

Which services are shippers buying, and what does that say about the current supply chain landscape? Here are five trends based on shipper responses to our exclusive survey from 2016 to 2021.

Why is the number of railcars in storage important?

Rail equipment manufacturers, suppliers and industry observers will talk about the number of railcars in storage being up or down. But why is that figure important? Knowing how many railcars are in storage is significant because that figure helps observers understand network capacity in relation to the broader economy. Industry participants also look at the […]