Articles by author: Cargomatic

Port Everglades steps up its game in the international supply chain

Port Everglades

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com. Florida’s Port Everglades is fast becoming a center of North American intermodal traffic, and a possible link in new ways of bypassing busy U.S. West Coast gateways. The port averages one million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) a year, boasts direct access to the interstate highway system and has rail […]

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U.S. imports up in September as West Coast sees return of diverted cargo

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com. U.S. containerized imports are projected to have risen month over month from August to September but the outlook for the remainder of the year seems somewhat subdued, according to industry analysts. A close analysis of recent port throughput figures meanwhile suggests that the diversion of cargos from the U.S. […]

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Port of Virginia looks east of Suez to grow its market share

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com. Stephen Edwards, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), is of the firm belief that new trade lanes are opening through the Suez Canal for his facility. Edwards’ remarks came in a conversation with Cargomatic Chief Spokesperson and SVP of Industry Relations Weston LaBar during the recent International Trade […]

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California ports ‘underappreciated and undervalued’ maritime leader says

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com. California’s ports are operating at something of a disadvantage when it comes to governance by political leaders, particularly regarding current environmental legislation. That’s the view of John McLaurin, outgoing president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, in an address presented before the Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach this morning. […]

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast with Stephen Edwards

Don’t miss our special People on the Move Podcast episode featuring CEO and Executive Director Stephen Edwards from the Virginia Port Authority. Hosted by Weston LaBar, this episode explores the unique advantages and strategic positioning of the Port of Virginia, its role in global trade through the Suez and Panama Canals, infrastructure investments for […]

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast with Daniel Walsh

Discover the future of the chassis market in a captivating podcast featuring TRAC Intermodal’s President and CEO Daniel Walsh and Cargomatic’s Weston LaBar as they sat down together on a special episode of People on the Move at #VMA23. Their engaging discussion delves into the pandemic’s impact, TRAC’s commitment to growth, sustainability and improving customer […]

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast with Pete Mento

Tune in to a special edition of the Cargomatic People on the Move podcast, recorded live at #VMA23, featuring an engaging conversation with Pete Mento, the Commercial Director of Customs and International Trade at DSV. In this episode, Weston LaBar asks about the world of freight from a freight forwarder’s perspective, exploring crucial topics such […]

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The Culinary Compass: How Gastronomy Is Redefining Travel with Wayne Conte
The Culinary Compass: How Gastronomy Is Redefining Travel with Wayne Conte
February 20, 2024

In recent years, the global pandemic reshaped our relationship with travel and dining, propelling a surge in culinary tourism. As restrictions lifted, eager travelers began prioritizing unique dining experiences, often planning their journeys around coveted restaurant reservations. This shift reflects a broader trend where gastronomy is no longer a mere aspect of travel but […]

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Streaming the Game: Transforming Sports Broadcasting in the Digital Era
February 20, 2024

The recent rise of streaming services over traditional terrestrial television has marked a significant shift in how audiences consume sports content. This evolution is propelled by advancements in digital technology and changing viewer preferences, emphasizing the need for a more immediate and interactive broadcast experience. The stakes are high, with platforms like Peacock streaming record-breaking […]

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Kickstarting a Marketing Team’s AI Journey
February 20, 2024

A marketing Team’s AI journey is necessary and critical for the success of a brand’s overall mission and execution. In the latest episode of the Marketing AI Sparkcast, host Aby Varma sits down with Daniel Englebretson, CEO of Elynox and an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University and Elon University, to discuss the evolution […]

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U.S. imports remain down but an uptick is on the horizon, experts say
July 18, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com Container throughput at the top ten U.S. ports is continuing to fall this year as the nation’s retailers, already overstocked with last year’s goods, have reduced their imports from overseas suppliers. The throughput decline is slightly greater at U.S. West Coast ports due to shippers diverting cargoes away as […]

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White House boosts trucking with new development in Southern California’s Otay Mesa
July 18, 2023

The U.S. government is currently upgrading a number of commercial truck crossings over the international border with Mexico, including the nation’s third busiest at Otay Mesa in Southern California. “The Department of Transportation has awarded the City of San Diego $24 million to rehabilitate and preserve the 50-year-old Palm Avenue overcrossing bridge in San […]

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Imports in the U.S. are ‘not dropping off a cliff’
July 18, 2023

U.S. containerized throughput continues to trend far behind the bumper crop years of 2021 and 2022, but the situation is not as dire as some analysts suggest. Indeed, one supply chain expert believes that the current numbers reflect a market correction toward a trend that has been developing for years. “While I’ve read many articles […]

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U.S. agricultural exports running on empty containers
July 18, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com U.S. seaports include an often overlooked but still highly important item in their monthly containerized throughput figures: the number of empty containers crossing their docks. In the first five months of 2023, the U.S. saw some 1,078,538 teu of empty containers passing through the nation’s top ten ports. That’s about […]

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Peak season to come in August barring any labor disruptions, NRF says
July 17, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com U.S. containerized imports are expected to reach a peak in August this year, but will still be down 18% year over year from August 2022, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF, which tracks monthly import figures at leading U.S. ports through the Global Port Tracker produced by Hackett […]

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Cargomatic’s many-bladed ‘Swiss Army Knife’ eases data collection
July 17, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com Artificial Intelligence is the great buzzword in the supply chain industry these days, suggesting a panacea for the growing number of issues that it faces. But for AI to work, it needs data, according to Sunil Sharma, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Cargomatic. “The fundamental requirement to build solid […]

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Team Cargomatic rides for a cure at Bike MS
July 14, 2023

The presence of Cargomatic as a corporate team for the Bike MS has significantly boosted and expedited the research and local programs aimed at helping those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Collaborating with companies like Cargomatic is crucial for advancing the MS community work, and the impact runs across numerous people and families affected […]

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California’s Advanced Clean Fleets rule receives mixed reviews
May 12, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com MAY 10, 2023 — California’s air regulator has passed the Advanced Clean Fleets rule, a regulation aimed at improving the state’s air quality but one that trucking advocates fear may create problems in the supply chain. On April 28, the California Air Regulations Board (CARB) unanimously passed what Chairperson Liane […]

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Proposed legislation would give marine regulator antitrust powers
May 12, 2023

This article originally appeared on Cargomatic.com MAY 10, 2023 — U.S. Representative John Garamendi has introduced legislation aimed at giving the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) the power to undertake antitrust investigations of vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) among ocean carriers. The bill aims to strengthen the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22), which has given […]

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