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IANA reelects BNSF's Farmer as chair

The Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) board last week welcomed four new members and installed officers for the 2016 membership year.

Katie Farmer, group vice president for consumer products of BNSF Railway Co., was reelected chairman. Farmer has more than 20 years of experience in the railroad industry and is responsible for the commercial […]


Free-flow container operation launched in Port of Los Angeles

From the Journal of Commerce:

The Port of Los Angeles is teaming up with terminal operators and a harbor drayage company to launch a container free-flow operation aimed at reducing congestion at the largest U.S. port while deliverinhttp://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2015/03/free-flow-container-operation-launched-in-port-of-los-angeles/g import loads to retailers and other large shippers quickly and efficiently.

“I am confident we will see […]


Carriers’ logistics strategy ‘unraveling,’ Alphaliner says

Carriers’ strategy to bundle logistics services with container shipping services appears to be “unraveling,” according to Alphaliner’s latest newsletter.

“These disposals point to the reduced relevance of logistics capabilities for carriers, as the bundling of 3PL services with ocean transportation has not yielded significant synergies,” Alphaliner said. “The affiliated 3PLs are also increasingly competing against […]


Port of Los Angeles Awards $31.3 Million Shoreside Power Upgrades

The Port of Los Angeles has announced $31.3 million of improvements to the shoreside power infrastructure at its Yang Ming and Yusen container terminals, which is says should be completed by December 2013.

The project will see the port’s cold ironing alternative marine power (AMP) systems being constructed at Berths 121-126 (Yang Ming), and the […]


Yusen, NYK Logistics Merge in Americas

The merger combines NYK Logistics and Yusen Air & Sea Service into Yusen Logistics.

NYK Logistics and Yusen Air & Sea Service extended their global merger into North America, combining operations as part of the effort to turn the businesses into a single worldwide logistics power.

The businesses, part of the NYK Group for […]