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GAME ON!

By Tom Peters 2018-02-17 01:16:00

A supply chain is only as good as the sum of its parts. If there is a breakdown anywhere in the system, then the chain is flawed and efficiency suffers.“ Efficiency is the prime rationale for intermodal transport, but accessibility...

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Capacity & Velocity

By Tom Peters 2017-11-29 18:20:52

(This article was originally publised in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) Meeting the challenges of an ever-changing global supply chain can mean constant juggling of port and terminal operations just to stay relevant. The volatility of the container market, for...

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Mega-Bucks!

By Tom Peters 2017-09-21 22:09:20

The spending of mega-bucks on container terminal infrastructure continues at a feverish pace at North American ports with no holding back as port administrations and private businesses position themselves for bigger ships. With the new “big ship” era upon us,...

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Highs and Lows The aftermarket is where the action is as newbuilds languish.

Highs and Lows

By Tom Peters 2017-07-30 00:41:14

The Aftermarket is Where the Action is as Newbuilds Languish. It’s not easy making pumps, valves and compressors. Like chameleons forever changing colors, the parts business changes with the frequent highs and lows of the maritime...

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"It's Complicated"

By Tom Peters 2017-05-04 21:55:33

There’s more to marine coatings than covering everything with the swoop of a wide brush or sprayer. The title of a 2009 American movie best describes the industry: “It’s Complicated.” It’s an industry intertwined with an ever-changing environment both above...

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High Resolution

By Tom Peters 2017-04-01 19:07:05

From January/February 2017 Edition Recent advances have improved the accuracy and security of bridge display systems. The U.S. marine transportation system includes 500,000 square nautical miles of navigationally significant waters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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Ship to Rail

By Tom Peters 2017-02-14 14:10:06

New rail connectors are taking trucks off the road and speeding the flow of cargo from U.S. ports. By Tom Peters In the first 41 weeks of 2016, the Association of American Railroads reported that 10,610,470 intermodal rail...

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Farm-Fresh

By Tom Peters 2017-02-14 14:09:50

The global demand for perishables keeps growing. By Tom Peters The global cold supply chain is attracting a lot of attention these days from shippers, liner companies and cold-equipment manufacturers who are constantly looking to technology and new...

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Heavy Going

By Tom Peters 2016-12-05 16:39:32

The collapse in commodity prices has meant tough times for breakbulk ports, but there are bright spots. By Tom Peters  There’s no doubt that ports specializing in breakbulk and heavy-lift cargoes are struggling these days, yet some North...

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Bring It On!

By Tom Peters 2016-11-14 20:22:31

East Coast ports gear up for the expected onslaught of post-Panamax ships. By Tom Peters The refrain is familiar: “We are big-ship ready so load ’em up and bring it on!”       Billions...

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