New downstream capital projects are expected to increase U.S. petrochemical capacity by more than 50 million tonnes of new chemical output each year, driving the need for further supply chain investment, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said. The US will add at least 55 million tonnes of petrochemical capacity per year. Image: Port of Houston […]
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Some ship operators are still looking for ways to skirt an international ban on the release of oily waste into ocean waters, in some cases using a tool known as a “magic pipe” to bypass cleaning devices, despite a crackdown on the practice. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said Japanese cargo-vessel company Nitta Kisen […]
The U.S. Commerce Department is wrestling with a flood of requests to exclude products from steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, creating a backlog that’s sparked calls for action from lawmakers and trade groups. Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Ron Wyden of Oregon, as well as the U.S. Chamber of […]
The U.S.’s trade shortfall is worsening, deepening trade war anxieties as the Trump administration and China prepare to implement broad-based tariffs against one another’s exports. President Trump believes that the United States is being taken advantage of by its trading partners, especially China. The White House is imposing tariffs on imports ranging from solar panels […]
April 2, 2018 · By Jeff Berman · Supply Chain24/7 With the calendar officially having shifted into April, one thing that comes with it, along with springtime, is the full enforcement of the electronic logging devices mandate (ELD) for commercial motor carriers. The ELD mandate formally took effect in December 2017. The objective of the […]
In Depth: Unmanned Ships – Are We There Yet? The development of the remote and autonomous (R&A) shipping has become one of the hottest topics in the industry over the past couple of years. The maritime industry has seen an ever growing number of stakeholders assuming an active role in the development of technological solutions […]
YANG MING IS standing beside his red electric tricycle in a courtyard in Beijing. A former factory worker from an industrial town outside the capital, he and dozens of other men are awaiting the arrival of a lorry. As it pulls in from JD’s warehouse, the men form an assembly line to unload boxes. They […]
US supply chain groups are planning at least $155 billion in capital investments and nearly 80% of that spending will take place in the US Gulf, where chemical exports have already begun to soar, according to industry trade associations. Ports are planning for $155 billion in capital investment as the US preps to become an […]
Huge ships entering service will boost goods-carrying capacity More than 90% of trade worldwide is transported by sea. A container ship waits to unload cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Container shipping companies are bracing for a challenging year — they will have more space available for carrying goods than […]
New ways to foot the hefty bill for making old ships less polluting SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just […]