Timely Port Status Updates: A Solution for Congestion

Cargo backlogs and trucker congestion problems at the Port of New York and New Jersey have been ongoing for several months.  The issues are abundantly clear – a systemic shortage of chassis, a lack of drivers, insufficient equipment and technology, poor productivity at the Ocean terminals due to a severe labor shortage, and meager terminal planning, procedures and systems to name a few.  An especially harsh winter with numerous snowstorms only exacerbated these pre-existing challenges, resulting in frequent terminal closings and slowed operations.   To keep customers...
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Typhoon Haiyan claimed the lives of more than 6,200 Filipinos

On November 8, 2013, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall struck the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan claimed the lives of more than 6,200 Filipinos and left nearly two million residents homeless. In the major port city of Tacloban, 90% of structures were either destroyed or damaged while other cities, such as Ormoc, reported similarly severe levels of infrastructure devastation. The immediate and widespread need for humanitarian aid ranked among history’s most urgent. In the hours and days following Haiyan, reports streamed in of new casualties resulting...
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