Technology Reduces Deadhead Miles, Improving Trucking Efficiency

Technology Reduces Deadhead Miles, Improving Trucking Efficiency

December 28, 2020 — Trucks.com

It’s a well-known fact in the transportation and logistics industries that long-haul trucking is a leading contributor to carbon emissions. The transportation industry accounts for 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions, due in large part to the high mileage and heavy loads required to maintain the integrity of the supply chain.

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Drayage Fleets Get a Glimpse of a Fuel Cell Future

Drayage Fleets Get a Glimpse of a Fuel Cell Future

December 23, 2020 — ACTNews.com

While medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles make headlines daily with new products and deployments, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are turning heads whenever news hits the wire. Recently, Toyota announced that a pair of Kenworth T680 Class 8 trucks powered by a Toyota fuel cell electric drivetrain will be making the rounds at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an early Christmas present for some Southern California fleets.

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Port Director Delivers Final Executive Broadcast of 2020

Port Director Delivers Final Executive Broadcast of 2020

December 23, 2020 –PortBreakingWaves.com

The final executive broadcast of 2020, Port Director Sam Ruda provides updates and reviews the challenging year at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The video covers topics ranging from COVID-19 adjustments to performative metrics in Q3 and Q4. Ruda details the measures taken to overcome the pandemic’s challenges and discusses the year-end rebound of container volumes, rail, and auto sectors.

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES APPLAUDS LAWMAKERS FOR PASSAGE OF WRDA 2020

Port of Los Angeles Applauses Lawmakers for Passages of WRDA 2020

Dec. 23, 2020 — ThePortofLosAngeles.org

The Port of Los Angeles praised U.S. Congressional and local leaders for approving the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) as part of the year-end omnibus and COVID relief legislative package. The bipartisan legislation, approved on Monday by the House and Senate, is essential to our country’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways.

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SUSTAINABLE TERMINAL TRACTOR SOLUTIONS

Sustainable Terminal Tractor Solutions

December 21, 2020 — GreenPort.com

Two big names are joining forces to address growing demand for environmentally sustainable terminal tractor solutions in port, terminal and distribution centre markets.

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Transit Electrification Leads to Innovative Partnerships

Transit Electrification Leads to Innovative Partnerships

December 16, 2020 — ACTNews.com

Bus and shuttle operators are beginning to electrify their fleets in response to a growing number of mandates throughout the country. With public transit agencies edging towards zero-emission buses to satisfy these mandates, which call for improved air quality and health benefits, some leading transit agencies are developing larger, more complex battery electric bus projects that require innovative partnerships to execute.

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NOVEMBER CARGO VOLUME INCREASES 22% AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES

November Cargo Volume Increases 22% at Port of Los Angeles

December 15, 2020 — PortofLosAngeles.com

The Port of Los Angeles processed 889,746 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November, an increase of 22% compared to November 2019. A combination of increased consumer spending, holiday shipments and replenishment of warehouse inventories has resulted in an unprecedented surge of cargo in recent months.

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Economics of Electric Trucks Remain an Adoption Challenge

Economics of Electric Trucks Remain an Adoption Challenge

December 14, 2020– Trucks.com

The economics of operating heavy-duty electric trucks remains behind their diesel-fueled counterparts but is improving, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs Investment Research. The big nut still to be cracked is battery cost. The technology itself is ready for commercialization. That’s why BYD and Volvo are selling electric trucks, while Freightliner-owner Daimler Trucks, Tesla, and others are expected to launch production over the next 12 to 18 months.

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Terminal operators face cost pressures

Terminal Operators Face Cost Pressures

December 14,2020 — PortStrategy.com

Terminal operators will continue to face cost pressures as the industry handles the latest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds Drewry. In its most recent Quarterly Port Sector Briefing, the independent maritime research consultancy presented its spotlight analysis that looked at the financial impact that COVID has had on the global container terminal sector. Eleanor Hadland, senior analyst, Ports & Terminals, at Drewry, explained that the initial response of operators when faced with plummeting volumes, has been to “initiate a combination of both cost control and cash preservation measures”.

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Port Associations Appeal for $3.5 Billion in Aid from US Congress

Port Associations Appeal for $3.5 Billion in Aid from US Congress

December 10, 2020 — Maritime-executive.com

Despite the rebound in volumes experienced in recent months, many ports around the United States continue to struggle with increased operating costs and revenue shortfalls because of the pandemic. The American Association of Port Authorities joined by 20 regional port authorities and unions, sent a letter to the leaders of the US House and Senate appealing for emergency relief funding for the nation’s maritime transportation system while individual ports around the country are filing for federal grants.

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