For those interested in schlepping things, there have been a number of recent logistic-related articles:
- NPR today had a story on how a new larger shipping lane at the Panama Canal was getting US ports to invest to handle larger ships (Panama Canal’s New Lane Is A Game Changer, Aug 19).
- Ports aren’t the only logistics players thinking bigger. The Wall Street Journal had an article about how tucking firms and railroads are pushing to allow bigger and heavier vehicles. Supersizing isn’t just for fries anymore (Supersizing Hits Freight World, Aug 15).
- The Globe and Mail had an interesting article about the many players and moving parts that need to coordinate a large international port. Terminal operators need to get along with labor and they all need to share the sandbox with the incoming railroads (Vancouver port vows to unplug bottleneck, Aug 6).
- Marketplace talks about how global shippers are enjoying a strong market (Cargo ships at full capacity, Aug 18).
- Finally, if you think ports don’t matter, check out this story on the Brazilian sugar industry (Brazil Sugar Exports Face ‘Unprecedented’ Port Delays, Jul 8, Businessweek).