5 Trending Transportation Updates: April 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics April 27, 2017 at 9:05 AM

UPS Adds 400 Dangerous Commodities to Its Fly List. The shipping and transportation mammoth has chosen to add 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its current global air network. The company also increased the allowable shipment size and added 300 products to its European ground network. (Read more here.)

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3 Ways Megaships Provide Opportunities for U.S. Ports

Posted by PLS Logistics May 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Efficiency in the international cargo transportation network is a critical factor for the health of the global economy. It’s no secret that U.S. ports lack in efficiency, capacity and technology compared to Asian and European ports, especially since the arrival of megaships.

Megaships, the largest of which can hold up to 20,000 TEUs, have created congestion at U.S. ports, and they’ve revealed deeper problems with American container transportation infrastructure.

What’s Wrong with U.S. Ports?

There are many challenges that create congestion and inefficiency at U.S. ports, but major problems include:

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