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The change to an appointment-based system for drayage drivers picking up or dropping off cargo at the ports will take effect immediately at five terminals (for imports initially) and five more will make the switch next year.
New sections and bypasses in the 72-kilometer stretch of the waterway will reduce waiting time and transit times, according to Suez Canal authorities.
The port also also handled a record number of container lifts at its intermodal ExpressRail yards in July, according to the latest figures from the port authority.
The FedEx unit of the Air Line Pilots Association has approved a new tentative contract agreement, which must now be voted upon by the express carrier’s 4,000 eligible pilots.
HighJump, a provider of supply chain management solutions, has acquired Wesupply, a U.K.-based premier business-to-business supply chain solutions supplier.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed an agreement with the Medan, Indonesia-based port company to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a new deep water port in Kuala Tanjung.