Jon Ross, a former American Shipper editor who is an expert on the air cargo industry, pointed out how various market fundamentals, along with UPS’ Boeing order, echo the general consensus that the air cargo market is about to pick back up.
Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal (OBOT) has sued the City of Oakland in federal court after facing strong opposition from environmentalists and others that oppose coal exports through a bulk handling terminal OBOT wants to build.
The industrial real estate services and investment management firm said it anticipates low interest rates, healthy consumer spending and strong e-commerce will boost industrial and logistics real estate growth in 2017.
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Investments in new projects are slowing, and Neil Davidson, senior analyst in Drewry’s ports and terminals practice, warned that a sudden rebound in demand could be a problem.
Container handling capacity will be drastically expanded at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, and the terminal’s marginal berths will be deepened to 45 feet.
The decision to lower the global cap on the amount of sulfur in marine fuel from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent in 2020 could cause shipping costs to rise drastically.