Neopanamax ships are pushing ports to invest in infrastructure that maximizes the use of their available space, Brendan McCahill, Senior Vice President of Trade Data Content at Descartes Systems Group, tells Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR) in an interview.
McCahill surveys port projects on the West, Gulf and East Coasts aimed at getting more throughput within tight space constraints, from NY-NJ raising the Bayonne Bridge to increase air draft to Miami tunneling to speed trucks to I-95 to Seattle and Tacoma harmonizing berthing schedules.
“Frankly, all the ports are aware of the need to maximize the space they have. Ports have grounded containers and increased stacks, they have tried to move the chassis fleets off the terminals and continue to look at efficiencies that can be obtained with technology, partnering with labor as they move along this path,” McCahill says.
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