Category Archives: Ports

First emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways

What’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery. That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old battery off and put the new one in!  The US doesn’t have the same type of shorter haul river waterways that are so common in Europe, but there are scenarios where similar ships would be useful, such as Oakland to Stockton, reducing road traffic and the resultant pollution without producing more.


via Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways – The Loadstar

China’s top ports have been ripping off shipping lines

Good article by Jason Jiang. It seems like businessmen will be businessmen anywhere.  Regulation is sometimes necessary. 2017-11-16 08-27-01-343via Investigation finds China’s top ports have been ripping off shipping lines for years – Splash 247

DCLI acquires TRAC domestic chassis fleet

The chassis story never ceases to amaze. TRAC was positioning itself to be a big player only a couple of years ago. Now what? Is it unprofitable?  We are still wrestling with who will pay for chassis, and how to share the cost.

American Shipper

via NEWS FLASH: DCLI acquires TRAC domestic chassis fleet