Inbound Logistics | June 2021


France; Southampton, England; Halifax, Canada; Port Everglades; and Cartagena, Colombia.

> SERVICES > Importers can reduce demurrage and detention (D&D) storage costs and improve the end-user experience with Maersk North America’s Destination Cargo Management (DCM) product. DCM analysts help shippers and their trucking providers with D&D mitigation strategies, using a data-driven approach to track dwell time, provide visibility of the ship-to- shore process, and identify chokepoints. > Echo Global Logistics launched EchoShip Rewards, a loyalty program for shippers using its shipping platform. Shippers can earn reward points when they book LTL and truckload shipments via EchoShip, the company’s self-service web portal that lets users quote, book, ship, manage invoices, and track shipments in real time. > Direct-to-consumer companies can gain transparency into their shipping process with the partnership between online commerce solutions provider Bond and EasyPost , a multi-carrier shipping solution. The companies offer shippers same-day and on-demand fulfillment as well as returns processing.

> Averitt Express opened a distribution and fulfillment center near Dallas, Texas. Located close to Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, as well as BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad intermodal depots, the facility features 400,000 square feet of enclosed space to handle domestic and international freight and cargo.

> To offer shippers more loading space, Dachser is opting for mega trailers—which have greater cargo space dimensions with otherwise the same length and width—in its new f leet purchases over standard semi-trailers. Full conversion of its German f leet is scheduled to be completed by 2027, with some 680 new mega trailers in total. Dachser will also start replacing its f leets in the 24 other European countries where it is represented through its European Logistics business line.

> CG Railway (CGR) launched the first of two new rail ferries. Part of a joint venture between subsidiaries of Genesee & Wyoming and SEACOR Holdings, CGR operates a U.S. Class III freight railroad across the Gulf of Mexico. The newly launched vessel began operations in the second quarter of 2021, with the second new vessel expected in the third quarter. > THE Alliance , comprised of Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, and Yang Ming Line, is revising its transatlantic schedules to cover a wider range of countries. Replacing the Atlantic 3 service, the new Atlantic 5 weekly service rotation fromONE includes Hamburg, Germany; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Antwerp, Belgium; La Havre,

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