A 24-hour strike by unionized dockworkers has disrupted normal operations at some of the key Indian major public ports, including largest container handler Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, on Wednesday, according to local shipping sources.
Manila’s two main terminals have launched a vehicle booking system that is expected to improve container flows into and out of the port as the Philippines’ peak shipping season approaches.
Truckers buying diesel fuel in the U.S. must think they've entered a timewarp, with the average U.S. diesel price tumbling by $1.30 per gallon over the past year to $2.51 per gallon, a price not seen since 2009. Oil markets proved volatile this week, but experts say oversupply is likely to keep a cap on crude and fuel prices for some time to come.
By snapping up the remaining shares of Van Dieren Sweden, multimodal logistics operator Samskip aims to strengthen its European intermodal rail links and gain business from shippers.
DP World said the commercial launch of its new facility in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, named Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal, helped the country’s biggest container handler tackle the turmoil brought on by labor and other disruptions.
Panama Canal officials have said it will take one month to repair leaks discovered in locks for the Pacific side, but warned El Nino is a bigger threat to the canal’s operations.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide has appointed Jeroen Eljsink, an executive with extensive experience in European logistics, as the head of its European operations.
Transcontainer, Russia’s leading intermodal freight transporter, saw its revenue plummet 64 percent in the first half to $15 million, compared to $41.4 million in the first-half of 2014, as the decline in Russian trade makes itself felt in companies’ bottom lines.
As peak season nears, U.S. domestic intermodal spot rates last month fell to their lowest point since September 2012, a result of intense competition from the over-the-road sector and weaker than usual demand, according to third-party logistics provider IDS.
A GT Nexus, YouGov consumer survey finds many shoppers complain of stock-outs even as retailers see inventory levels surge, a sign of increasing supply-chain complexity and low "visibility."
$10 billion industrial supplies distributor W.W. Grainger acquired a British company, Cromwell, that will help scale its online offerings in Europe,
Truckers serving Conley Container Terminal at the port of Boston can use a newly-launched app to find out when containers are ready to be picked up, another sign of how technology is being tapped to improve port productivity
Menlo Logistics will open a new logistics center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, early next year, as growing e-commerce sales, both domestic and cross-border, are forcing changes in European supply chains and logistics networks.