Five more Chinese ports can now allow foreign-flag vessels to provide cabotage services to their container terminals.

There is anecdotal evidence that the stunning new lows for container spot rates being recorded by indices covering the Asia-Europe trade do not reflect the actual level to which the prices have fallen.

Portland cranes
The most damaging aspect of the exodus of two major container lines from the Port of Portland, Oregon, last month was the loss of more than 650 trade and transportation jobs in Oregon, the port’s executive director says.

Mega ships and the large container carrier alliances will cause long term headaches for shippers, believes John Deere’s global logistics manager for Asia and Africa David Panjwani.

Regulators must continue to work closely with all members of the air cargo supply chain to ensure impending advance data regulations enhance security without impeding cargo flows, according to a new position paper from The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca).

The Mexican government is pumping $5 billion — more than 77 billion pesos — into its network of 117 ports, as the country’s rising middle class demands more imports and Mexico rises as a regional manufacturing powerhouse.

Con-way Truckload is purchasing 635 new tractors with automated manual transmissions in a bid to attract drivers — especially new recruits.

Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide has opened the doors at two new global forwarding offices: one in Ho Chi Minh City and another in Antwerp.

The chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping warned that regional maritime regulations on ships’ emissions and ballast-water discharges threaten conflicts with global maritime rules.

The American Trucking Associations is urging the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rulemaking that would require electronic speed limiters on all large trucks.

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered five 10,500-TEU container ships for the South American trades.

The first container ship designed to run on natural gas has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego for operation by Sea Star Line in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.

U.S. containerized exports to the east coast of South America will shrink in 2015 by 2.4 percent from the prior year, thanks to unfavorable exchange rates between the Brazilian real and dollar, and subdued demand from Latin America’s biggest economic engine.