The U.S. needs to boost its exports to fast-growing emerging markets, but it faces a number of barriers that stand in the way of a more balanced trade, Walter Kemmsies, chief economist of port design consultancy Moffatt & Nichol, told a panel at the 15th annual TPM Conference on Tuesday.

Indian dockworker union leaders and officials from the Ministry of Shipping are expected to hold talks on Wednesday in New Delhi in an attempt to avert an indefinite industrial action planned to begin March 9 at major ports, including Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the nation’s largest container handler, port sources in Mumbai said.

The third-ranking Senate Republican on Tuesday floated the idea of putting unionized port employees under the purview of the Railway Labor Act, a move proponents say would prevent longshore labor showdowns like those seen seen on the U.S West Coast in recent months.

Truckload carrier C.R. England is raising driver pay for the third time since November and the second time in the last 40 days, while offering bonuses to successful driver trainers.

The Port of Virginia said Wednesday that a hold is still in place on all export intermodal rail traffic at its Norfolk International Terminals as the port continues to cope with significant rail volume at the facility.

Protracted West Coast port delays will push Dollar General to shift more import cargo to the East Coast, a logistics executive for the discount retailer said Wednesday at the 15th annual TPM conference.

The build-out of cold storage capacity is on fire around the world. From 2012 through 2014, total global capacity grew 20 percent to 552 million cubic meters, an increase of 92 million cubic meters in just two years, according to the 2014 IARW Global Cold Storage Capacity Report.

Drug giants AstraZeneca and Baxter are shifting more cold chain shipments from air to ocean, attracted by lower transportation costs, a reduced carbon footprint and mitigated security concerns, according to Outsourcing-Pharma.com.

Anticipating significant growth in freight traffic, the government of India will allow state-owned Railways to create a new arm to provide end-to-end logistics solutions.

The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance plan to open discussions about a new, long-term contract more than three years before their current East and Gulf coast labor agreement expires.

CEVA Logistics posted slightly lower revenue and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2014 as currency movements outweighed market-beating increases in ocean and air freight volumes.

Panalpina’s profit more than doubled in 2014 as the Swiss forwarding and logistics company posted market-beating ocean and air freight traffic growth and narrowed logistics losses ahead of schedule.

The 15 top container carriers are at risk of significant and damaging cyberattacks, according to the head of a leading market intelligence provider and cybersecurity firm in the industry.