Shippers are warning that the Russian government’s raising of stevedoring tariffs to boost port infrastructure investment may squeeze out some operators and force importers and exporters to eat the higher costs.
The fleet of idle container ships is racing to an all-time high.
The value of M&A deals fell 30 percent in the third quarter, but the Port of Melbourne sale saw Asia and Oceania leading the way.
As good as Los Angeles and Long Beach are in attracting strong demand, they must contend with the fractured nature of 15 million TEUs being spread out over 13 terminals.
US ports could be an unexpected beneficiary of the historic settlement between the US government and German automaker Volkswagen.
Cranking up profits and gaining freight, the multiregional less-than-truckload carrier looks to fill one of the last large gaps in its coverage.
CSX Transportation and Ports America agreed to the hand-over in January.
Untraditional deals that finance harbor dredging or underwrite the purchase of entire ports are receiving more consideration.
Plunging truckload rates proved a dead weight on profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide in the third quarter.
Anxiety over the staying power of container lines after the Hanjin Shipping collapse is thick among beneficial cargo owners, vendors, and the container lines.