Shippers, trucking firms at SMC3 conference urged to use embedded analytics in transportation software to automate tasks from motor carrier selection to route optimization.

Spot rates are a barometer for how trans-Pacific service contract negotiations could fare.

Turkish shipping line UN Ro-Ro has bought its national rival Ulusoy Ro-Ro.

Cathay Pacific has relocated its cargo-handling operations in Frankfurt to Lufthansa Cargo’s terminal at Europe’s biggest air freight hub.

HSH Nordbank, the leading financier of container ships, is up for sale.

Chennai Port has benefited from aggressive efforts to increase productivity, but it faces serious competition.

Eimskip’s acquisition spree continued this week with the purchase of a Belgian refrigerated freight forwarder.

Growth at mainland China’s top eight ports slowed in 2016.

The strong US dollar is making a bad equipment imbalance at the border worse, and will encourage the growth of less-than-truckload shipping across the border and in Mexico, SMC3 expects.

Beneficial cargo owners that book through non-vessel-operating common carriers should be aware that spot rates can vary dramatically and those that seek the lowest rates have the highest risk.