Protracted and difficult labor negotiations in late 2014 and early 2015 that resulted in costly congestion and delays on the U.S. West Coast has put labor relations at the top of shippers' minds.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will call delegates to San Francisco to consider a vote on early contract talks.


Nagano served in public relations for the Port of Los Angeles for more than 30 years.


The opening of the first bathroom solely for female truck drivers in one of the busiest terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey this month has highlighted the growing numbers of women drivers in drayage, which could prove vital to ameliorating the driver shortages plaguing the industry.

Truckload revenue per load was down 15 percent in the second quarter at Echo Global Logistics, but mergers and acquisitions kept the company in the black overall.
The acquisition of Command Transportation last year is helping Echo Global Logistics gain truckload brokerage market share.

Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.

The government of India believes its landlord ports are underutilizing their assets and land.

World Direct Shipping has upgraded its two-year-old Gulf of Mexico service.

SLIDE SHOW: Wind power shipments have emerged as one of the key growth sectors in breakbulk and project cargo shipping.

The slight year-over-year drop in quarterly revenue was the first for ODFL since 2009.

Deutsche Bahn’s restructuing efforts to restore profitability are beginning to show results.