Chicken exporters are among those shippers that have suffered major delays and rollovers of cargo at the south Brazilian port of Itajai after waves as high as 3.5 meter (11.4 feet) closed the gateway for four days earlier this week.

The two-month extension of legislation authorizing the Highway Trust Fund to continue supporting infrastructure projects across the country is a patch, not a fix, to much-needed highway and transit development, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

trucks in line at Port of Los Angeles
If marine terminal operators had their way, the days of individual truckers entering their facilities in search of specific containers would be over, replaced by a model in which containers are peeled off the top of a stack and delivered to truckers without regard to consignee or destination.

The West Coast contract agreement that was ratified Friday by the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, while applauded by cargo interests, carriers, ports and truckers, and rightfully so, will have a limited impact on West Coast port productivity and labor relations.

Port of Oakland dock operations
The membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Friday voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract that should ensure labor peace at West Coast ports for at least the next four years.

High-tech companies around the world expect exports to grow over the next two years, but air cargo freight and passenger jets are set to gain not container lines.

Shipping businesses in China are finally emulating their Western peers by embracing the opportunities and challenges brought by the internet, cloud computing, and big data.

Mexican exports this year are set rise 5 percent on increased demand for automobile shipments and other manufactured goods built in Latin America’s second-largest economy.

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would set national standards for shippers and third parties contracting or hiring trucking companies, complementing legislation in the House. Shippers and brokers want clarity, especially in courtrooms where they face negligent hiring claims.

Strong gains across multiple segments, especially international cargo activity, helped India’s Allcargo Logistics deliver impressive earnings results in the fiscal year ended March 31.

United Arab Shipping Co., a member of the Ocean Three Alliance, has taken delivery of the world’s greenest ultra-large container ship.

A new report from the International Maritime Organization warns that shipping emissions could spike 250 percent over the next 35 years.