Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.

Con-way Freight
The cost of boosting truck driver pay at Con-way Freight will be passed along to shippers starting Oct. 27 in the form of an across-the-board general rate increase, the company said today.

New U.S. inland port projects are being launched after consultations with supply chain participants, including importers and exporters, trucking companies and logistics providers.

The Port of Tampa Bay is hoping the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes will usher in a "new era" for the port's container business.

food store in Russia
Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries has created new shipping opportunities; fruits and vegetables traditionally supplied by European producers are being replaced by suppliers from other countries.

Western Pennsylvania intermodal shippers will soon get better access to CSX Transportation’s network when the railroad opens a Pittsburgh terminal, allowing it to better compete with its archrival, Norfolk Southern Railway, in the market.

U.S.-flag domestic carrier Horizon Lines reported higher third-quarter profit as an 8.9 percent rise in container volume offset a 5.1 percent drop in average revenue per box.

Rotterdam’s container traffic increased 4.2 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2014 as strong growth on deep-sea routes offset lower feeder shipments.

A stronger U.S. economy is filling trailers and containers faster than transportation companies can provide them, driving up transportation costs and intermodal and trucking rates, speakers said Thursday at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shippers moving goods to or from U.S. foreign trade zones say there are not enough bonded truckers available to handle their freight, creating delays, shippers tell JOC Inland Distribution Conference

Ningbo-Zhoushan, the fastest growing major Chinese container port, is on track to supplant Busan as the fifth-largest global container gateway, according to new statistics

U.S. shippers should expect higher intermodal rates in the coming year but not necessarily better service, two analysts said at the JOC Group’s 4th annual Inland Distribution Conference.

Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. Source: Flickr CC ― B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The massive congestion affecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is creating a fresh wave of diversions to other ports as shippers flee the worst congestion that the largest port complex in the Americas has seen in at least a decade.