U.S. House Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pennsylvania, has introduced a bill that would prevent the publication of safety scores for truck and bus carriers and revamp the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s scoring system.

The savings to be gained from a container line getting more miles to the gallon are immense, as Singapore's NOL Group can attest with $1.2 billion in cuts, and half of that came from bunker and network savings at its APL liner division.

Shanghai may be the busiest container port in the world, but almost half the boxes that cross its wharves every year are first carried down the mighty Yangtze River from manufacturing hubs deep inland.

Container lines will continue to expand their share of the refrigerated cargo market, but specialized reefer carriers can survive if they diversify and pick their niches carefully, Drewry Maritime Research says in its annual analysis of the reefer shipping market.

The southern Italian port of Taranto, once a leading transhipment hub, faces an uncertain future after losing its last lo


U.S. Exports in the first half of 2014 represented 40.8 percent of the 15.5 million TEUs in the overall U.S. container trade.

2014 TIGER Grants
U.S. ports are under increasing pressure to modernize their facilities to handle larger vessels and keep their existing infrastructure up to par. Fortunately, for some ports, Uncle Sam is giving them a boost via Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

U.S. Imports in the first half of 2014 represented 59.2 percent of the 15.5 million TEUs in the overall U.S. container trade.

As of Sept. 8, Alphaliner calculates current active total liner trade TEU capacity to be 18,521,207 TEUs capacity aboard 5,960 ships, including 18,063,515 TEUs aboard 5,012 fully cellular ships.

The Dubai Maritime City Authority has announced plans to establish a maritime arbitration center.

New Jersey Senate committee has approved a bill to withdraw the state from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.

Weekly wrap-up: Mega-alliances, LA-LB issues and trucking growth
Issues at the Los Angeles-Long Beach were on JOC.com readers’ minds this week, along with mega-alliances and growth in the trucking industry.

Demand for automotive logistics services is forecast to grow this year by 6 percent in Europe and 5 percent in North America, according to a new report by industry research and analysis firm Transport Intelligence.