Intermodal industry veteran Steven L. Rubin has been appointed chief executive officer of ITS Technologies & Logistics. ITS provides outsourced operating services for intermodal railroad facilities, container yard services for global shipping and container leasing companies and automotive loading and unloading services.

The Far East-South America trades are facing the threat of rate wars this month as carriers add significant additional capacity to an already oversupplied market, according to Alphaliner.

Transportation providers are preparing for a rebound of containerized apparel imports through U.S. West Coast ports after inbound shipments plunged by double-digits in the first five months of this year.

State-owned rail operator Container Corporation of India has slashed its charges for the movement of empty containers between Chennai Port and Bangalore, providing some respite for shippers struggling with port delays and ocean carrier surcharges.

Hapag-Lloyd’s seeking of a rate increase in August on its eastbound trans-Pacific services after pushing for identical increases in the last two months suggest recent attempts fared poorly.

In exactly one year new global regulations requiring every packed container have a verified container weight will go into effect, and shippers need to be prepared, an industry trade group warns.

The Michigan-based truckload carrier expects lower second quarter revenue than a year ago but better revenue than in the first quarter as the freight economy slowly expands.

Saturday hours for truck gates at the Port of Charleston will be revised to eliminate the lunchtime closure, the South Carolina Ports Authority said.

The value of the goods shipped between the U.S. and Canada dropped 12.5 percent in April, thanks to low oil prices, a strong U.S. dollar and a shrinking Canadian economy.

The christening last week of the Vicente Pinzon marks the completion of Alianca Navegacao’s reais 700 million ($224.5 million) cabotage and coastal fleet upgrade aimed at securing its dominance in the Brazilian cabotage market