APM Terminals in Rotterdam officially opened the container terminal of the future on April 24 with the aggressive prediction that Maasvlakte II will improve vessel productivity by 40 percent.
The Port of Oakland confirmed Friday that cargo handling will resume on the evening shift after the port was closed for the day shift for a rescheduled labor meeting. Normal operations along the vessels, in the yards and at the gates are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Pacific time.
Delays in processing high volumes of containers at West Coast warehouses and DCs point to the need for better packing and loading of containers in Asia, a trucking executive says.
Vessel operators are being warned against transit in the Strait of Hormuz, three days after a Maersk Line cargo ship was fired upon and seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Despite sluggish volumes, higher pricing helped boost first-quarter earnings to record levels, freight carrier Saia reported this week.
Global contract logistics is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.8 percent through 2018, led by increases in Western Europe, the U.S, and China, according to a new survey by U.K.-based Transport Intelligence.
The Port of Philadelphia reported a year-over-year increase of 2.3 percent in its first-quarter volume of full and empty containers.
A recently-awarded navigation project will likely further fuel continued Asia volume gains at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida.
Old Dominion Freight Line didn't brake for the general slowdown apparent in first-quarter U.S. GDP. The less-than-truckload carrier reinvested earnings in expansion.
Charter rates for containerships up to 6,500 twenty-foot equivalent units are on a roll as a rush of new liner services injects a further boost to an already dynamic market, Alphaliner reported.