Major Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. has unveiled plans to set up a logistics subsidiary in Myanmar to cash in on the increasingly promising local market and further strengthen its footprint in the entire Southeast Asian region.

Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo is launching a freighter service between its Doha hub and Los Angeles International Airport, its fourth all-cargo service to the U.S.

DCT Gdansk has ordered 15 rubber-tire gantry cranes from Konecranes for scheduled deployment at the Polish terminal in the second half of 2016.

HONG KONG — Supply growth is running away at twice the rate of demand growth expected in 2015, and the downward pressure


Crane operators employed by private rubber-tire gantry contractors at Gateway Terminals India ended a go-slow action and resumed normal activity over the weekend, terminal operator APM Terminals Mumbai said in a trade advisory.

Port congestion on the U.S. West Coast that caused lengthy delays for shipping lines and on-shore bottlenecks only had a limited effect on container availability in Asia, said Singamas CEO Teo Siong Seng.

Net orders for trailers in the U.S. dropped for the second month in February, but manufacturers will be busy for several months fulfilling an immense backlog of orders.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a ceremony marking port expansion in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff took time off from her political travails last week to inaugurate the first phase of a $557 million expansion at the port of Rio de Janeiro.

The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance said they “strongly oppose” any attempt to place the longshore industry’s collective bargaining under the Railway Labor Act.

The British government will consider ways to reduce a shortage of truck drivers that shippers and carriers say threatens economic growth in the U.K., including finding funds for driver training.