CEVA Logistics is developing its global consolidation operations and less-than-container-load services, and has announced the launching of a weekly LCL offering from Singapore to New York.

Hutchison Ports Australia has attempted to clarify its position in an increasingly bitter dispute with Maritime Union Australia and mounting outrage following reports that the 97 sacked workers were fired via text message and e-mail.

trucks line up at gates at Oakland port
The Port of Oakland’s announcement last week that it intends to open its terminal gates an extra day each week demonstrates two hard, cold facts about U.S. port operations in this era of big ships. The traditional menu of five weekday gates each week is no longer adequate to handle today’s cargo volumes, but extra gates cost money, and someone — often the shipper — has to pick up the tab.

R+L Carriers is expanding its time critical expedited services throughout Canada through its partner, New Brunswick-based Day & Ross Freight.

The Port of Virginia has deployed three hybrid shuttle carriers — the first of their kind in the U.S. — at its Virginia International Gateway terminal.

The G6 Alliance has withdrawn two more sailings on the Asia-Europe trade as the alliance has blanked 16 sailings in the past three months to staunch the bleeding in the trade’s freight rates.

The American Trucking Associations wants Congress to allow carriers to use hair-follicle testing as an alternative to urinalysis, but labor group oppose the change.

Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, is investing heavily in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, to position itself favorably ahead of the inauguration of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the year.

Malaysia-listed port operator Bintulu Port Holdings warned softness in the domestic container market could further crimp profit, which fell 31 percent year-over-year to 4.9 million in second quarter.

China and Kazakhstan are working to more than double containerized rail traffic bound for Europe via the launch of the Trans-Caspian international transport route connecting China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.