If he were a shipper trying to transport his goods from Asia on the east-west trades, service integrity would be the chief concern for Pacific International Lines (PIL) managing director Teo Siong Seng.

In the latest of several major logistics acquisition, Echo Global Logistics acquired $561 million 3PL Command Transportation, bringing its total annual revenue within range of $2 billion.

BMW Group broke ground Tuesday on a vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston that the automaker will open next year to import and process approximately 32,000 vehicles a year.

The Port of Portland, Oregon, is doing its best to keep containerized cargo moving up and down the Columbia River, even if it means encouraging freight to move to Seattle and Tacoma until the port can attract new liner services.

Truck tonnage increased in March after a February fall, riding a wave of stronger consumer confidence, retail sales and U.S. imports.

Container ship lines on the Far East-North Europe trade are fighting a losing battle to halt a plunge in rates by canceling sailings, Alphaliner reports in its latest weekly newsletter.

Container lines continue to see their operating costs fall thanks to the steady decline in their largest cost, bunker fuel. Some of those savings are passed onto shippers through lower fuel surcharges.

International trade supports nearly 6.9 million U.S. retail jobs, according to a study commissioned by the National Retail Federation in support of free-trade initiatives.

Strong volume at Canada’s three largest container ports helped drive Canadian National Railway’s intermodal volume up 14.2 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, another sign of how the railroad’s strategy of supply chain collaboration continues to deliver.