Toll Group began operating under the Japan Post flag today as president and CEO Toru Takahashi announced the new board that will provide governance to the Melbourne-based logistics company.

MSC Fabiola in Long Beach
Shipping lines and terminal operators at California’s major ports urged the state Air Resources Board to change the way that regulators look at goods movement before finalizing its Sustainable Freight Strategy that will govern emissions from vessels, trucks and trains over the next 35 years.

Electronically tethered convoys may be on the horizon. A U.S. study looks at linking trucks via vehicle-to-vehicle technologies that control speed and braking for safer, more efficient transportation.

The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth for the second consecutive month in April, another potential sign of the staying power of cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast, now months after the congestion crisis has ended.

An ambitious plan to rebuild Rhode Island's crumbling bridges using up to $700 million in truck tolls came under fire by the American Trucking Associations, which wants to stop the smallest state in the U.S. from setting a big precedent.

Wal-Mart store in Florida
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources. Wal-Mart Stores was the leading U.S. importer in 2014.

cardboard bundles
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources. The top U.S. exporter for 2014 was America Chung Nam, the primary supplier to Nine Dragons Paper Industries, which is China's largest containerboard manufacturer.

Two of Israel’s largest seaports remained closed Thursday after dockworkers defied a court order, leaving their posts in opposition to new government contracts with private port operators.

Maersk container ship under construction
The cost savings brought by mega-ships are decreasing and might not even be realized as container ships get ever larger, the International Transport Federation warns.

Panama Canal transit
The expansion of the Panama Canal early next year will make an enormous quantity of container ship tonnage available for services that transit the canal, wiping away current capacity restrictions that restrict usage to only small and inefficient ships by today’s standards.