News that the recently merged China Cosco Shipping would honor existing contracts until the Ocean Alliance takes effect follow industry rumors of mass shipper desertions from the company's constituent carriers, Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines
China Cosco Shipping says all its shipper contracts are safe until the new Ocean Alliance kicks off next year.

OOCL is joining several other container lines an effort to prop up rates via general rate increases on August 1.
The August 1 rate increases on Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean are beginning to roll.

After six years of rapid, acquisition-fueled growth, XPO is under growing pressure from some investors to show results.
Shifting focus from acquisitions to profit-building, XPO works to convince investors it will succeed in the long-haul.

Trucks slowed to a crawl, and stopped entirely, creating an extensive traffic snarl at the Port of New York and New Jersey at lunchtime Monday.

Inland ports are helping retailers cover supply chain gaps generated by growing e-commerce demand.

CMA CGM Monday closed its all-cash offer for NOL.

NYK Line’s roll-on, roll-off cargo price-fixing woes continued Monday.

Although intermodal volume at U.S. railroads fell 2.7 percent year-over-year in the first half, J.B. Hunt managed to increase intermodal volume 12 percent and 9 percent in the first two quarters.
Second-quarter results show $6.2 billion J.B. Hunt is spending to build intermodal, truck volume, revenue.

Indian exports, such as this handcrafted jute weaving, are rebounding after a slide that lasted more than year.
Indian exports are rebounding from a slide that lasted more than year.

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company Monday signed a merger agreement.