While containerized rail traffic between Russia and Asia Pacific states is down 20 percent year-over-year in the first seven months of 2015, a closer look at the data reveals an upward trend is taking holding.

The National Labor Relations Board determined that International Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 8 and 40 in Portland violated federal laws prohibiting secondary boycotts by engaging in work stoppages and slowdowns, and on Wednesday ordered the ILWU to cease and desist from those activities.

Tests of truck appointments at the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin late this year or in early 2016, said Rich Ceci, vice president, information technology, at GCT USA.

After collecting thousands of days' worth of data from more than 220 truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is starting the final analysis stage of its study of the safety impact of its new 34-hour restart rules, which were suspended in December. The agency hopes to complete its study this year.

Lower fuel prices and lower fuel surcharges are slowing the increase of freight shipping costs on both sides of the U.S. border or even reducing them, despite higher contract trucking rates.

German port operator Eurogate has acquired a 16.67 percent interest in Contrail Logistica, a Brazilian provider of intermodal transport solutions in the hinterland of Santos.

A process known as free flow, or peel off, is attracting favorable reviews from terminal operators as well as truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Though still considered to be in its infancy since it was launched in early 2014, the ports are confident enough about the potential of peel off that they are identifying parcels of land in the harbor area that can be used to expand the program.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services announced it is upgrading its Asia-Mediterranean service network, comprising the East Med-Black Sea Express, or EMX, and the Asia-India Subcontinent East Med, or AME, by adding new port calls and upsizing tonnage deployment.

Booming business at Union Pacific Railroad’s intermodal ramp in North Laredo, Texas is spurring a $90 million expansion at the facility tapping U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade.

U.S. domestic intermodal spot rates are jumping anywhere from $500 to $1,000 on peak season demand, but it won’t last long, according to third-party logistics provider IDS.