Marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest East Coast container port, will close early today and remain closed Tuesday as the entire Northeast braces for a winter storm of historic proportions.

Canadian Pacific Railway said it expects mid- to high-single-digit intermodal revenue growth this year, as domestic intermodal traffic builds steadily and container lines boost volume on improving services.

After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.

A key indicator of U.S truck activity was flat in December, reflecting a decline in retail sales but an increase in manufacturing production in the same period.

The Panama Canal expansion, now 85 percent complete, hit a milestone with the installation of the first gate in


California’s roadways and freeways are in desperate need of repair or expansion, so the trucking industry is willing to examine a variety of funding mechanisms that will raise billions of dollars to address the problem immediately.

The International Transport Workers' Federation has stepped up its protest of automation at the new Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal, and called for “all parties” to discuss RWG’s labor arrangements.

Port of Piraeus
Container traffic soared 18.5 percent to nearly 3 million TEUs at Cosco Pacific’s Piraeus container terminal last year, again outpacing growth at Mediterranean rivals.

technology
Challenged by the need to make their companies ever more cost-effective and competitive, third-party logistics companies are compelled to assess ever longer — and often more confusing — lists of new technology options.

When the longshore contract negotiations are over and productivity has returned to normal, the CEOs of California’s container ports will face even greater challenges dealing with the problems that remain: handling big ships, adjusting to powerful carrier alliances and establishing a new chassis regime.

ag shipment at New Mexico border crossing, inspections
U.S. agriculture shippers are welcoming Washington’s recent decision to finally open up the border to more Mexican trucking companies as the move will end retaliatory tariffs on their products and will help them find truck capacity.

Some furniture retailers aren’t able to show off their complete lines of products at a major Las Vegas exhibition this week because of U.S. port delays, an example how congestion isn’t just hurting shippers’ current sales but also their future business prospects.

Trucking companies serving a major intermodal complex in the Chicago area face longer trips after the Illinois Commerce Commission ruled that a key route must be shut down to commercial traffic because of safety concerns, according to various reports.