US and Mexican authorities have closed down the largest US-Mexico truck crossing point.

Tissa Wickramasinghe TPM 2017

Investment by CM Ports in the technology enabled development of service at a level unseen in Sri Lanka, CICT General Manager Tissa Wickramasinghe said. He discussed the arrival of largest ships, capacity concerns, and regional impact in this interview.  


The US agency charged with clearing goods at the border lacks sufficient staff to handle the growing flow, and the price of related delays are costing the United States as much as $5.8 billion a year, according to a report by the US Congress Joint Economic Committee.

Five have already been taken over and the remaining two are scheduled for delivery by the end of June.

Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.

As a brokerage, Uber Freight wants drivers with trucks, not trucks without drivers.

The deal follows the official adoption earlier this year of an ambitious development plan for the port.

Rapid growth in intra-Asia container volume unable to get rates up, which Drewry suggests may be a result of larger vessels being deployed on the trade.

JD.com drones operating in China's Shaanxi Province will be able to transport shipments of up to one ton across the retailer's inter-provincial network.

There are signs that the liner shipping business is clawing its way back to profitability, but with the real impact of higher contract rates yet to be felt, it is too soon to say.