The port of Boston moved a step closer being able to handle some of the the larger ships able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal.

Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific got a nice pop this week.

Economic indicator shows no sign of inventory destocking in May.

Chemical shippers have been some of the biggest fans of Damco's Hub-in-Transit program.
Damco has established three new global hubs to expand its Hub-in-Transit program.

APM Terminals is caught up in a Guatemalan bribery scandal.

The shipping industry is still trying to absorb containers purchased in 2014 as supply continues to exceed demand.
Container maker struggling amid weak demand, currency fluctuations and market slump.

Spot rates are unlikely to recover in the near future as the peaks of the peak season have in recent years become less pronounced.
Falling spot market and rising capacity don't bode well for Asia-Mediterranean freight rates.

HMM will be part of 2M from April 2017, and although container lines hope to have a smooth roll-out of the two new alliances, forwarders are not so sure and are planning accordingly.
HMM joining the 2M Alliance has pushed carrier management to the top of the forwarder agenda.

The closure of a road to CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Joliet, Illinois, pictured, added 16 miles on a round-trip basis and some have seen round trip times rise from about 30 minutes to 2 hours
Truck drivers who have been using a secondary access road to reach a major intermodal complex outside Chicago have been forced to cope with longer turn times, fewer trips and higher costs — but a solution is in the works.

The use of shore power is being studied to supplement the set-up of emission control areas at China's main commercial shipping centers.