Container lines operating between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts and the west coast of South America have announced general rate increases for southbound shipments, despite flat volume through much of the year.

Workers who pack and ship goods for the Google Express same-day delivery service voted to unionize, the latest victory for the Teamsters union in its drive to organize Silicon Valley contract employees.

CMA CGM said it will temporarily suspend its Liberty Solo service, the smallest of the carrier’s four services between North Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

The outlook for Asia-Europe carriers gaining general rate increases of up to $1,000 per 20-foot equivalent units worsened after spot rates this week plummeted in the double-digits from the prior week.

U.S. West Coast congestion roiled retailer rollouts of spring product lines even after employers and longshoremen ended their showdown in late February, executives told investors during recent second-quarter earnings calls.

Averitt Express joined the ranks of trucking companies boosting pay and benefits to secure more truck drivers. Despite slower economic growth than a year ago, driver demand remains a key factor in truck pricing.

Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey, says his financially strapped city wants more money and jobs from the East Coast’s largest port.

Spot rates for shipping a container from China to the U.S. fell this week from the prior week, boding poorly for carriers’ general rate increase push next month and clouding the peak season outlook.

IBM and the Port Authority of Singapore are working to tap so-called Big Data to improve productivity and maritime safety at the major transshipment hub.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is calling for a national coalition to address a nationwide parking shortage for truck drivers, just another factor that has been contributing to rising transportation costs and ever-tightening capacity in the sector.