Trucking companies may have eased back on the pricing pedal for a few months as the economy hit a soft patch, but they’re likely to regain some traction and exert more pressure in the coming year as the economy expands and capacity tightens.
Log-In Logistica Intermodal will spend $5.2 million to upgrade and expand the fleet of containers used in South America's coastal trade and to carry goods to Manaus on the Amazon River.
As the container trade from Asia to the Middle East grows, Saudi Arabia is expanding the container-handling capacity of its ports, opening a new terminal at Dammam this spring.
Canadian National Railway is working to replicate the success it’s had at Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert in the warmer waters of Mobile, Alabama.
All sectors of the Southern California transportation community are confident that they will handle the spike in container volume this peak season, but longer-term challenges with big ships, carrier alliances, truck turn times and rail performance remain a concern.
Canadian LTL and parcel operator Dicom is expanding in the U.S., completing its fourth acquisition in less than a year this week with the purchase of Extra Express in Los Angeles. The parcel and freight carrier seeks a bigger share of the final-mile transportation market on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border.
SeaLand has said that it will no longer accept any form of the chemical compound calcium hypochlorite and any shipments currently loaded or awaiting transshipment would be offered alternative solutions.
The government of India wants the country to begin manufacturing shipping containers itself as India tries to reform its transportation sector to make it more alluring for manufacturers.
Winds in excess of 60 miles per hour at the Port of Cape Town have led to delays in berthing vessels for the better part of a week.
Embraport in the Port of Santos has seen its prospects improve with the addition of regular rail service, adding a new dynamic to the lively competition for container traffic taking place in the country.