Maersk Line is in early talks with Asian shipbuilders for an order of up to 10 container ships that would have capacities of up to 20,000 twenty-foot-equivalents, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Long Beach port of the future will be a “smart port,” as described the its new chief executive, that uses technology to link all supply chain participants in a unified effort to increase cargo velocity, and an “energy island” that is a self-sustaining generator of clean energies.

When it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court.

A dramatic drop in U.S. oil and fuel prices is proving a temporary salve for shippers pinched by rising transportation costs. The relief is only be temporary, analysts warn.

Higher rates, better utilization, more drivers and new holiday business meant more revenue and profit for Covenant Transportation in 2014.

The Pacific Maritime Association on Friday released detailed accounts of the dramatic drop in longshore productivity at West Coast ports that began in late October and continues to contribute to stifling port congestion.

Kansas City Southern Railway’s intermodal traffic increased 8 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, despite congestion from other U.S. railroads and cross-border diversions that cost it some volume.

UPS is considering "new pricing strategies," including targeted peak-season surcharge prices, after spending $200 million more than expected to deliver packages this holiday season.

Canadian National Railway turned down a request by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to extend the current conciliation process by 60 days, saying additional time isn’t required to reach an agreement.

Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014


Blue Dart Express is denying that its parent DHL Express Singapore Pte. Ltd. is negotiating to sell its holdings in the Indian subsidiary to U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.

An Asia food inspection specialist has highlighted the enormous task facing China in improving its quality controls as the fragmented food production industry regularly generates high profile scandals