A strong yen, lower fuel prices and growing competition took a toll on revenue at Japan Airlines in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

Japan’s three largest container warned of even worse financials than originally expected after reporting deep losses thanks to overcapacity.

Global Ship Lease attributed its strong financial position to its independence from the spot charter market.
Global Ship Lease said it is well positioned to acquire more vessels.

While general freight demand has taken a hit, premium services offered by International Airlines Group are growing on a tonnage basis.

As overcapacity and weak demand continue to plague the global transportation industry across modes, competition for cargo has only intensified.


Spot rates will end the month of July almost where they began after another big bounce.


Protracted and difficult labor negotiations in late 2014 and early 2015 that resulted in costly congestion and delays on the U.S. West Coast has put labor relations at the top of shippers' minds.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will call delegates to San Francisco to consider a vote on early contract talks.


Nagano served in public relations for the Port of Los Angeles for more than 30 years.


The opening of the first bathroom solely for female truck drivers in one of the busiest terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey this month has highlighted the growing numbers of women drivers in drayage, which could prove vital to ameliorating the driver shortages plaguing the industry.

Truckload revenue per load was down 15 percent in the second quarter at Echo Global Logistics, but mergers and acquisitions kept the company in the black overall.
The acquisition of Command Transportation last year is helping Echo Global Logistics gain truckload brokerage market share.

Shippers and railroads disagree about the merits of a new proposal from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over so-called “reciprocal” or “competitive” switching.