Dockworkers at the Port of Portland, Ore. shut down the port’s only container terminal on Tuesday to protest the firing of some longshoremen last week.

Norfolk Southern in the snow
Railroads and trucking companies said shipping delays would be unavoidable Tuesday in the wake of severe winter weather that dropped as much as 2 feet of snow in some corners of the Northeast.

Norfolk Southern Railway said poor network velocity cost it some domestic intermodal volume in the fourth quarter, but the railroad said overall service has turned a corner, allowing it to better handle expected domestic and international intermodal traffic growth this year.

Leading container shipping groups are under fire from a safe shipbreaking campaign group for continuing to send vessels to "sub-standard" beach demolition yards on the Indian sub-continent.

United Arab Shipping Co. has ordered 2,000 reefer containers as it prepares to expand into the South American liner trades.

Congestion on the West Coast, which has led to delays of one to three weeks on nearly all trans-Pacific services, has led carriers to inject significant additional tonnage into the trans-Pacific to maintain a semblance of schedule reliability, Alphaliner said.

Gati Ltd., India’s leading express distribution and supply chain solutions provider, on Tuesday said the growth of e-commerce helped increase net earnings by 60 percent in its third fiscal quarter, which ended on Dec. 31.

In a sea change in Asia-Pacific trade among the world’s three largest economies, the United States retained its status as Japan’s biggest export market for the second year in a row in 2014, edging out China.

HONG KONG — Air freight on the Asia-North America trade is riding a tailwind that filled freighters and bellies in the la


China is the main battleground for the world’s four mega shipping alliances, that collectively depart from 10 mainland ports every week to North Europe in 74 weekly voyages, according to Drewry Maritime Research.

Associations representing truckers and motorists joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in asking the new Congress for a federal fuels tax hike to replenish the U.S. Highway Trust Fund before funding runs out May 31.

As the service contracting season in the eastbound trans-Pacific gears up, internal tensions within many large shipper organizations between a procurement and a logistics mentality will once again play out as contracts totaling billions of dollars are negotiated and signed between now and May 1. But procurement is slowly losing out.