Carriers accepting record low rates on Asia-Europe routes while regularly trying to impose general rate increases are managing to irritate both customers with contractual arrangements and those using the spot market.

An employee-based trucking model backed by venture capital that was announced Monday in Los Angeles-Long Beach is expected to gain traction in harbor drayage, but it won’t dominate the industry any time soon.

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CEVA’s earnings were up almost a fifth in the first quarter higher air and ocean freight volumes and the benefits of a new business model offset significant exchange rate fluctuations

Container lines hoping to see freight rate increases supported by a significant rise in export orders will be disappointed by data emerging from the giant Canton Fair in Guangzhou as transaction volumes, numbers of visitors and value of deals were all down compared to last year’s event.

U.S. lawmakers won’t likely pass a long-term highway bill before the June deadline, but when they do, shippers and transportation providers should expect the nation’s freight network to get added attention.

Canadian trucking operator Manitoulin Group acquired Ridsdale Transport, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The acquisition makes Manitoulin the province’s largest transportation provider, the company said.

Eastbound trans-Pacific liner reliability has improved for the first time this year, but liner reliablity on the opposing direction fell to the lowest point since JOC.com began collecting SeaIntel data in August 2011.

European shipowners have appealed the European Parliament to change the European Commission's proposed EU port services regulation, notably by reincluding proposals to open up cargo-handling and passenger services to competition.

A change in truck driver hours-of-service rules and a slower-than-expected economy delivered additional “surge capacity” to shippers in the first quarter, Noël Perry said at the 2015 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, New Jersey, on Tuesday.

The cargo of the world’s largest retailer contributes to the slightly more than 200 twenty-foot-equivalent units hauled on the Kansas City Southern network weekly from the port of Lazaro Cardenas to its Houston area intermodal terminal

Freighter operator Cargolux has launched a new twice-weekly air service between Chicago and Zhengzhou, China.

Global air freight traffic rose 1.6 percent in March from year ago, down from a 12.2 percent surge in February that was skewed by the timing of the Chinese New Year and congestion at U.S. West Coast ports, the International Air Transportation Association reported.