Toy importers are feeling the impact of congestion and delays at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

A summer of strong freight demand drove revenue up 8 percent at Werner Enterprises, which won "sustainable" rate increases from shippers and raised driver pay.

The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project, but the debate over cross-border trucking with Mexico is far from finished.

CMA CGM
With reefer volumes surging, the world's third-largest carrier says it bought new refrigerated containers as part of a larger effort to handle 1 million reefer TEUs annually by 2015

A container terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia in Eastern Canada is unlikely to be built because of poor rail connections and a slow recovery in container shipping, a prominent Canada shipping authority said this week.

North Sea Route
Shipowners operating in the Arctic and the Antarctic caught a glimpse of the first set of international regulations on the trade today, the first full draft of laws aimed at reeling in the shipping's Wild West.

Guangdong Province in south China is working in several ways to improve its port competitiveness, by encouraging collaboration among Pearl River Delta container terminals, easing customs rules and establishing more robust rail and waterborne connections into the interior, said Liu Xiaohua, Vice Director, Guangdong Provincial Transportation Department.

The CKYHE Alliance said today it would expand its coverage once again — this time opening up the scope of the alliance's trade loops to the United States.

Ships lined up at the Port of Long Beach. Source: @sbogucki12
In a reminder of the parking lot that the San Pedro Bay became during the 2002 lockout by the Pacific Maritime Association of ILWU workers, container ships are backed up once again off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting for days for a berth as gridlock descends on the largest port complex in the Americas.

Emissions Map
The largest group of carriers in the trans-Pacific trade lane today unveiled a revised low-sulfur surcharge meant to tackle the costs associated with switching to the fuel in emissions control areas in North America on Jan. 1.

UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.

Panalpina’s ocean freight traffic increased by 9 percent in the third quarter, more than twice the market growth, but profit shrunk due to pressure on margins and adverse currency movements.

Air cargo terminals in the Asian hubs of Shanghai and Hong Kong have reported another strong month, with the annual throughput shaping up to be the best in years.