Port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro will be the first container port to benefit from Brazil’s $1.28 billion dredging program.

As manufacturers grapple with deciding about whether to move to the cloud, some executives are wondering if such a move could make a difference in making accurate decisions about how much, if any, of their manufacturing should be brought back to the U.S. — or, in the case of Japanese and European companies, to their respective homelands.

Indian dockworker unions have tentatively agreed to defer a nationwide indefinite strike that was to begin March 9 by a week, setting the stage for negotiations between the stakeholders to reach a settlement.

Brazilian truck drivers rolled back many road blockades this week after President Dilma Rousseff signed a "trucker's bill" aimed at resolving some long-standing truck driver grievances. However, trucker protests continue at a diminished level in parts of the country, according to news reports, cutting into truck traffic at a key Brazilian port for soybean exports.

Port of Manzanillo, Mexico
Despite ongoing congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, don’t expect Mexican ports to become major gateways for U.S.-bound cargo anytime soon, Transplace CEO Thomas Sanderson said Tuesday.

The tentative agreement between West Coast longshore workers and terminal operators is already affecting truck pricing, with spot market dry van rates from Los Angeles rising 4 cents to $1.92 per mile on average in the week that ended Feb. 28, according to DAT Solutions.

Cargomatic, the company driving the "Uberization" of local trucking in Southern California, wants to use its technology to break the massive container logjam at West Coast ports. The "Silicon Beach" tech company is offering a free-flow program designed to get ocean containers stacked up in port terminals on trucks and moving inland more quickly.

Gate operations resumed Thursday morning at the South Shore of Burrard Inlet at Port Metro Vancouver, with the exception of the Centerm container terminal after a four-alarm chemical fire closed the facilities Wednesday.

Soren Skou Maersk Line CEO
In a one-on-one conversation with Peter Tirschwell, Chief Content Officer, JOC, at TPM 2015, Skou offers his views of the state of the market, outlook for 2015 and vision for the industry.

LONG BEACH, California—Despite the perception that specialized reefer carriers are bleeding market share to containerized


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $134.5 million contract for deepening the Port of Savannah’s outer harbor channel 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

Toll Global Forwarding CEO Paul Coutts has drawn a parallel between the Japan Post acquisition of Australia’s Toll Holdings last week and the Deutsche Post takeovers that turned DHL into a global giant, giving an insight into the bold ambitions of the Melbourne-based logistics operator.