The Ningbo container truck driver strike is escalating with trucks clogging the terminal gates and forwarders warning customers to expect missed sailings and a shortage of boxes as carriers divert some calls to Shanghai.

The acquisition of huge non-vessel owning China Container Line (CCL) in the first half by Li & Fung reaped


Container throughput at major state-owned ports in India expanded 5.3 percent year-over-year during April to July, the first four months of fiscal year 2014-15, according to preliminary figures released by the Indian Ports Association.

Shoes in a store
Containerized footwear imports into the United States plummeted in the first half of 2014, although the industry is optimistic sales will pick up in the second half of the year.

Thousands of containers of agricultural products heading to Russia are still on the water, in limbo until shippers can find new destinations for their goods.

A freight market that hasn’t “ramped down” this summer spells opportunity for Launch Logistics, the new third-party logistics subsidiary of shipping reseller Unishippers.

Ebola over map of Africa
Carriers and other transport companies are doing their best to dispel fears of spreading the deadly Ebola virus as shipping continues between the virus-stricken countries of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea and the rest of the world.

Yilport terminal in Sweden
With much of the attention of the international container shipping industry on gateway ports and congestion problems they’re experiencing in handling mega-ships, Turkish port operator Yilport Holding sees opportunity in short-sea and feeder operations.

CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container line in deployed capacity, plans to make a port on a French island in the Indian Ocean into a transshipment hub to serve markets in Africa, the company said in a statement.

Air and sea freight volumes in European east-west trade lanes have seen consecutive gains in recent months, but growth is expected to subside over the next six months, according to a new survey from the investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.

North American truckload and intermodal freight rates trended higher in July, when truck tonnage rose more sharply than expected, buoyed by industrial output, imports and automotive shipping.

International intermodal volume growth in North America in in July slowed from the month before, but the gains were still healthy, and a robust forecast for U.S. maritime imports for this month suggest the shipment of marine containers could kick into a higher gear.