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.

A Port Metro Vancouver terminal closed Wednesday afternoon after a four-alarm chemical fire started in one container and spread to others.

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A conversation with Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou at TPM 2015

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.

The idle container ship fleet has increased over the past two weeks and likely will continue to grow as a steady stream of new vessels is delivered, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.

The port of Rotterdam Authority’s revenue rose in 2014 on increased activity in Europe’s largest container hub, but profits were reduced by higher interest charges linked to record investments in new facilities.

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported a 6 percent growth in net profit in 2014, driven by solid revenue increases in its international expansion.

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While the growth pace of overall U.S. trade is slowing, perishables trade expansion is “significantly faster,” World City President Ken Roberts said at the JOC's 15th annual TPM Conference.

The West Coast port crisis inflicted severe pain on North American agricultural exporters, but there’s little chance of them diverting cargo to other ports like some of their retail counterparts.