Economy Watch

Strong US retail restocking after an even better-than-expected holiday season will send a surge of container imports through ports in January.

Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."

US containerized imports stayed on an upward trend in 2016 despite strong headwinds.


The US toy trade continues to feel the force of demand powered by the Star Wars films.

Maersk Line thinks Brazil’s shipping industry is in store for some Christmas cheer.

Indices measuring trucking demand, pricing, and tonnage fell again in October, but decelerating declines are raising motor carriers’ hopes that the market has reached the bottom of the trough.

Demand for US agricultural products in overseas markets is negating the impact of the strong dollar and less-than-robust growth in Asian economies.

Higher spot-market truck rates and volumes are pushing up the DAT Freight Index at a point in the year when it traditionally would fall.

Earnings at India’s leading transportation and logistics services providers took a hit in the second fiscal quarter, but there are signs of recovery.

Was October's truckload spot market spike an atypical surge or sign of increased underlying demand?