Economy Watch

China’s container ports got off to a strong start in 2017.

Traffic began to take off in the second half of the year.

A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.

Strong consumer demand driving double-digit growth in imports.

US spot truckload rates jump as volumes rise 17 percent in the first week of March.

After a "tougher" than expected start to the year, Swift Transportation expects more from March.

IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh discusses the US and global economic outlook with a particular focus on the impact on container trade.

Pressure on truckload rates abates, at least temporarily, as demand remains moderate.

Much depends on the actions of President Donald Trump.

US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.