As Mexico’s manufacturing output has increased steadily over the last decade, so has the throughput of its major ports along the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean. Mexico in 2014 handled more than 5.7 million 20-foot-equivalent container units, 10 times more than it handled in the first full year of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1995. To keep pace with that growth, Mexico’s federal government in April announced it is investing $5 billion in its ports.
24 Apr 2015
The Hub Group expects intermodal rail service to keep improving throughout the year but doesn’t expect a return to mid-2013 service levels until at least 2016.
23 Apr 2015
U.S. intermodal volume last week hit the second-highest point ever, potentially signalling an acceleration of cargo backlogged at U.S. West Coast ports moving inland.
20 Apr 2015
The Mexican government is pumping $5 billion — more than 77 billion pesos — into its network of 117 ports, as the country’s rising middle class demands more imports and Mexico rises as a regional manufacturing powerhouse.
10 Apr 2015
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to join a Teamster-led lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's decision to allow Mexican carriers to apply for U.S. authority.
07 Apr 2015
Trans-Atlantic shippers in February experienced the worst service in three years, according to SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.
01 Apr 2015
2M Alliance partners Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. have added a fourth westbound trans-Atlantic service as part of a global revamping of their east-west routes.
30 Mar 2015
Two road trips 50 years apart reveal how far Mexico has come — and hasn’t — in its development as a trade giant.
17 Mar 2015
Even if the Teamsters fail to overturn a recent federal decision to allow Mexican motor carriers to haul loads past the border region, the impact of the new program may be negligible anyway.
17 Mar 2015
Three carrier alliances are launching Asia-U.S. East Coast services that will increase capacity on the route by 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
16 Mar 2015
Mexico’s recent expansion of its ban on U.S. poultry after authorities confirmed a case of bird flu in Arkansas is the latest blow to exporters whose containerized shipments have steadily fallen since China and South Korea imposed their own bans months ago.