North America

North America

28 Aug 2015
South Florida ports are readying themselves for gale force winds and a downpour of rain as Tropical Storm Erika prepares to make landfall in the Sunshine State this Monday.
28 Aug 2015
Just days before trans-Pacific ocean carriers aim to implement aggressive general rate increases on eastbound services to North America, average spot rates from Shanghai to the U.S. hit their lowest level in almost four years.
28 Aug 2015
Demand for transportation and warehouse workers remained strong in June, as the economy grew faster than expected. U.S. data show employers kept more of the workers they hired as well.
28 Aug 2015
The California Trucking Association tied its support of truck appointments at Los Angeles-Long Beach container terminals to creation of port-wide metrics to gauge the appointments’ effectiveness.
28 Aug 2015
The return of company founder C.L. Werner as chairman and CEO will help the fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier map a long-term route, as president and COO Derek Leathers is groomed for a bigger role.
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28 Aug 2015
When China devalued its currency in mid-August after a 10-year run-up against the dollar, the People’s Bank of China described the move as a natural step toward the creation of a market dominated Chinese exchange rate. No one in the market — not importers, exporters, manufacturers, investors or analysts — bought the message. Global stocks and commodity markets sold off at an astonishing rate, triggered by fears that China could launch a prolonged currency war that would boost its own exports at the expense of those it buys from, including the U.S.
27 Aug 2015
The brewer of Budweiser is greening its St. Louis-based truck fleet, replacing diesel models with CNG-powered tractors that will haul 31 million cases of beer this fall. The fleet conversion is part of a long-term plan to cut logistics-related carbon emissions 15 percent by 2017.
27 Aug 2015
Mixed economic messages and political uncertainty put shippers and truckers on a bumpy road in the second half of 2015, speakers said during a JOC webinar. Although truck capacity is "relatively abundant" and fuel is cheap, truck rates are still rising, and shippers are eyeing new safety rules that could tighten truck capacity. It all depends on the economy.
27 Aug 2015
Operations at ports on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were shut down Thursday as the eastern Caribbean awaited the arrival of tropical storm Erika.
27 Aug 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard said that “out of an abundance of caution,” it will monitor arriving ships and containers that were in Tianjin when the Chinese port was rocked by explosions earlier on Aug. 12
26 Aug 2015
Lower fuel prices are putting more trucks on the road, helping to keep a cap on spot market truck rates, DAT Solutions said. Van rates dropped in the last week, while refrigerated and flatbed rates remained the same.