North America

North America

26 May 2015
Harbor drayage companies on the U.S. West Coast feared that a provision in the new International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract mandating longshore inspections of chassis would cause uncertainty and delays for truckers, but they didn’t imagine that it would happen so quickly.
26 May 2015
Vessel reliability in the trans-Pacific trades is beginning to improve now that West Coast labor issues have been resolved, but it still has a long way to go before it is acceptable, metrics provided by Seaintel Maritime Analysis and the Marine Exchange of Southern California show.
26 May 2015
Freight broker Total Quality Logistics added voice search technology to its Carrier Dashboard smartphone app, letting drivers talk, not type as they search for freight.
26 May 2015
It has become increasingly unlikely that the Export-Import Bank, the official export credit agency in the United States, will survive the 114th U.S. Congress.
26 May 2015
The truck leasing arm of Paccar plans gradual expansion across Australia as shippers and carriers replace the nation's aging heavy trucks and 'road train' tractors.
26 May 2015
Canadian containerized imports are slated to rise 4 percent this year compared to last year, according to World Trade Services, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
26 May 2015
When a routine maintenance dredging project at two key navigation spots on the Snake River in America’s Pacific Northwest finished in February, it was a welcome sign for commercial users of the waterway, part of the Columbia River system. But mixed messages from Washington on funding for other projects have shippers and transportation providers uneasy.
25 May 2015
If harbor trucking companies and marine terminal operators hope to survive in the cutthroat port environment, their numbers must be reduced. The industry needs fewer, larger, better-capitalized companies, according to a Southern California trucking executive.
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25 May 2015
Merchandise trade between Japan and the United States is expanding at a breakneck pace, as Japan’s exports and imports both charged ahead by more than 20 percent for the second straight month in April on a year-over-year basis.
23 May 2015
The two-month extension of legislation authorizing the Highway Trust Fund to continue supporting infrastructure projects across the country is a patch, not a fix, to much-needed highway and transit development, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.