North America

North America

01 Aug 2014
At times, there can be such a thing as too much freight. When total shipments per day at YRC Freight rose 4.8 percent in the second quarter, and freight tonnage was up 5.9 percent year-over-year, the increase meant more hiring, more handling and higher operating costs.
01 Aug 2014
Major Japanese international freight forwarder Yusen Logistics Co.
The JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index climbed 0.2 percentage points to 97.4 last month.
01 Aug 2014
The JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index rose for the fifth straight month in July, driven by steady improvement in the U.S. economy, stronger industrial output and freight demand.
chicken farm
01 Aug 2014
Despite a loss at the World Trade Organization last fall, China isn’t prepared to give in on a dispute over U.S. poultry that has exposed U.S. producers to steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties in what was once their largest overseas market.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for August 1
01 Aug 2014
Several container lines announced this week general rate increases for the month of September.
First Half in Review
01 Aug 2014
The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that JOC.com will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.
01 Aug 2014
Hawaii-focused Matson remains interested in entering the Alaska market if one of the two Jones Act carriers in that trade decides to sell.
Artist’s rendition of one of Matson’s planned Aloha Class vessels.
01 Aug 2014
Jones Act carrier Matson posed slight declines in second-quarter net profit and operating income but said it expects its operating results in the second half of 2014 to show improvement from a year ago.
SCFI: Shanghai to Northern Europe
01 Aug 2014
August general rate increases have given a boost to spot rates on all of the major lanes this week.
road construction
01 Aug 2014
U.S. federal dollars to states for highway construction will keep flowing through May now that Congress approved a bill just hours before the main engine of such funding would have expired.
Ship engine telegraph pointing to ahead slow.
01 Aug 2014
Diversions from the West Coast to avoid longshore labor negotiations are creating delays of up to two to three weeks for some ocean cargo moving from Asia to the U.S. East Coast, according to a freight forwarder.