North America

North America

28 May 2015
Electronically tethered convoys may be on the horizon. A U.S. study looks at linking trucks via vehicle-to-vehicle technologies that control speed and braking for safer, more efficient transportation.
28 May 2015
The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth for the second consecutive month in April, another potential sign of the staying power of cargo diversions from the U.S. West Coast, now months after the congestion crisis has ended.
28 May 2015
An ambitious plan to rebuild Rhode Island's crumbling bridges using up to $700 million in truck tolls came under fire by the American Trucking Associations, which wants to stop the smallest state in the U.S. from setting a big precedent.
28 May 2015
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources.
28 May 2015
The Journal of Commerce's annual Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters ranking begins with data from PIERS, a sister product of the JOC within IHS Maritime & Trade, and is enhanced by information gathered from other industry sources.
Panama Canal transit
28 May 2015
The expansion of the Panama Canal early next year will make an enormous quantity of container ship tonnage available for services that transit the canal, wiping away current capacity restrictions that restrict usage to only small and inefficient ships by today’s standards.
28 May 2015
Canada will not require domestic shipowners operating on the Great Lakes to equip their ships with costly ballast treatment systems until effective technology exists, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said last week.
ILA workers in Port of Oakland
27 May 2015
Truckers in Northern California Wednesday reported sporadic incidents of mandatory International Longshore and Warehouse Union inspections of trucker-controlled chassis at the Port of Oakland, but the ILWU international headquarters apparently has not yet issued a coastwide mandate on chassis inspections since the new waterfront contract was ratified on Friday.
27 May 2015
Despite an uncertain economy, cross-border truck rates between the U.S. and Canada are rising, driving up overall trucking costs for Canadian shippers, Nulogx says. Currency fluctations and the need to secure capacity likely play a part in the price hikes.
27 May 2015
U.S. shippers’ expectations for freight growth has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly five years, according to a recent survey.
27 May 2015
Construction has begun on the second of two liquefied natural gas-fueled ships that Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered for the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.