North America

05 May 2016
Georgia is the first U.S. port authority to take this approach. The authority’s incoming port director Griff Lynch made it clear Thursday that the port authority did not intend to offer a container weighing service to shippers — as its competitor, the Port of Charleston, has done — nor will the port of Savannah offer services on a contingency basis — as officials in Baltimore have done.
03 May 2016
“The rails have taken a hands-off attitude when it comes to SOLAS, which, after all, is a maritime issue,” Larry Gross, a senior transportation analyst at FTR Associates, told JOC.com Tuesday.
03 May 2016
In the U.S., the spring of 2016 isn’t a bad time to be a shipper. Sure, there’s the SOLAS problem, but soft demand combined with excess capacity on land and sea and low fuel costs is pushing down transportation costs and giving shippers more bargaining power in annual contract bids, whether in the trans-Pacific maritime trade or U.S. domestic truck lanes.
02 May 2016
Marine highways, or container transport via inland and coastal waterways, have had a rough go in the United States, but the U.S. Maritime Administration says it has learned from missteps.
01 May 2016
U.S. shippers expect to ramp up their conversion of freight from truck to intermodal rail to the highest level in a year and a half, according to a new survey.
26 Apr 2016
A sharp turnaround in industrial real estate activity around the Savannah port underscores the white-hot demand nationally for logistics properties as well as shippers putting in place long-term plans to use Southeast versus West Coast ports to access the regional market.
26 Apr 2016
Yildirim Holding is mulling investment in U.S. ports as the Turkish transport and industrial conglomerate pursues its bid to become a top 10 global terminal operator.
25 Apr 2016
A mobile phone app developed by an Oakland trucker to make it easier to exchange empty equipment outside of the harbor can potentially reduce congestion at the port’s marine terminal gates, the designer of the product stated.
24 Apr 2016
A strong surge in dedicated trucking business helped balance falling fuel surcharges for Marten Transport in the first quarter. The trucker bucked trends and increased revenue.
22 Apr 2016
The onset of new resin production in the Gulf Coast region will be good news for Gulf Winds International. The Houston-based distribution company expects booming petrochemical plant construction in the region to lead to a surge in containerized exports and transloading.
22 Apr 2016
Diversification, an acquisition and a change in its dimensional weight factor in its expedited less-than-truckload business helped drive first-quarter revenue and profit higher at Forward Air.