North America

North America

28 Feb 2015
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would establish national hiring standards for shippers, brokers and other parties contracting or using trucking companies.
Home Depot store in New Jersey
24 Feb 2015
Retailer Home Depot said its import shipments have been delayed by West Coast port delays, but that it has been able to adjust its supply chain to keep stores supplied.
distribution center
24 Feb 2015
Annual costs to operate a hypothetical 500,000-square-foot distribution center with 150 employees could range from $11.3 million to $15 million among U.S. cities surveyed by a national site-selection company.
maritime law concept
24 Feb 2015
Shippers can better avoid getting hit with higher costs from unscrupulous ocean carriers by insuring contracts don’t allow carriers to hike drayage and other costs just because port congestion pushes up delivery rates, possibly triggering demurrage charges, especially on door delivery shipments, a maritime attorney said.
24 Feb 2015
Canadian National Railway late Monday night withdrew its threat to lockout 4,800 union members after the railroad reached a tentative labor agreement with Unifor.
24 Feb 2015
Los Angeles-Long Beach will always be a vital U.S. gateway, but the nine-month labor dispute that helped bring West Coast ports to the brink of being shutdown is making shippers and industry analysts take a hard look at the trans-Pacific supply chain.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors check container at Port of Baltimore.
23 Feb 2015
A looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security could put U.S. international trade, not just national security, at risk, President Obama warned Monday, though in reality trade at ports of entry will not be delayed even in the event of a DHS shutdown.
Port of Los Angeles
23 Feb 2015
After months of bitter negotiations, and with a tentative waterfront contract that is barely three days old, Southern California political, labor and management leaders on Monday said they will focus now on returning the largest U.S. port complex to normal operations.
Union Pacific in Alameda Corridor
23 Feb 2015
With U.S. West Coast ports on the road to restoring productivity, the two Western railroads are taking steps to handle an expected increase in international intermodal traffic.
23 Feb 2015
Transportation company spending on equipment helped boost an equipment financing index to three-year high in February despite lower equipment spending in the energy field.
23 Feb 2015
The five largest U.S. border crossings by truck increased truck volume 4 percent in 2014, with Laredo, the largest truck crossing point, processing 5.5 percent more trucks than in 2014.