North America

North America

Truck gates at Maher Terminals in Port of New York and New Jersey
21 Jul 2014
When ports are hit with severe winter weather, chassis shortages, intermodal rail delays or an unexpected spike in container volume, life can be difficult for harbor truckers. When all of those factors converge at the same time, as they did this year, life is downright miserable in the drayage industry.
18 Jul 2014
After seeing “substandard” intermodal rail service cut its container utilization in the second quarter, the Hub Group expects gradual service improvement from its main partners...
Diesel
18 Jul 2014
Trucking interests in Southern California were urged this week to lobby for a delay in the inclusion of transportation fuels under the state’s cap and trade law...
Ever Lambent at the Port of Los Angeles
17 Jul 2014
A surge of imports through Los Angeles-Long Beach in June caught transportation providers by surprise, and helps explain why the ports had problems with terminal congestion and capacity shortages in both the rail and drayage trucking sectors.
The spot rate from New York to Rotterdam sat at $1,307 this week, down 19.7 percent year-over-year.
17 Jul 2014
Spot rates from Shanghai to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, eroded this week, losing 35 percent of the gains it garnered in the last two weeks.
Top 40 container lines in U.S. import trade in the first quarter of 2014
17 Jul 2014
First-quarter 2014 numbers are in for the U.S. containerized ocean trade, with year-over-year results essentially flat.
Port Everglades' new intermodal transfer facility.
17 Jul 2014
Port Everglades’ new intermodal transfer facility is up and running, and officials are hoping it will keep the Florida port competitive with other destinations in the Southeast.
Port of Los Angeles
17 Jul 2014
The impact of importers’ contingency plans to avoid any West Coast labor disruptions tied to International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract talks are showing up in second-quarter import volumes.
16 Jul 2014
Marten Transport provided evidence this week that tightening truck capacity is leading to higher contract truck rates.
CSX
16 Jul 2014
CSX Transportation said service, encompassing both intermodal and carload services, has normalized after a surge of freight but admitted it is working to restore service to a “level customers have come to expect” by adding locomotives and train crews and building track capacity.
16 Jul 2014
States are being urged to review their permitting processes for oversized truck shipments following an accident last year that led to an interstate bridge collapse.