North America

North America

18 Dec 2014
U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic ports see the thawing of Cold War restrictions on United States trade with Cuba trade as a potential new market — or a revival of an old one.
16 Dec 2014
Container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey will close on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but will be open for regular hours on Friday, Dec. 26.
16 Dec 2014
U.S. intermodal trains on average are moving faster, but they still have a ways to go before delivering the level of service shippers had come to expect before last winter.
16 Dec 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is already the largest carrier of U.S. containerized exports and the largest overall carrier in the U.S. market. Now it’s about to add the title of largest carrier in the import market, solidifying its dominance of the U.S. market.
15 Dec 2014
In a give-and-take effort that may push contract negotiations forward, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is waiting for the Pacific Maritime Association to respond to its comments on the latest offer from U.S. West Coast employers.
15 Dec 2014
Port of Virginia container volume grew 8.2 percent year-over-year in November, continuing the port's 11-month streak of year-over-year gains even as the peak shipping season wanes.
15 Dec 2014
Sea Star Line, said it plans early next year to add a weekly container barge service to the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico service it now operates with two self-propelled roll-on, roll-off ships.
15 Dec 2014
Encouraged by strong manufacturing activity and freight demand, less-than-truckload carriers are raising their non-contract and contract rates. Old Dominion Freight Line is the latest LTL carrier to issue an average general rate increase of 4.5 percent effective Jan. 5.
KCS auto train
15 Dec 2014
The Mexican Congress is expected to approval legislation this afternoon that would protect concessions held by the country’s three largest railroads and create a rail regulatory agency.
15 Dec 2014
Relocation of manufacturing to the U.S. has increased in recent years but doesn’t appear to be growing faster than manufactured imports, management consulting firm A.T. Kearney says in a report on reshoring.
15 Dec 2014
Sixty-six percent of U.S. shippers surveyed by JOC.com say they plan to ship less cargo through the U.S. West Coast next year because of ongoing congestion and delays, suggesting that ports from Long Beach to Seattle could lose market share just as they did after a 10-day work stoppage in 2002.