North America

North America

30 Oct 2014
Shippers’ hunger to move more loads from the highway to the rails is growing as they see more signs of tightening truck capacity, and resulting higher rates, C.H. Robinson said yesterday.
Image shows three container ships in San Pedro Bay on Oct. 27. Source: Marine Exchange of Southern California.
27 Oct 2014
Eleven container ships were anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Sunday, the most waiting at one time in San Pedro Bay in two years, as gridlock persisted at the largest container gateway in the Americas.
27 Oct 2014
Strong industrial production and manufacturing output mean 'Happy Days' for LTL carriers, despite numerous challenges, the CEO of largest privately owned LTL carrier says.
27 Oct 2014
Swift Transportation's revenue rises, profit soars as freight volumes leave largest U.S. truckload carrier 'overbooked' in the third quarter, even with additional tractor-trailers.
27 Oct 2014
A higher surcharge on westbound-moving overweight containers imposed by Union Pacific Railroad this month is drawing fire from Midwest agriculture exporters.
27 Oct 2014
North Carolina grain exporter C.A. Perry & Son has become the first shipper to use Quick180’s new "Plus" service to guarantee export loads to truckers dropping empty import boxes at the company's plants.
Railroad crossing
27 Oct 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.
Bill Mongelluzzo video
27 Oct 2014
Video of veteran JOC West Coast Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo describing congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the many factors causing it.
26 Oct 2014
Matson Navigation is dropping its fuel surcharge on its Hawaii and Guam services to reflect the decline in bunker fuel prices.
Containers
25 Oct 2014
Importers and exporters can mitigate supply chain disruptions, such as the terrible congestion in Los Angeles-Long Beach, but their planning must begin months in advance, attendees at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference were told Friday.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.