North America

Cass Freight Index through June 2014
09 Jul 2014
Five straight months of growth have pushed North American freight shipments to a height not seen since the beginning of the recession, according to the Cass Freight Index.
07 Jul 2014
A threat by the Teamsters union to launch a strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got off to a slow start today as truck drivers were passing out informational flyers in the harbor, but were not setting up picket lines.
The 12,500-TEU MSC Fabiola broke records when it first called at California ports in 2012.
07 Jul 2014
West Coast ports will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances.
07 Jul 2014
One of North America’s largest trucking operators grew a little more last week, as TransForce officially finalized the acquisition of Transport America, Inc.
Chassis
07 Jul 2014
For five years now, cargo interests and truckers have been adjusting to a new environment in which shipping lines no longer provide chassis, yet the transition period still has a few years to go before the trade adopts a new model or models, according to an industry expert.
06 Jul 2014
With no contract in place and a tradition of bucking its leadership to make a point, Southern California members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union may choose to honor Teamsters’ pickets on July 7 despite a pledge by its leadership in San Francisco that “cargo will keep moving” on the U.S. West Coast.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
05 Jul 2014
A decade into CAFTA-DR, the labor rights issue continues to cast a dark shadow over foreign-owned, low-wage manufacturing plants, especially in Guatemala.
04 Jul 2014
Hurricane Arthur appears to have had little impact on the U.S.
A Wal-Mart store in Canada.
04 Jul 2014
Wal-Mart Canada has purchased two privately held Canadian logistics firms.
Spot rates from Shanghai to Northern Europe rose to $1,416 per 20-foot container this week.
04 Jul 2014
Spot rates from Asia to Europe increased this week after several weeks of decline.

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