North America

North America

18 Apr 2015
Schedule reliability for the core east-west trade lanes hit a five-month peak in March, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
16 Apr 2015
A U.S. senator is asking Congress’s watchdog to study the labor-related disruption at U.S. West Coast ports, the latest sign of Congress getting more involved in curbing marine terminal congestion that threatens the nation’s economic growth.
16 Apr 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Chinese exports by value to Hong Kong, its second-largest trading partner, fell 6.5 percent year-over-year, while outbound shipments to Japan, China’s third-biggest receive of its exports, slipped 0.4 percent in the same period, according to statistics from Global Trade Information Systems, a sister company of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
16 Apr 2015
Canadian National Railway on Thursday announced plans to invest US$400 million into infrastructure improvements in its Western Canada feeder rail lines.
16 Apr 2015
U.S. maritime regulators have approved an agreement allowing terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast to work with shipping lines, trucking companies and railroads to tackle congestion.
16 Apr 2015
U.S. exports of logs and lumber via ocean container declined year-over-year in January for the fourth consecutive month, partly because of declining demand from China and unfavorable exchange rates.
16 Apr 2015
A resurgent economy kick-started the revenue engines of the largest U.S. trucking companies in 2014, fueling the most rapid growth those big freight haulers have seen in three years.
Port of Tacoma
16 Apr 2015
The Seaport Alliance should begin to take shape later this summer after it goes through the Federal Maritime Commission review process. Kurt Beckett, Port of Seattle deputy CEO, said the ports by early May will complete the draft document that will detail how the Seaport Alliance will function.
15 Apr 2015
Shippers’ frustration with West Coast port congestion might end up delivering more international intermodal volume growth to CSX Transportation over the coming years, but clogged marine terminals on the opposing coast dragged its total intermodal traffic growth to a crawl in the first quarter.
15 Apr 2015
The truck driver shortage was supposed to push freight from the highways to intermodal rail, but now that shortage may be the biggest threat to intermodal growth. Drayage truck drivers are increasingly hard to find, and that hurts intermodal service even when trains run on time, speakers at the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference said.
15 Apr 2015
It’s not clear whether Scott’s meeting tipped the scales for the Port of Jacksonville or Nestle USA had planned the cargo shift for some time — but the announcement fit in well with the governor’s highly publicized and controversial visit to California.