North America

North America

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 on 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.
24 Oct 2014
Shippers and their logistics and transportation providers must collaborate, and not simply negotiate, if they hope to resolve a host of supply chain problems, starting with equipment, personnel and capacity shortages.
24 Oct 2014
Union Pacific Railroad said the  “opportunity pipeline” of domestic intermodal isn’t showing any signs of losin
24 Oct 2014
Sensing an opportunity from the woes of Southern California, Oakland says it should be considered an attractive port for diversions from Los Angeles-Long Beach.
24 Oct 2014
A senior executive of XPO Logistics, one of the largest and fastest growing U.S. third-party logistics providers, says the company sees potential in driverless trucks and is closely following advancements in the technology.
24 Oct 2014
The Hub Group said poor U.S. rail service, chassis shortages and inadequate gate reservations at Union Pacific Railroad terminals cost it intermodal volume in the third quarter and doesn't expect rail service improvement until the spring of 2015.
24 Oct 2014
Kansas City Southern Railway is talking with ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners about diverting shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from congestion-wracked Los Angeles-Long Beach to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 24
24 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Con-way Freight
24 Oct 2014
The cost of boosting truck driver pay at Con-way Freight will be passed along to shippers starting Oct. 27 in the form of an across-the-board general rate increase, the company said today.
24 Oct 2014
While the Port of Tacoma reported year-over-year growth in container volumes in September, Seattle suffered another month of double-digit volume decline.