North America

Heartland Express trucks
24 Apr 2014
Heartland Express passed the first major mile marker on its route to becoming a billion-dollar truckload operator this year, increasing first-quarter revenue 67.2 percent from a year ago to $224.5 million. Much of that additional cash comes from freshly acquired Gordon Trucking.
24 Apr 2014
The Port of Virginia has set a schedule for an appointment system aimed at improving truck turn times at Norfolk International Terminals.
Canadian and U.S. flags
24 Apr 2014
CHICAGO — The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. yesterday said the United States should use all of its harbor maintenance taxes for U.S. port work and shouldn’t impose a fee on U.S.-bound container coming through Mexican and Canadian ports.
Drewry Container Rate Benchmark, April 23, 2014.
23 Apr 2014
The Drewry benchmark rate for shipping from Hong Kong to Los Angeles declined this week after two consecutive weeks with no negative movement.
23 Apr 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway said it is increasing its domestic intermodal volume at a pace that by the end of the year will more than offset the loss of three container line contracts.
23 Apr 2014
A bitter dispute over hiring of International Longshoremen’s Association dockworkers at the Port of New York and New Jersey has flared up again.
23 Apr 2014
The Port of Houston Authority has received a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft permit for deepening the port’s Bayport terminal channel, and it said it expects soon to receive a similar permit for its Barbours Cut terminal.
23 Apr 2014
Truck tonnage increased 3.1 percent in March from a year ago — the largest annualized gain this year — and 0.6 percent from February, as trucking companies and shippers recovered from disruptions caused by severe winter weather, the American Trucking Associations said.
The DAT U.S. national average dry van spot market rate is down four cents from its first-quarter high.
23 Apr 2014
Dry van truckload rates on the spot market are dropping from first-quarter highs, but shippers could see rates climb higher as freight demand rises this spring, DAT Solutions warns.
23 Apr 2014
A Baltimore jury will hear dueling assault complaints stemming from a fight between two International Longshoremen’s Association officials whose local union is in a contract negotiations standoff with port employers.
Car parts: gears
23 Apr 2014
In the mature and stable, some would say boring, trans-Atlantic trade, one category of containerized shipments is booming. The volume growth of U.S. auto exports and auto parts imports ranks first among the top five commodities shipped.

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