North America

North America

29 Jun 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Monday that bills before Congress seeking to avoid lengthy negotiations marked by slowdowns and employer retaliation that recently plagued West Coast ports aren’t the answer.
25 Jun 2015
The Canadian General Freight Index declined slightly in April, but year-over-year base trucking rates were up nearly 7 percent, the index revealed. In a surprise turn, truckload costs for Canadian shippers dropped in April, while domestic and cross-border less-than-truckload rates climbed.
Maher Terminals, Port of New York and New Jersey
25 Jun 2015
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett said the union won’t halt what the American Trucking Associations contends are illegal inspections of intermodal chassis at East and Gulf coast ports.
25 Jun 2015
A bill that would require U.S. ports to provide monthly productivity reports to the federal government cleared a legislative hurdle Thursday. After a failed attempt to abort key provisions in the bill, though, it’s clear lawmakers are divided on the legislation, an effort to avoid a repeat of the crippling congestion that plagued West Coast ports earlier this year.
Dockworker at the Port of Savannah
25 Jun 2015
The new or extended contract being explored by International Longshoremen’s Association and its East and Gulf Coast employers could run until 2025, seven years beyond the current agreement’s 2018 expiration.
25 Jun 2015
The 2014 JOC Top 100 Exporters rankings once again are led by businesses engaged in recycling operations and industrial companies.
24 Jun 2015
United Arab Shipping Co. gained regulatory breathing room Wednesday when the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission unanimously voted to grant the the Qatar-controlled carrier exemptions from filing rules required by it being on the “controlled carrier” list.
24 Jun 2015
Independent truckers at the Port of New Orleans have agreed to end three days of demonstrations, a port official said. The drivers had been protesting slow turn times and unpaid repositioning of damaged containers.
24 Jun 2015
SkyBitz joins competitors such as Orbcomm, Omnitracs and PeopleNet that are acquiring smaller businesses to expand their telematics offerings.
24 Jun 2015
Hapag-Lloyd is raising rates on the East Coast of South America to Central and North America trade lane amid a recent shakeup in vessel-sharing agreement.
24 Jun 2015
The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted to renew trade promotion authority for the first time in nearly eight years, setting the stage for the a Pacific Rim partnership that some have heralded as the largest trade pact in history.