North America

North America

23 Sep 2014
Mexico’s Port of Lázaro Cárdenas reported a second straight month of year-over-year increases in imports in August, following decreases in every previous month for more than a year.
23 Sep 2014
The U.S. Commerce Department set duties on 53-foot dry intermodal containers from China after a preliminary determination concluded manufacturers received unfair subsidies from the Chinese government
23 Sep 2014
Reported U.S. cargo thefts from June through August declined 16 percent from the previous three months and averaged $182,115 per incident, according to FreightWatch International.
23 Sep 2014
U.S domestic intermodal pricing jumped 5.6 percent week-to-week, or by $115, to $2,169 per unit in the week ending Sept. 22, according to a weighted average for all-in, 53-foot containers door-to-door provided by third-party logistics provider IDS.
chassis in Port of Los Angeles
23 Sep 2014
The Justice Department said it won’t challenge an agreement by two major container pools to share each other’s intermodal chassis in a “gray” pool in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
23 Sep 2014
Diesel particulate matter emissions from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, according to an annual analysis of the area’s air quality.
23 Sep 2014
The unseasonably cold front that moved through Chicago last weekend provided railroads and shippers a chilly reminder that the rail gridlock seen in winter 2013-2014 could occur again.
22 Sep 2014
U.S. diesel prices slipped 0.6 percent or 2.3 cents to $3.778 per gallon on Sept. 22, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which brought the price to its lowest level since July 16, 2012.
22 Sep 2014
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent the publication of safety scores for trucking and bus companies and revamp the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA scoring system.
22 Sep 2014
The average amount intermodal providers charged customers for shipping a U.S. intermodal unit declined last month on a year-over-year basis, the first time since January 2013.
Zim container ship at Long Beach
22 Sep 2014
The European Shippers Council attacked the proposed 2M vessel-sharing agreement in a letter sent last week to the Federal Maritime Commission but is unlikely to convince the U.S. regulatory agency to reject the agreement involving the world’s two largest container lines.