North America

North America

Containerized U.S. imports rose 6.9 percent year-over-year in June.
28 Jul 2014
U.S. containerized imports in June showed substantial year-over-year growth, as labor negotiations on the West Coast seem to have induced an early ocean container shipping peak season.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 25
25 Jul 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
25 Jul 2014
A year-long contract dispute between United Grain Corp. and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union effectively shut down export operations at the Vancouver, Wash., facility this month following a decision by the governor of Washington to withdraw state trooper escorts for grain inspectors.
Intermodal traffic on North American railroads is up 6.0 percent so far this year.
25 Jul 2014
Total rail traffic on North American railroads broke the 11-million-carload mark this week, posting year-to-date gains of 3 percent compared with 2013.
Shopping bags with U.S. and Japanese flags
24 Jul 2014
The United States retained its status as Japan’s biggest export market in the first half of 2014 after defeating rival China by a narrow margin.
24 Jul 2014
Rail and truck shippers in North America continue to face constricted capacity and rising costs and the situation will most likely continue through the remainder of the year.
24 Jul 2014
Second-quarter volume increases have hampered Norfolk Southern’s ability to bring up train velocities after a cripplingly harsh winter.
24 Jul 2014
A sale of Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico service could prompt the carrier to also sell its Alaska route, with Matson the most likely buyer, analysts at investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said in a research note.
24 Jul 2014
Rail service continues to sputter, showing little improvement from levels seen during the depths of winter. Why?
Landstar System truck
24 Jul 2014
Landstar’s Henry Gerkens is among those rejecting the possibility of a big drop in freight demand as the third quarter winds down.
24 Jul 2014
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is seeking authority to use its website instead of the Federal Register to provide public notice when it revokes or suspends the licenses of ocean transportation intermediaries.