North America

North America

30 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers’ increasing difficulties in finding long-haul trucks to move their loads is making intermodal rail, including the transport of refrigerated goods, more a “capacity play” than about saving money.
San Pedro Bay
29 Oct 2014
U.S. retailers are pressuring PierPass to temporarily waive at least $9 million in fees to give shippers some relief from severe congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
Southport, which Philadelphia hopes to turn into a marine terminal
29 Oct 2014
The Port of Philadelphia is making a third try at getting its long-contemplated and long-postponed Southport terminal off the ground. The project, originally designed as a container terminal, may evolve into a multi-use terminal this time as the overseas market for petrochemical products refined locally from U.S. shale oil offers a new growth opportunity.
29 Oct 2014
An unnamed U.S. retailer will use Orbcomm's asset-tracking system to monitor 16,000 dry and refrigerated trailers in its private fleet.
Saia doubles trailer on a U.S. highway.
29 Oct 2014
Saia, the 10th-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier, increased tonnage, shipments, revenue and profit in the third quarter, and so far in the fourth quarter sees no signs of a slowdown.
29 Oct 2014
Fruit shippers in Central Washington hoping for refrigerated rail service to be reinstated at the Port of Quincy, Washington, have a long wait. After Cold Train suspended the reefer service, BNSF stopped any intermodal service to the port.
A new ACL Ro-Ro/Container ship currently under construction
28 Oct 2014
Atlantic Container Line said the first of five new ships in a top-to-bottom fleet upgrade are on track to enter service next summer, followed with an additional delivery every two months until its current fleet of 1980s-era ships is replaced.
28 Oct 2014
Celadon Trucking acquired A&S Services Group, a regional truckload carrier and port drayage operator with a
28 Oct 2014
With the nation’s ability to move imports and exports “in crisis mode,” U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Chairman Mario Cordero is urging PierPass to “seriously consider” calls for a moratorium on its fees as congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex builds.
Port of Los Angeles
28 Oct 2014
Congestion continues to plague Los Angeles-Long Beach despite efforts by terminal operators to remain open longer and use all longshore labor at their disposal.
28 Oct 2014
Heartland benefited from its acquisition last year of Gordon Trucking, which coupled with strong freight demand helped boost third-quarter revenue 66 percent.