North America

North America

30 Oct 2014
Port congestion has gotten so bad in Los Angeles-Long Beach that harbor truckers are imposing congestion surcharges of $50 to as much as $100 an hour, and retailers and other beneficial cargo owners are paying the extra charges if the alternative is that they will not get their containers that day.
30 Oct 2014
Shippers’ hunger to move more loads from the highway to the rails is growing as they see more signs of tightening truck capacity, and resulting higher rates, C.H. Robinson said yesterday.
Port of Oakland
30 Oct 2014
Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could result in the realization of a long-time goal at the Port of Oakland: becoming the first U.S. West Coast call for inbound cargo from Asia.
30 Oct 2014
In an era when most companies seem intent on doing more with less, Old Dominion Freight Line is doing more with more. The fifth-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier hired 868 employees in the third quarter alone to keep pace with its rapidly expanding business.
30 Oct 2014
The Federal Maritime Commission has allowed Consolidated Chassis Management, the ocean carrier-owned operator of regional chassis pools, to license its pool management software and provide management services to third-party pools.
30 Oct 2014
BNSF Railway told intermodal customers this week that it’s better prepared for the coming winter than it was last year, with more personnel ready and expanded storage capacity at Chicago area facilities.
JLL chart
30 Oct 2014
Industrial vacancy rates in the U.S. have dipped to 7.1 percent, and could sink even lower in the fourth quarter, JLL Research says.
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.
30 Oct 2014
Universal Truckload executive vice president and soon-to-be CEO Jeff Rogers spent years running LTL trucking companies, but don't call him an 'LTL guy.'
Container ships at anchor on Oct. 30 off Los Angeles-Long Beach awaiting berths
30 Oct 2014
Adding to other recent evidence that congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach is worsening, Hapag-Lloyd Wednesday announced delays to multiple services and said the overall situation “has reached a critical point.”
30 Oct 2014
Universal Truckload Services looks forward to hauling more of a product close to the company’s heart — heavy trucks — and is expanding in vertical markets beyond automotive, particularly energy and retail markets.