United States

United States

24 Jan 2015
A dramatic drop in U.S. oil and fuel prices is proving a temporary salve for shippers pinched by rising transportation costs. The relief is only be temporary, analysts warn.
MSC ships at Charleston
21 Jan 2015
South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome expects the Port of Charleston’s 2015 container volume to expand 5 percent to 7 percent after traffic measured similarly jumped 12 percent in 2014 from 2013.
21 Jan 2015
Container volumes at the Puget Sound ports of Seattle and Tacoma declined slightly in 2014 for the second consecutive year, highlighting the wisdom of the ports’ decision last year to work together as a gateway for the good of the entire region.
Crane operator at the port of Los Angeles
21 Jan 2015
Congestion at West Coast ports is the worst it has been since longshoremen began hard-timing employers in early November, and conditions are expected to worsen as terminal operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union use manning issues to see how much pain they can inflict on each other.
21 Jan 2015
The Teamsters union suffered a pair of setbacks this week in its drive to organize FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
Port of Los Angeles
21 Jan 2015
Terminal gridlock and persistent labor issues caught up with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in December as the container volume at the busiest U.S. port complex declined 1 percent compared to December 2013.
truck in Utah
21 Jan 2015
More “solid” and steady U.S. economic growth will increase freight demand and boost shipping costs and domestic transportation rates in 2015, economists and analysts said at the SMC3 JumpStart 2015 conference in Atlanta.
China's Qingdao port truck gates
21 Jan 2015
Rising foreign trade that drove up throughput at China’s container ports in 2014 is expected to continue this year on the back of strengthening demand from the U.S. and Europe, and despite a slowdown in the mainland economy.
20 Jan 2015
Terminal operators resumed daytime vessel unloading Tuesday after a one-day hiatus, but otherwise it was status quo at all U.S. West Coast ports.
20 Jan 2015
A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. House members are pushing back against a recently filed amendment to repeal requirements that domestic waterborne cargo be shipped in U.S.-flag ships owned, built and operated by Americans.
20 Jan 2015
Asset-light less-than-truckload carrier Shift Freight is expanding from its U.S. West Coast base to the Midwest and Northeast, building out its third-party-based LTL network.