United States

26 Aug 2016
A proposal to mandate speed-limiting technology on heavy trucks would increase demand for truck drivers, U.S. regulators admit.
08 Sep 2014
The so-called truck driver shortage largely has benefited intermodal rail — until now. Trucking’s increasing difficulty finding drivers to pilot big rigs has helped shift freight to intermodal containers, but it could also threaten future intermodal growth.
08 Sep 2014
Interest in using liquefied natural gas as vessel fuel is highlighting the need for regulatory policies and operational and safety standards, according to a new Maritime Administration study on LNG bunkering.
06 Sep 2014
Chinese factories are still expanding production even though most orders for the holiday season in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere have already been shipped, suggesting global demand is building.
Weekly wrap-up: Top 50 container ports, carrier earnings and congestion
06 Sep 2014
Three container lines that have yet to declare their allegiance to an east-west alliance — CMA CGM, United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line — will soon announce...
Intermodal volume on U.S. railroads is up 5.7 percent year-over-year in the first 35 weeks of 2014.
05 Sep 2014
The scope of U.S. shippers’ diversion of cargo through western Canadian ports can be seen in August intermodal statistics...
The spot rate to the U.S. East Coast was $4,636 per 40-foot container this week.
05 Sep 2014
Spot rates on major trade lanes worldwide increased this week, with peak shipping season to Europe and North America in full swing.
05 Sep 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway said Thursday that requiring them to add railcars or even allow other railroads to operate on their lines — as some officials and shippers have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to require them to do — would hamper needed rail service improvements.
05 Sep 2014
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $469,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retrofit 14 pieces of cargo-handling equipment with...
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 5
05 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in September and October, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Portland grain handling
04 Sep 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s two-year battle with grain terminals over a new contract in the Pacific Northwest highlights the major differences between contract negotiations in the bulk cargo sector and negotiations in the container shipping industry.