International Logistics

Container shipping lines are “playing poker” with ports as their push for lower handling charges puts future terminal investments at risk, Drewry Shipping Consultants said.

Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have taken a sharp turn upwards, rising by 20 percent over the previous week.

Cargo liability concerns in Russia have been raised by insurer TT Club as trade volumes in the region increase.

Famous Footwear and other specialty retailers are turning to pool distribution to get more precise control over inventory and fulfillment.

Maersk Line ended weeks of speculation with an announcement that it had reached an agreement to buy Hamburg Süd.

Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.

Shippers on Asia-Europe are struggling to predict the market as they engage with container lines in annual contract discussions.

A US appeals court is considering whether vehicle buyers and dealers can pursue lawsuits seeking treble damages from roll-on, roll-off carriers involved in a price-fixing conspiracy.

Indices measuring trucking demand, pricing, and tonnage fell again in October, but decelerating declines are raising motor carriers’ hopes that the market has reached the bottom of the trough.

Third-party logistics provider Transplace is making further inroads into Canada after acquiring Lakeside Logistics.