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From crumbling roads and bridges to congested airports and a “vast majority of seaports in danger of becoming obsolete,” a 60 Minutes television newsmagazine feature pulled no punches about the risks not only to U.S. competitiveness and freight supply chains, but also to the safety of the American public.

News & Analysis

18 Dec 2014
Africa’s inland freight network is so troubled that it costs roughly seven times more to ship a container from Mombasa, Kenya, to Burundi, in central Africa, than to ship a container from Shanghai to the major Kenyan gateway, an APM Terminal executive said.
08 Dec 2014
Hong Kong’s long-discussed container terminal 10 may finally be axed after the latest port master plan study found that throughput growth had slowed to such a degree that it was not financially or economically viable.
05 Dec 2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on their draft environmental impact statement on a cross-harbor barge or tunnel for the movement of trucks, containers or railcars.
12 Nov 2014
WASHINGTON — A group opposing the reconstruction of a CSX Transportation tunnel in a Washington D.C. terminal that would allow the railroad to double-stack containers has filed a lawsuit challenging a federal decision to let the project proceed.
12 Nov 2014
A South African firm’s decision last month to build an $8.1 billion plant in Louisiana that will triple its chemical production capacity in the U.S. underscores widespread growth in U.S. chemicals manufacturing and in supporting logistics and transportation services.
07 Nov 2014
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, paving the way for the 110-year-old, 4,000-foot tunnel to be reconstructed for double-stacking container services after intense pushback from local residents.
Weekly wrap-up: 6 stories on LA-LB congestion
01 Nov 2014
The weekly wrap-up features the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week. Find out what you missed.
Yangtze River
29 Oct 2014
A major new initiative has been launched to upgrade infrastructure and the logistics network along the Yangtze River, an undertaking that will impact almost half of the country’s population.
Infrastructure interactive
28 Oct 2014
The interactive graphic below takes an in-depth look at 144 economies’ quality of infrastructure overall and in terms of roads, railroads, ports and airports, based on data from the World Economic Forum’s yearly Global Competitiveness Report.
16 Oct 2014
Truck capacity is tightening along the U.S.-Mexican border, forcing cross-border shippers to become more innovative, says Sonney Jones, a former shipper and now director of sales in Mexico for Transplace.