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For months, we’ve been asking how North American infrastructure at ports, rail heads and on the roads would hold up when imports grew at sustained levels beyond the low-single-digit levels seen through the first quarter of this year. Well, the returns are starting to come in, and the news is anything but good for beneficial cargo owners.

News & Analysis

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.
07 Oct 2014
The Port of Charleston took a step closer to dredging its 45-foot-deep ship channel to as much as 52 feet after gaining the Army Corps of Engineers’ tentative approval of the project’s draft environmental impact statement.
03 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Ca., thinks shippers are so frustrated with freight bottlenecks on the U.S. highway network that they’re willing to fork over more money for national infrastructure.
04 Sep 2014
Weak logistics have stood in the way of Cambodia’s trade progress for years with its export costs at least 30 percent higher than those of Southeast Asian neighbours Thailand and Vietnam.
31 Aug 2014
The 13 ports owned by the national government in India are “wilting under the onslaught of competition from new private ports,” being way behind in areas like dredging and losing substantial market share over the past 20 years, according to LiveMint, a financial news service.
29 Aug 2014
The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to delegate more project approval authority to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a bid to minimize delays in awarding of concession contracts.
26 Aug 2014
Shipping a container from India can cost nearly double what it costs to ship the same container from China, according to a report from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
25 Aug 2014
Port San Antonio named a new president and CEO on Aug. 25, tapping a 25-year economic development veteran to lead the inland industrial development agency.