International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News & Analysis

The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 12
12 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in September and October...
11 Sep 2014
Shippers and carriers are confident they will overcome the problems that plague their industry such as port congestion, equipment shortages and complexity in logistics...
10 Sep 2014
Looming global requirements for low-sulfur fuel are prodding ocean carriers to consider liquefied natural gas to power container ships on long-haul international routes as well as regional feeder services.
Ships
10 Sep 2014
Container lines in coming years will continue to order larger ships and switch membership in vessel-sharing alliances in a desperate game of survival...
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.
Garments on hangers in container
05 Sep 2014
A long-term shift from air to ocean freight by shippers looking to cut transport costs and willing to tolerate longer transit times may be slowing, according to recent comments from transportation executives.
04 Sep 2014
Container volumes from Asia to its key export destinations were up in July, anchored by growth to both Europe and North America.
04 Sep 2014
Due to lower trade volumes to and from emerging markets in Asia, ports around the world overall saw weak performance in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Shanghai International Shipping Institute.
03 Sep 2014
Monthly revenue at the Suez Canal hit a record $506 million in August, partly reflecting a surge of container volume in the last month.