Rail & Intermodal

The disruption at Mundra is the latest weather-related complication for Indian shippers.

J.B. Hunt’s first acquisition in recent memory is neither in the first nor final-mile logistics space.

Starting Aug. 1, three time-definite train runs a week will be introduced linking inland locations to Mundra and Pipavav.

US shippers are increasingly setting up warehouses and distribution centers in the Lehigh Valley, from which they are a 60- to 80-mile dray from the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The trend has been underway in earnest for some time.

Port officials told JOC.com they aim to use the new CSX Transportation double-stack rail service to win importers and exporters using ports in other states.

As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.

The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.

Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.

China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.