Rail & Intermodal
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.
The Canadian intermodal network has been bulking up as if on steroids.
A leading European barge operator is imposing a congestion surcharge in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.
Improvement came despite supply chain disruptions caused by the June 27 cyber attack on Maersk Group.
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
The recent cyber attack on the Maersk Group made existing congestion worse.
DB Logistics said it plans to operate five services a week carrying up to 200 cars by the end of the year.