Transporeon taps sensor-based provider to amp up shipment visibility

A partnership between Transporeon and Roambee to marry telematics data with sensor-visibility data is a sign of the growing need for shippers to manage condition-sensitive shipments amid a congested global environment.

Savannah switches to fixed receiving dates for exports

The Georgia Ports Authority has begun offering fixed earliest receiving dates (ERDs) and will sync up cutoff dates with ocean carriers to address two of the top concerns of exporters in Savannah.

Ex-Seattle trucking rates leap on congestion, container shortages

A flood of imports into the Pacific Northwest is boosting spot truckload rates out of Seattle as shippers facing delays and intermodal container shortages seek new routes for freight moving inland.

Shipping crisis only ebbing slightly: market experts

Shipping and freight industry experts say the supply chain has entered a new normal where volatility and high costs are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Carriers set record peak-season surcharges for India-US cargo

The average cost to ship an FEU from India’s main container ports to the US East and West coasts is now hovering near $14,000 for low-volume customers.

Essential Reads

Planned increases in capacity to be deployed by carriers in the fourth quarter on Asia-Europe look impressive, but the extra space is being significantly reduced by port congestion that is delaying ships and upending schedules.
Industry leaders have observed in recent weeks that despite efforts by individual ports to address congestion issues, the biggest impact on fluidity of cargo movements will come from an easing of demand.
Container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey will start charging truckers who miss appointments, citing the need to recoup the costs of staging containers for pickup.
US importers are taking bolder action to guarantee capacity in ways that would have been unimaginable in years past, from chartering ships, embracing transloading, and paying more to secure contracted ocean capacity
The two widebody freighters ordered by CMA CGM Air Cargo will expand its direct access to air freight space, most likely in the tightly constrained trade lanes out of Asia.