Maersk expands end-to-end reefer service with Charleston warehouse

Maersk broke ground last week on a 20,000-square-foot cold-storage facility near the Port of Charleston that is expected to open early in 2023.

Knight-Swift expects H2 intermodal rebound as UP deal evolves

Knight-Swift's CEO acknowledged some shippers did not stick with Swift Intermodal after the switch to UP because their networks were better aligned with former rail partner BNSF.

US second-half imports to slow vs. year ago: retailers

US retailers note that two wild cards that could affect supply chain fluidity in the second half of the year remain — the outcome of West Coast longshore contract talks and the status of freight railroad negotiations.

Convoy–DAT battle a sign of impending load board disruption

Convoy’s counterpunching approach to being sued by load board provider DAT Freight & Analytics is as much about winning the battle of public opinion as it is about winning in court, a transportation attorney told JOC.com.

Wan Hai, Evergreen latest carriers to report record first-half profits

Two of Taiwan’s largest carriers have joined Maersk, ONE, and Cosco in posting highly profitable financial results for the first half of 2022 amid a still-elevated rate environment compared to the year-ago period.

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Ten days after the US Federal Maritime Commission told shippers they no longer need to pay a filing fee or retain a lawyer to submit a complaint, shippers have already begun taking advantage of the updated process.
The Port of Savannah has more than 40 vessels anchored outside its harbor, but the Georgia Ports Authority said the terminal is more fluid today than last fall.
Port of New York and New Jersey drayage carriers say their ability to operate is being hamstrung by the need to find scarce appointments at marine terminals for returning empties.
Pressure is mounting on European regulators to conduct a review of container shipping’s block exemption from competition law.
Some California trucking companies have already taken the brokerage plunge, enabling them to contract at arm’s length with independent truckers who have set themselves up as single-truck carriers.