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Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

29 May 2020
Spot container rates spiked from the previous week as retailers replenished diminished inventories and after capacity has been reduced through dozens of blank sailings in May.
19 Jun 2019
Effectively addressing the low-sulfur surcharge that will be imposed by the IMO from Jan. 1, 2020 requires including shippers in an industry-wide partnership.
19 Jun 2019
Despite a downturn in volume, freight shippers say intermodal remains a critical component of their supply chains even as technology is poised to lower truck costs.
19 Jun 2019
Price continues to confound the container shipping industry as it prepares for the IMO’s 2020 low-sulfur mandate.
18 Jun 2019
Logistics growth is moderating, but shipper of choice programs are surviving because lower rates won't guarantee on-time delivery, speakers at the CSCMP State of Logistics Report launch said.
18 Jun 2019
Truckers will soon be required to make an appointment any time they call on GCT Bayonne in the Port of New York and New Jersey during the workday as the window in which appointments are needed expands by another three hours.
18 Jun 2019
Port cargo volumes rising by mid-single digits and limited space have forced shippers to take space in warehouse areas that are increasingly distant from the Port of New York-New Jersey.
18 Jun 2019
Marine industry leaders testified before the Section 301 Committee to lobby against a 25 percent tariff on shipping containers and ship-to-shore cranes, repeating many of the arguments made a year ago about the business fallouts.
18 Jun 2019
Concor looks to potentially expand its short-sea network, even beyond India. It has its eyes on the Bangladesh transshipment market.
17 Jun 2019
Eleven major banks representing 20 percent of the global shipping finance portfolio have signed off on a framework agreement aimed at aligning investors with the IMO’s 2050 mandate to cut CO2 emissions 50 percent from 2008 levels.
17 Jun 2019
Tendering activity to ease lackluster ‘summer slowdown’
17 Jun 2019
Agriculture exporters urged to do due diligence on the increased costs involved in IMO low-sulfur fuel before they enter contract negotiations with carriers in the fall.
17 Jun 2019
The Illinois Trucking Association has begun to track truck turn times in Chicago rail yards to provide shippers a better understanding of how congestion disrupts the supply chain.
17 Jun 2019
The governor of Texas has signed a law that would prohibit ships over 9,500 TEU from entering the Port of Houston channel unless the Board of Pilots grants approval, raising questions over the port’s ability to handle future growth.
17 Jun 2019
A ransomware attack temporarily knocked communications offline at one of the largest Northeast less-than-truckload carriers.
17 Jun 2019
The group representing local ship agents at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru port is asking for refunds for what it claims are overcharges made by terminals.
17 Jun 2019
There is consensus building in the intermodal industry that each port or rail hub should develop a regional pool of grey chassis managed by a single entity responsible for ensuring chassis quality and availability.
17 Jun 2019
Consolidation that has occurred in recent years is giving carriers newfound influence — if they are willing to assert it.
14 Jun 2019
The improved dwell times and increased efficiency at the newly completed $149 million rail terminal at GCT Bayonne in the Port of New York and New Jersey will help the facility attract discretionary cargo to and from the Midwest.
14 Jun 2019
Truckload rates out of Atlanta and the West Coast have increased significantly amid the arrival of the spring produce and retail season, and the movement of excess inventory from bonded warehouses.
14 Jun 2019
If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, industry fears massive delays at ferry ports of Dover in the UK and Calais in France.
14 Jun 2019
US agriculture exporters should brace themselves for a prolonged trade war that will continue to erode their share of the all-important China market because China won’t budge on certain demands, and Trump’s self-image is inflated by being tough on China.
14 Jun 2019
Normal operations are expected to resume Saturday, though Inland delays on truck and rail are likely following three days of no activity at ports in the Indian state of Gujarat.
14 Jun 2019
Changing ship designs will fail to reach global emissions reductions targets without the widespread use of low-carbon fuels, the American Bureau of Shipping argues in its 2030 Outlook 2050 Vision report.
13 Jun 2019
New Jersey lawmakers are looking for an explanation from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after the agency reassigned 50 officers from the Port of New York and New Jersey to the southern US border.
13 Jun 2019
Frontier Logistics has broken ground on a massive resin warehouse project at North Charleston’s former U.S. Navy base, a sign resin exports from the US show no signs of slowing anytime soon.
Crowd-sourced rate benchmarking platform Xeneta has made deep inroads in the BCO market, but an integration with rate management software provider Catapult could expose it more widely to forwarders.
13 Jun 2019
The freight rate management software provider Catapult will directly integrate Xeneta contract rate benchmarking data to help forwarders and NVOs determine if their contract rates are competitive.
13 Jun 2019
Trucking companies hauling oversized heavy freight saw revenue jump by double digits last year, but bigger and bigger shipments challenge specialized capacity.
13 Jun 2019
A decision will be made Friday whether to resume marine activities in India’s Gujarat State in the aftermath of a tropical cyclone.
13 Jun 2019
The US Department of Transportation is accepting grant applications for $292.7 million in funding dedicated to port infrastructure development.
13 Jun 2019
With chassis regimes at many ports and inland rail hubs cracking under pressure during peak periods, or plagued by on-again, off-again shortages and bad-order chassis, K+N executive Bill Rooney proposes an interoperable “utility” model in which an advisory board oversees availability and roadability.
13 Jun 2019
A price has been put on the disruption to supply chains when the Rhine water levels fell to record lows in the last half of 2018.
13 Jun 2019
The success of digital freight matching technology will largely rely on the extent to which shippers stop viewing the spot market as a last resort and start viewing it as a strategic tool.
12 Jun 2019
An initiative that will hasten the passage of trucks through the terminal gates at the Port of Montreal by enabling truckers to submit paperwork in advance is the latest in a package of fluidity improvement measures at the rapidly growing port.
US shippers increase routings via Canada West Coast ports
12 Jun 2019
The British Columbia ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert are increasing their market share of US cargo because Canadian railroads are pricing intermodal more aggressively to the US Midwest than are US western railroads.
12 Jun 2019
Canadian shippers preparing for the upcoming electronic logging device mandate have a good model in the US experience.