Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

04 Mar 2021
A group of 24 senators wrote to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in support of its investigation into accusations carriers have been denying export bookings, thereby injuring the US agricultural sector
21 Aug 2020
Flagging volumes to and from China trade dragged down first-half throughput at Europe’s third-busiest container port, and Hamburg does not expect volume to reach pre-COVID-19 levels anytime soon.
20 Aug 2020
A chassis dispute between trucking executives and ocean carriers has reached an impasse, spurring American Trucking Associations to seek a resolution from the US Federal Maritime Commission.
20 Aug 2020
DP World subsidiary Unifeeder ISC has agreed to purchase three business units of the Mumbai-based Transworld Group, including the short-sea and transhipment carrier Shreyas Shipping and the forwarder Avana Logistek.
20 Aug 2020
For the third time this month, Union Pacific has increased spot rates and its peak season surcharge in Los Angeles, raising prices on small shippers to record levels and likely pushing excess cargo back to trucking.
20 Aug 2020
With record parcel volumes expected to continue into the holiday peak season, carriers are implementing surcharges to manage demand while shippers struggle to secure capacity and mitigate costs.
20 Aug 2020
New priority services from Asia to the US will allow shippers to move their containers quickly through Los Angeles and to inland destinations.
19 Aug 2020
Freight forwarders in the US Midwest and Eastern Canada fear the rail problems plaguing Vancouver could quickly result in excessive delays in delivering containers to the eastern half of the continent.
19 Aug 2020
The federal government shows no signs of intervening in the Montreal strike, which has caused carriers to send several vessels to the alternative ports of Halifax and Saint John.
19 Aug 2020
Growth of Maersk Spot indicates the industry is past the point of no return on adoption of instant quoting tools, with container lines not having this capability lagging behind.
19 Aug 2020
Earnings season is drawing to a close, with carriers shrugging off the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on demand in the second quarter and significantly boosting their earnings due to capacity management.
19 Aug 2020
Half of the 18,310 MW of wind projects in advanced development in the US will be built in federal waters off the East Coast, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
19 Aug 2020
Seeing the long-term decline in carload volumes tied to North American industrial activity, CN is trying to tie itself closer to supply chains feeding the retail and service industries.
19 Aug 2020
This episode of JOC Uncharted features a one-on-one conversation with Canadian National Railway President and CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest, and a panel discussion on managing supply chains amid surging e-commerce demand.
19 Aug 2020
Maersk is the latest carrier to produce a healthy interim result, which has encouraged the market leader to not only reinstate its suspended full-year earnings guidance, but to increase it.
18 Aug 2020
A federal regulatory change will safely expedite the training process and address the pressing national need for more chassis mechanics, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.
18 Aug 2020
Fewer sailings in the first half of the year as carriers canceled capacity have cut the volume of Europe’s imports, but the bigger ships deployed on the trades from Asia continue to record huge call sizes.
18 Aug 2020
US brewer Anheuser-Busch is upgrading its clean-truck fleet, but the shipper’s 2025 sustainability goals will require collaboration across the supply chain.
18 Aug 2020
Even as the number of container ship calls tumbled due to large-scale carrier sailing cancelations, the COVID-19 disruption became a thorn in the side of key Indian terminals striving to build on efficiency momentum.
18 Aug 2020
Asian gateways continued to increase their dominant share of the global port market in 2019, handling nearly 80 percent of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
17 Aug 2020
Although factors such as congestion at marine terminals and shortages of workers at warehouses have generated longer chassis dwell times in Southern California, truckers say the unusually large number of out-of-service chassis is contributing to equipment shortages.
17 Aug 2020
Li & Fung moves to transform its business model as the loss of large retailers, rise in e-commerce, trade wars, and COVID-19 change the sourcing game.
17 Aug 2020
NFI intermodal and its truck brokerage businesses will expand following logistics unit purchases from CAI International.
17 Aug 2020
While cargo flow through New York–New Jersey is mostly fluid, tightening chassis supply and warehouse capacity are a growing concern for both carriers and shippers as volumes increase.
17 Aug 2020
The new service will significantly shorten the transit time for Bangladeshi cargoes to reach their final destination in the US by — at least 10 days, according to officials.
14 Aug 2020
An unexpected 40 percent increase in import volumes since May overwhelmed the Southern California supply chain and infrastructure, creating logistical headaches for truckers and equipment providers.
14 Aug 2020
The largest US and Canadian truckload and LTL carriers have grown substantially over the last decade, despite short-term economic woes, according to data from SJ Consulting Group.
14 Aug 2020
Container line, rail and forwarder executives tell JOC.com they aren’t holding their breath for an immediate response from the Trudeau government for calls to end the ongoing strike at the Port of Montreal.
14 Aug 2020
Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming was unable to turn around its string of financial losses in the first half, but the shipping company continues to inch its way closer to a positive result.
14 Aug 2020
Technology has the potential to solve long-running financing tensions between suppliers and importers, and logistics networks and service providers are likely to be the focal point for these solutions.
14 Aug 2020
A steep drop in Hapag-Lloyd’s volume during the second quarter was matched by capacity cuts and lower operating costs that delivered a solid first half result for the carrier.
13 Aug 2020
With a new integrated distribution center in Massachusetts and another under construction in Pennsylvania, northeastern regional LTL carrier A. Duie Pyle is resuming expansion plans interrupted by COVID-19.
13 Aug 2020
The new $1,500 rate hike by UP is on top of a $500 increase announced earlier this month on California lanes, effectively raising intermodal spot rates above trucking pricing.
13 Aug 2020
Billions of dollars in order and service backlogs and an unfolding global energy transition toward renewables could mean blue skies ahead for wind energy, despite the painful fallout from COVID-19.
13 Aug 2020
Truck rates out of Texas are soaring because of rising demand in the US for goods made in Mexico, especially home appliances and electronics, but demand is sagging in the other direction because of the devaluation of the peso.
13 Aug 2020
Shippers and forwarders fear cargo-related charges in Hong Kong could surge given that terminal members of the Seaport Alliance handle about 90 percent of box cargo at Kwai Chung container port.