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Air Cargo

News & Analysis

04 Aug 2020
The less-than-truckload (LTL) industry is catching the wave of digitization transforming supply chains, as e-commerce heightens shipper demand for improved service and visibility.
25 Sep 2019
JOC.com Senior Editor Hugh Morley talks about the challenges Mexico faces as it deals with rising cargo volumes amid logistical woes and economic headwinds.
25 Sep 2019
Righting the cargo ship that capsized off Georgia earlier this month could take as long as a year, though the vessel is not affecting operations at the busy Port of Brunswick, according to the head of the Georgia Ports Authority.
25 Sep 2019
For the first time, a mega-ship will be powered by LNG, but CMA CGM’s just-launched vessel and its eight sister ships on order will keep the supply-demand balance on Asia-Europe under pressure.
Second-hand multipurpose/heavy-lift sales gaining ground
24 Sep 2019
MPP sales and purchases are unfreezing as faith in the market builds and capacity remains tight, according to Toepfer Transport.
24 Sep 2019
Trucking is experiencing slow growth, not a collapse, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says, with retail sales and contract business sustaining demand.
24 Sep 2019
Traction for some of the biggest names in the logistics software startup world means partnering with the old guard to drive access to shippers.
24 Sep 2019
The partnership with JDA is the latest sign of how Maersk is seeking to become an integrator, deepening its reach into landside transport, customs brokerage, and distribution.
24 Sep 2019
India’s container volumes are facing headwinds due in part to geopolitical factors, according to Maersk, though “immense opportunity” exists if the country positions itself appropriately.
24 Sep 2019
The retail and restaurant businesses are growing and generating freight, but they’re being reshaped in ways that will challenge their transportation partners.
24 Sep 2019
A traditional increase in volume ahead of an early Chinese New Year could test carrier preparations for the IMO 2020 low sulfur cap.
24 Sep 2019
Los Angeles’ 2018 inventory of air emissions, like the Long Beach report that preceded it by a week, shows the largest US container port has already met or exceeded to emission-reduction goals that had been set for 2023.
23 Sep 2019
Key feeders into the US trucking industry such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, construction, and autos are struggling to match the robust activity of last year, but that doesn't mean a recession is around the corner.
23 Sep 2019
Carriers in the trans-Pacific may reduce capacity beyond what they have already announced for October by choosing not to replace vessels that will be removed from deployment in November and December to transition to IMO 2020-compliant fuel.
23 Sep 2019
A hearing into whether a strike or lockout would be so disruptive to the Port of Montreal that it should be prohibited will continue after the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) rejected a claim by employers that a board member had shown a pro-union bias.
23 Sep 2019
US Customs and Border Protection’s 90-day suspension of the carrier’s trusted trade status ended Sept. 16, but not before damaging Mediterranean Shipping Co's brand and spurring some multinational cargo owners to hold off on booking.
23 Sep 2019
Bold new emissions-cutting initiatives are being announced almost weekly as global impetus builds in the campaign to cut out carbon from international shipping.
23 Sep 2019
Less-than-truckload carrier Estes Express Lines is working with software provider DDC FPO to deliver more accurate, timely information through the automation of freight bill processing.
23 Sep 2019
Lauren Brand, a senior administrator at the US Maritime Administration, will take the helm next month of the main organization representing stevedores and marine terminal operators as it faces infrastructure, regulatory, security and other issues.
23 Sep 2019
The newly formed Getting to Zero Coalition, comprising members of the maritime, energy, infrastructure, and financial sectors, will lead commercial efforts to meet the International Maritime Organization’s goal of halving carbon emissions from shipping by 2050.
23 Sep 2019
The global economic slowdown and US-China trade war is putting a dent in the high-growth outlook for India’s breakbulk and project cargo trade.
20 Sep 2019
CMA CGM has backed off from a proposed $50 administrative fee for detention and demurrage documentation processing after swift customer pushback.
20 Sep 2019
The FMC’s recommendations stem from an 18-month effort led by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address complaints from cargo owners and drayage drivers over what they considered unfair fees for failing to pick up cargo and return equipment in a timely manner.
20 Sep 2019
The need for speed and distribution points closer to customers is fueling growth and demand for more capacity among LTL carriers, even in a softer overall freight market.
20 Sep 2019
With holiday season imports unable to gain traction and spot rates declining for the third consecutive week, peak-season 2019 will be defined by blanked sailings rather than surging cargo volumes.
20 Sep 2019
The carbon emissions data being collected may not be at a deep, granular level, but it remains the best ever available in the industry, and experts say shippers need to take better advantage of green transport offerings.
20 Sep 2019
How the US and Canadian governments respond to anti-automation pressure from longshore unions will have ramifications beyond the shaping of public perception, affecting everything from permitting processes to federal grant funding for autonomous equipment upgrades.
Growth forecast for ocean, intermodal sectors
19 Sep 2019
Freight volumes and rates in the US ocean, intermodal rail, and trucking sectors will see flat to low-single-digit percentage growth in the fourth quarter and into 2020 as retailers burn off inventories, according to speakers at IANA’s annual conference.
Mediterranean Shipping Co. has committed to deploying 50,000 smart containers by 2020, using devices manufactured by Traxens.
19 Sep 2019
A discussion on the benefits of adopting smart container technology at the JOC Container Trade Europe conference this week yielded a wide range of projections for what percentage of the global dry container fleet might actually be equipped with such devices in the near future.
19 Sep 2019
What differentiates good shippers from bad ones? A Council of Supply Chain Management Conference panel discussed how the real conversation for shippers is internal, not external.
19 Sep 2019
Key freight stakeholders in India are pressing the government to do more to force compliance among those who have lagged behind in accepting new regulatory guidelines meant to ease trade bottlenecks.
19 Sep 2019
Less-than-truckload carriers are asking shippers to start using digital bills of lading, which would provide better track-and-trace capability on shipments so receivers know when their orders will arrive.
19 Sep 2019
Bangladesh’s second port has launched a test case to export apparel to determine if it’s a viable alternative to bypass heavily congested Chittagong.
18 Sep 2019
Bill Shea received the West Coast Connie award and Chris Lytle was presented with the lifetime achievement award Tuesday at ceremonies in Long Beach.
18 Sep 2019
A conflict of interests among supply chain stakeholders involving how best to manage chassis usage at ports and rail hubs continues to harm productivity, with no immediate solution on the horizon.
18 Sep 2019
When it comes to profitability, FedEx’s less-than-truckload arm outperformed its bigger, package-focused sister divisions, while gaining e-commerce business.