Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

13 Jul 2020
Roughly 90 percent of carriers in the highly fragmented US drayage sector generate less than $4 million in annual revenue, and these smaller providers could be at risk of bankruptcy due to skyrocketing insurance premiums.
31 May 2019
The two governments have agreed to help fund Sri Lanka’s East Container Terminal (ECT), a second facility under the Colombo South Harbor development program.
31 May 2019
The US-China trade war is keeping shippers on edge, and will likely cause further shifts in the JOC.com annual Top 100 US Importers and Exporters rankings in 2019.
30 May 2019
The bi-state watchdog agency that does background checks and criminal investigations in the Port of New York and New Jersey will retain its power after a federal judge rejected an effort by New Jersey officials to shift that authority to the state.
30 May 2019
Beer company MillerCoors alleges Norfolk Southern threatened to raise rates on captive lanes if the railroad lost business to CSX.
30 May 2019
The recent escalation in the US-China trade war has American multinational companies considering more cost-effective sourcing markets, but finding a comparable alternative to China is no easy task.
30 May 2019
Operations at the Port of Vancouver will resume at 4:30 p.m. local time thanks to a tentative new labor agreement between the BCMEA and ILWU Canada.
JOC Top 100 Importers and Exporters Ranking 2018
30 May 2019
Walmart remained atop the list of the largest US importers by volume last year and is nearing the 1 million-TEU mark, moving more than 7.3 times the volume of online retail giant Amazon, which came in at No. 12.
30 May 2019
At the congested US-Mexico border, the focus is shifting from expediting stranded shipments to managing capacity to optimize the flow of truck freight.
30 May 2019
The International Longshoremen’s Association is throwing its full support behind ILWU Canada in the latter’s attempt to block the spread of automation to Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
29 May 2019
A proposed deepwater port in Sydney, Nova Scotia has taken a step closer to fruition after a New York investment fund agreed to back the plan, which still needs the commitment of an ocean carrier to move ahead.
Carriers signal blank sailing restraint
29 May 2019
The Ocean Alliance’s announcement of three blank sailings in June puts carriers and BCOs on alert that additional cancellations are likely if shipments from China continue to drop in the coming months.
29 May 2019
Santos workers and management will keep talking in a bid to reach a new labor deal, though the union still set June 30 as the next strike deadline.
29 May 2019
The French shipping group will rationalize its container carrier brands, with APL serving the trans-Pacific, Asia-Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Oceania, and US-flag trades, ANL focusing on Oceania, and CNC on intra-Asia.
29 May 2019
Although last week’s Surface Transportation Board hearing didn’t include intermodal, shippers complain about penalties assessed when their cargo arrives on a Friday night and their warehouses are closed until Monday.
29 May 2019
Maersk Line predicts trade in and out of Mexico will rise 3-8 percent in 2019, with help from the auto and beer sectors if both flourish.
29 May 2019
Negotiations have resumed between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and ILWU Canada, but dockworkers at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert could still be locked out at 8 am Thursday morning.
29 May 2019
Sponsored: T. Parker Host's Commercial Director Jeff Keever discusses industry evolution, his thoughts on increasing supply chain efficiency, and the company strategy behind acquiring Avondale Shipping.
29 May 2019
Singapore’s Tuas mega-port project is expected to bring greater efficiencies to existing operations while increasing capacity by about 20 million TEU annually in the first phase alone.
29 May 2019
A last-minute export rush ahead of the Eid holiday slowdown has caused truck rates in Bangladesh to double, and in some cases triple.
28 May 2019
A service linking Red Hook Terminals in New York with Central America began in April, giving a boost to the smallest terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
28 May 2019
Waterfront employers have informed ILWU Canada they will be locked out of the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert at 8 a.m. Thursday if contract negotiations remain at a stalemate.
28 May 2019
Terminal operator Hutchison and Canadian National Railway have signed on to a plan to build a new container terminal in Quebec, which is still looking for an ocean carrier customer.
28 May 2019
APM Terminals has taken issue with assertions made by PSA (India) in seeking to apply an additional fee on railed containers passing through PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals on mixed freight trains.
28 May 2019
More than 1,000 workers are due to walk off the job in a protest that is more broadly about the potential privatization of the Santos port authority.
28 May 2019
A tight talent supply, persistent vessel oversupply, and a “procurement mindset” will continue to challenge the project cargo market, according to speakers at the Breakbulk Europe conference in Bremen.
28 May 2019
A desire by the Chinese government to stop wasteful duplication of resources is one factor behind a move to restructure three gateway ports in southern mainland China and Hong Kong.
28 May 2019
The terminal operator’s acquisition of a majority stake in three large inland logistics centers in North India builds on services offered via Indian intermodal subsidiary Container Rail Road Services (CRRS).
28 May 2019
Economists and shipping industry leaders warn the US-China trade war could be a potential tipping point for a global economy that was already cooling before President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.
The Tuesday announcement of the TradeLens expansion came a day after Maersk said it would join CMA CGM and MSC as a shareholder and customer of Traxens.
28 May 2019
Container carriers are accelerating their push into the digital space, with three of the five largest lines now contributing to a blockchain platform led by IBM and Maersk, as well as coalescing around a specific piece of track-and-trace hardware.
27 May 2019
ILWU Canada has scaled down its threatened strike at Deltaport and Vanterm terminals in Vancouver to just a refusal to work overtime at those facilities.
27 May 2019
Despite strong expected consumer demand, uncertainty over the outcome of the US-China trade talks could reduce growth in US electronics imports in 2019, after 5.2 percent growth in 2018.
27 May 2019
Despite current trade issues with China, the future is looking bright for US containerized agriculture exports thanks to growing markets in Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent.
24 May 2019
A work stoppage at the two largest container terminals in Vancouver would be devastating for a port whose facilities are already operating at 85 percent utilization. In the terminal operating industry, 80 percent utilization is considered the limit before service begins to decline.
24 May 2019
Uncertainty about the supply, availability, and compatibility of low-sulfur fuel with ship engines is complicating the breakbulk fleet's transition to LSFO under IMO 2020.
24 May 2019
With resin production on the Gulf Coast primed to enjoy an unprecedented boom, the US-China tariff war threatens to reduce exports to the largest market. Exporters are succeeding in developing other markets, but limitations on ocean services, port, and inland infrastructure could be challenging.