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15 Nov 2019
Trucking companies that employ owner operator drivers in the Port of New York and New Jersey are again battling an attempt to change the rules that determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, while unions are pushing for the legislation to become law.
15 Nov 2019
The divide sharpens between those who see looming recession in freight numbers and those who see sustained, albeit slower, US growth.
15 Nov 2019
The second straight weekly decline in spot rates in the eastbound Pacific seems to show that the peak shipping season was uneventful -- and that the 25 percent tariffs on $300 billion of imports from China due to go into effect Dec. 15 is having no significant impact on freight volumes.
15 Nov 2019
Mediterrean Shipping Co. is bringing in ex-Maersk COO Soren Toft not because they’ve been unsuccessful, but rather because they know they need an outsider’s view to maintain that success as they enter their second half-century of existence.
15 Nov 2019
Intermodal growth north of the border supports the scenario that once the Precision Scheduled Railroading transition is completed, the stage is set for intermodal gains. But a closer review calls this assumption into question.
15 Nov 2019
The industry’s pivot to scrubbers is a gambit not just in that it hinges on high-sulfur bunker fuel prices staying significantly lower than low-sulfur fuels, but that regulators won’t further restrict scrubbers as environmentalists raise alarms.
15 Nov 2019
Maersk continues to improve its profitability, helped by falling bunker prices and a greater focus on capacity management.
14 Nov 2019
"There's a growing appetite to re-evaluate the buying-selling relationship," in freight contracting, says Xeneta CEO Patr
14 Nov 2019
Abu Dhabi Ports officials will initiate talks with Indian counterparts to draw up a roadmap for establishing integration links between their respective digital logistics portals.
14 Nov 2019
Danny Wan has been named executive director of the Port of Oakland, replacing Chris Lytle, who retired in July after six years in the top spot.
14 Nov 2019
Carolyn Glynn, director, imports, Sealink International provides a recap of the JOC LogTech19 Conference panel on automation of freight procurement, the question of contracts that don't hold carriers to their allocation commitment, and how this movement will change the very meaning of procurement.

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