International Logistics

Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?

At this point, Flexport is the only digital freight company wading into physical logistics.

After getting off to such a strong start that rates soared and space on ships ran out, exports from Europe to Asia fell steadily in the second quarter.

Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.

Spot rates on Asia-Europe fell slightly this week as carriers and shippers regroup in the second half of a relatively solid peak season.

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation will expand their pilot program across the entire port to establish a single electronic platform through which port users can share shipment information in a secure environment.

The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.

The increase in earnings was driven mainly by higher freight traffic on North Sea and Baltic Sea routes.

The fastest-growing LTL carriers in 2016 were far from the largest.

The Freeport project comes as several polymer plants in Texas and Louisiana prepare by early 2018 to begin production.