MCC Transport

14 May 2021
If railroads are to continue diverting intermodal traffic from the highway, they must conquer the “live” segment, requiring more agility to be competitive with dock-to-dock trucking.
14 May 2021
Having already achieved the economies of scale offered by larger vessels, carriers no longer need to order more capacity than is necessary to satisfy near-term demand.
14 May 2021
Maersk’s gambit to achieve the previously unachievable – becoming an end-to-end integrator -- still has its skeptics, but is showing few signs of slowing down.
14 May 2021
HMM has joined its peers in reporting a profitable first quarter, and the South Korean carrier expects the high rate/strong demand environment in container shipping to continue at least through the second quarter.
14 May 2021
Regional LTL carrier A. Duie Pyle is expanding its integrated logistics center in Hagerstown, Maryland, as existing customers seek more services, including managed transportation and warehousing.
14 May 2021
A reopening US economy continues to fuel demand for imports, driving up air cargo rates on trades out of Asia with little regard for what is traditionally the slow season.
14 May 2021
CMA CGM said the largest container ship to arrive on the North American East Coast will start calls next week as part of a capacity increase on its Southeast Asia service.
13 May 2021
The LA-LB port complex is clearing out its cargo backlog, with the goal of the ports and terminal operators being to return to normal fluidity before the 2021 peak-shipping season begins in August.
13 May 2021
The ripple effects of COVID-19 and plant-closing costs trigger a quarterly loss for wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa, but its work backlog provides a bright spot.
13 May 2021
Land use has been a problem as imports have surged across top US ports, causing issues on how to balance space to devote to inbound and outbound containers in key interior cities.
13 May 2021
The US Commerce Department has reaffirmed a large antidumping duty on Chinese-made chassis in a final determination that will impact the transportation of international and domestic containers.
13 May 2021
Shippers moving goods to and from the Southeast may expect further disruptions in service as fuel shortages linger, pushing more freight to the spot market.
13 May 2021
Maersk says its integrated logistics strategy cuts out the boom-and-bust cycles that characterize container shipping and brings greater reliability to a notoriously unreliable supply chain.
13 May 2021
Optimal Dynamics, a technology provider that helps truckload fleets optimize the deployment of their assets, has landed a large early-stage funding round led by well-regarded venture firm Bessemer.
12 May 2021
Sealand Marine will add a stop in Wilmington on its Central American service beginning in June, adding more connections with Panama and introducing new services between North Carolina and Costa Rica.
12 May 2021
European digital freight broker sennder has continued its acquisition activity by buying a Dutch dedicated fleet broker to add to its growing network.
12 May 2021
Two major trucking groups in the port of New York and New Jersey said their members’ increasing frustration with empty returns is forcing them to quit a port efficiency task force.
12 May 2021
Transportation and warehousing firms losing employees may be competing more often with contractor-based gig economy businesses; trucking, however, is expanding its payroll.
12 May 2021
Project cargo shipper Fluor added a refinery project to its work backlog, but lost a chemicals project during a choppy first quarter as COVID-19-driven delays took a toll.
12 May 2021
The market outlook may be uncertain, but carrier profitability has never been clearer, with Hapag-Lloyd more profitable in the first quarter of this year than in all of 2020.
12 May 2021
Acknowledging the limited authority of the Federal Maritime Commission, new chairman Daniel Maffei wants to take stronger action on so-called unreasonable detention and demurrage.
11 May 2021
Though posting first-quarter losses, there's no sign of demand relaxing as wind turbine orders expand backlogs for Vestas and GE Renewables.
11 May 2021
An integration with transportation software provider MercuryGate connects Trucker Tools to broker users, but also gives it a more direct link to shippers.
11 May 2021
The list of container lines able to quote rates and accept bookings through their websites has expanded over the past year, with Singapore-based Ocean Network Express now giving shippers and forwarders such tools.
11 May 2021
As truckers and shippers build their own chassis fleets, technology is being introduced to maintain and repair their equipment at the lowest possible costs.
11 May 2021
Maersk’s integrated logistics strategy is gathering momentum, the carrier says, as greater volume from its top 200 customers is locked into end-to-end multiyear contracts.
11 May 2021
Maersk says labor scarcity in India amid COVID-19 lockdowns – particularly truck drivers – has begun to crimp cargo flow out of some port and inland locations even as demand remains relatively steady.
10 May 2021
While OEM suppliers and their transportation providers should expect down lines and slower production to weigh on growth, auto aftermarket suppliers are expecting the opposite. 
10 May 2021
New legislation introduced in Congress would make projects that reduce the carbon footprint of port operations eligible for grants within the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program.
10 May 2021
Strong ocean shipping demand through the traditional slow summer season on the Asia-Europe trade will keep pressure on the container supply chain and support elevated rate levels.
10 May 2021
The importance of integrating rate management capability into a forwarder operating system has driven Descartes to acquire German software maker Portrix, the third such acquisition by a widely used forwarding system in recent years.
10 May 2021
New pollution rules approved by the Southern California air quality regulatory board are expected to add about 3 percent to the cost of warehouse operations in Southern California, but not result in cargo diversions.
07 May 2021
The upward revision to US import projections for peak shipping season sends a message to shippers and ports that tight vessel capacity and marine terminal congestion issues are far from over.
07 May 2021
Stakeholders say fewer working hours during the month of Ramadan and ongoing COVID-19-linked lockdowns have lowered productivity at Chittagong, which has created a vessel queue.
07 May 2021
Breakbulk freight rates are climbing, but uncertainty about new fuels, ship designs, and the long-term strength of the market are holding back orders for new ships.
07 May 2021
BluJay Solutions’ acquisition of a rail transportation management software provider rounds out its solutions for shippers that struggle with coordinating rail shipments with movements in other surface transportation modes.