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Norfolk Southern adds to Southeast intermodal capacity with new cranes

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 31, 2023, 4:02 PM EST

Norfolk Southern’s plan to bring more capacity to its international intermodal business this year has kicked off with new cranes enabling the stacking of marine containers at its Austell ramp in Georgia.
Container shippingNorth American portsNorth-American railIntermodal providers

Asia-Europe spot rates soften to pre-pandemic levels

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Jan 31, 2023, 2:14 PM EST

Carriers have entered 2023 with too much supply and not enough demand on the Asia-Europe trade, with rates continuing their downward spiral through January.
Container shippingContainer linesAsia-Europe

Savannah aims for more cold-chain cargo with new reefer racks

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 31, 2023, 1:29 PM EST

The Port of Savannah says plans for additional reefer rack capacity will add to its market share for cold chain imports coming into the US Southeast and Gulf Coast.
Container shippingNorth American portsCool Cargoes

ONE cuts profit forecast on persistent market weakness

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Jan 31, 2023, 11:32 AM EST

The first 2022 financial results from ocean container carriers are filtering in, revealing the impact of collapsing rates and demand on profitability levels.
Container shippingContainer linesPortsAsia-EuropeTrans-Pacific

Magaya gets cash infusion to fuel customs-led international growth

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 31, 2023, 10:25 AM EST

The software arms race taking place in the global forwarding space shows no signs of relenting, with Miami-based Magaya getting growth capital to fuel its international ambitions.
ForwardingLogistics technology

Spread between East, West coast ocean spot rates returns to pre-pandemic levels

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 30, 2023, 5:11 PM EST

The premium rate that importers had been paying to ship Asian imports through the US East Coast has dropped considerably over the past few months, allowing the spread between East and West coast spot rates to narrow to pre-pandemic levels.
MaritimeContainer shippingNorth American portsTrans-Pacific

Ro/ro executive Batista joins GPA as port gears up for expansion

Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift | Jan 30, 2023, 3:22 PM EST

A long-time ro/ro executive with Wallenius Wilhelmsen will shift his focus to container BCOs in a new position with the Georgia Ports Authority.
Breakbulk shippingRo/ro cargo

FMC drops bid to use OSRA-22 for emergency data sharing

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 30, 2023, 2:59 PM EST

A Federal Maritime Commission member’s attempt to force marine terminals and ocean carriers to share more data under OSRA-22 has ended with the normalization of the ocean freight market.
Transport, trade and regulationContainer shippingPorts

Investors fuel drayage software provider PortPro with $12 million in funding

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 27, 2023, 2:49 PM EST

Investors see drayage as an area rife for technological improvement, with software provider PortPro the latest startup to secure funding to empower port truckers.
Logistics technologyTruckingPortsDrayage

NY-NJ marine terminals offering up more data to improve truck flow

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 27, 2023, 1:29 PM EST

Last year’s container surge prompted a harder look at information sharing for container availability and port operations, which New York-New Jersey marine terminals are responding to with new data.
Transport, trade and regulationContainer shippingNorth American ports

ILWU 'sending message’ to West Coast terminals as contract talks drag on

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 27, 2023, 11:42 AM EST

West Coast stakeholders are speaking up against the ILWU, saying contract-related job actions taken by longshoremen are impeding their ability to take delivery of containers at key ports.
Longshore laborContainer shippingNorth American portsTrans-Pacific

Sealand, Hamburg Sud names to disappear in broad Maersk rebranding

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Jan 27, 2023, 11:18 AM EST

Maersk’s move to integrate brands comes days after the carrier and Mediterranean Shipping Co. announced plans to end their 2M alliance and the recent appointment of a new A P Moller - Maersk executive board that starts work on Feb. 1.
MaritimeContainer shippingContainer lines

Project cargo outlook brightening for Port of New Orleans

Autumn Cafiero Giusti, Special Correspondent | Jan 27, 2023, 10:49 AM EST

Even as breakbulk volumes ebb from their pandemic highs, several mega-projects planned for South Louisiana are expected to keep project cargo moving at the Port of New Orleans.
Energy projectsBreakbulk shippingNorth American portsProject cargo

Truckers urge single appointment system across Southern California port complex

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 26, 2023, 4:35 PM EST

As federal and state laws aim to make per diem charges more transparent, California trucking groups say a unified appointment system across the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex would go a long way toward that goal.
Transport, trade and regulationContainer shippingNorth American ports

FourKites aims to turbocharge shipper analytics efforts

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 26, 2023, 2:18 PM EST

The need for shippers to contextualize freight status data led visibility provider FourKites to build a data connectivity tool for enterprise shippers.
Container shippingLogistics technologyTruckingPortsSupply Chain

Consistent vessel service key to Port NOLA cargo recovery: officials

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 26, 2023, 9:38 AM EST

After a 2022 in which skipped calls dragged down volumes at the Port of New Orleans while neighboring Gulf Coast gateways saw booming import growth, officials are hoping a return to steady vessel schedules will help entice shippers back to the port.
Container shippingContainer linesNorth American ports

Cargo lull in 2023 will allow NY-NJ to improve fluidity: port chief

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 5:17 PM EST

The director of the Port of New York and New Jersey has laid out priorities for 2023 that she says will ensure its future growth and ability to maintain market share.
MaritimeContainer shippingMarine terminalsContainer linesNorth American ports

Freightos goes public on NASDAQ in first measure of logistics tech value

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 5:00 PM EST

Freightos’ public listing on the NASDAQ will be the first test of how public investors value one of the more prominent logistics technology companies to emerge over the past decade.
ForwardingAir CargoContainer shippingLogistics technologySupply ChainAir cargo forwardingAir cargo carriers

MSC, Maersk to end 2M Alliance amid divergent strategies on ocean capacity

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 4:54 PM EST

The move raises questions whether the carriers will seek new alliance partners, potentially setting off another round of musical chairs involving the other two networks, THE Alliance and the Ocean Alliance.
Container linesAsia-EuropeTrans-PacificTrans-Atlantic

Hapag-Lloyd buys large stake in Indian ports operator J M Baxi

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 1:31 PM EST

Hapag-Lloyd’s focus on port-to-port shipping includes pursuing ownership stakes in marine terminal operations, with the acquisition of a 40 percent share of Indian ports operator J M Baxi the latest example.
Container linesInternational ports