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04 Mar 2021
A group of 24 senators wrote to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in support of its investigation into accusations carriers have been denying export bookings, thereby injuring the US agricultural sector
16 Oct 2020
As shippers and forwarders scramble for effective ways to consume visibility data, software providers are finding new angles to sell their products in a competitive market.
16 Oct 2020
Gulf Stream Marine adds Alabo Street Wharf to its string of US Gulf breakbulk terminals and positions itself to handle out-of-gauge cargo with a focus on transshipment to the Midwest.
16 Oct 2020
Two recent studies show how cheaper rail prices are helping drive port routing changes, and a new JOC analysis of data from the Intermodal Association of North America reveals how significant the shift has been in just five years.
15 Oct 2020
Agricultural shippers in North Dakota will have a new service to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma to export products overseas, which the state’s governor calls a game-changer.
15 Oct 2020
The project grants are part of the US Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program, with funds going to 18 projects, almost half of which are earmarked for “opportunity zones” in economically distressed communities.
15 Oct 2020
Container allocation capability among cargo owners is improving, but digital procurement is still not all that common, logistics technology veteran Martin Hubert told JOC Uncharted this week.
15 Oct 2020
Long-haul trucking faces fiercer competition for truck drivers in the future and a shrinking pool of qualified driver candidates, ATA’s chief economist told the 2020 Transplace Shipper Symposium.
15 Oct 2020
On the same day Hapag-Lloyd upped its financial outlook, Moody’s Investors Service raised the carrier’s credit rating by one notch, with a stable outlook.
15 Oct 2020
Newly released data shows the disruptive extent of unexpectedly high demand on the major trades out of China, with cargo rollovers continuing across Asia’s main transshipment ports.
15 Oct 2020
Europe’s second-busiest container port has reported limited impact from COVID-19 on its nine-month throughput, with demand increasing in the third quarter.
15 Oct 2020
TradeLens said Thursday that Maersk’s liner competitors MSC and CMA CGM are both “fully integrated” into the platform, which could make it more appealing for cargo owners and 3PLs to use the blockchain-based solution.
14 Oct 2020
Services featuring expedited transit times and premium cargo handling continue to gain popularity in the booming trade between China and Los Angeles-Long Beach.
14 Oct 2020
The long run-up in spot market truckload rates and truck freight demand may be reaching its peak, but don’t expect a quick descent, speakers at the Transplace Shipper Symposium said Wednesday.
14 Oct 2020
The rise in oversized items such as furniture and appliances purchased online has resulted in the need for reverse logistics processes to manage not only returns, but also resales and other disposal options.
14 Oct 2020
Austin-based software provider E2open, which caters to large global shippers and their logistics providers, is set to be pulled into a special purpose acquisition company, a new financial vehicle to expedite the process of taking companies public.
14 Oct 2020
A huge volume of imports from China that was concentrated mostly in Los Angeles and Long Beach produced a banner month for the Southern California port complex in September.
14 Oct 2020
Carriers are seeking equipment surcharges or premium service charges as Indian shippers scramble to secure outbound vessel space in a market that is seeing more exports than imports.
14 Oct 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a discussion with Freightgate CEO Martin Hubert who will discuss, among other things, why he considers dynamic routing the “holy grail” of international logistics technology capability.
13 Oct 2020
An analysis of shipper transaction data shows a marked slowing of spot market rate hikes in September after a turbulent summer, perhaps pumping the brakes on the rise of contract rates
13 Oct 2020
China Navigation Company creates Swire Projects to take advantage of an improving outlook for the project market and brings aboard three ex-Zeamarine executives.
13 Oct 2020
Volatility in the air freight market is translating into lower quote acceptance levels and growth in the spread between average quotes offered and those chosen by shippers, the spot procurement marketplace Cargobase said.
13 Oct 2020
The former head of SAL Heavy Lift’s marine projects will lead the chartering team at global forwarder DSV, which is handling global logistics for wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.
13 Oct 2020
The sustained recovery of demand across its major markets, combined with effective cost-cutting measures, have driven Maersk to once again ramp up its full-year guidance.
12 Oct 2020
This year’s peak season promises to be tumultuous, but 2021 could be just as difficult for shippers as 2020.
12 Oct 2020
Owing to California’s strict environmental requirements, as well as standards for the region outlined in the federal Clean Air Act, the ability of Los Angeles and Long Beach to expand their infrastructure and grow cargo volumes depends on achieving emissions-reduction goals.
12 Oct 2020
While the US small parcel market is dominated by FedEx and UPS, Amazon Logistics has emerged as a major last-mile player due to its rapidly increasing delivery capacity.
12 Oct 2020
Interest among carriers in smart containers and improved cargo visibility has grown in recent years, and now the pace is quickening as carriers show more willingness to listen to customer demands for improved service and visibility.
12 Oct 2020
CMA CGM appears to finally be on top of the cyber attack that took the carrier offline for two weeks and disrupted its global online network.
09 Oct 2020
Technology providers in the logistics industry are gearing their solutions around shippers’ need to think of product availability above freight visibility as demand and supply variability swing beyond normal patterns.
09 Oct 2020
Shippers are modifying their approach to truckload contracting, using more short-term “mini-bids” than ever before and turning to technology to improve a process that often breaks down when market prices swing quickly.
09 Oct 2020
Svend Andersen comes out of retirement to take a stake in the US-based carrier Intermarine and explore new trade possibilities in the Americas.
09 Oct 2020
The ongoing trend toward online shopping that accelerated due to COVID-19 lockdowns in the second quarter could be a death knell for thousands of retailers unable handle the growing e-commerce volume.
09 Oct 2020
The extreme volatility in demand on the two main east-west container shipping trades is severely testing containerized supply chains.
08 Oct 2020
As capacity tightens at the US-Mexico border, truckload carrier CFI is building a series of consolidation centers to expand its efforts to capture Mexico-bound less-than-truckload freight and provide shippers with more capacity.