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09 Jul 2020
Imports from Asia and China rebounded in June as a number of US retailers reopened, but consumer demand could pull back later this summer if stores are forced to close again due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
24 Jan 2020
Sponsored: Georgia Ports' COO Ed McCarthy summarizes his JOC Inland Distribution Conference panel on the factors shifting cargo to the East Coast and the evolution of logistics hubs.
CN taking more hands-on approach to create ‘Prince Rupert’ of the east
24 Jan 2020
CN’s new approach to developing the ports of Halifax and Quebec comes after its limited success in growing intermodal volumes out of the Port of Montreal.
Port of Mobile, ro-ro partners commit to new terminal
24 Jan 2020
Grupo Murchison and Neltume Ports have formed a joint venture to operate the Port of Mobile’s new ro-ro terminal, expected to open in early 2021.
24 Jan 2020
Port of New Orleans Commercial Director Janine Mansour joins JOC's Janet Nodar to announce the return of the Breakbulk an
23 Jan 2020
Supply chain technology providers tell JOC.com logistics practitioners are more interested in automating specific processes than pure self-service models for procuring and managing freight.
23 Jan 2020
Space constraints at Amsterdam Schiphol continue to hold back cargo volume growth crucial to the airport’s role as a European gateway.
DP World seeks stake in Russia’s Fesco
23 Jan 2020
DP World, in a letter to Russian regulators seeking to buy a stake in intermodal transport group Fesco, said it would invest $350 million in the Vladivostok seaport and expand the company’s railcar fleet.
23 Jan 2020
A strike by French dockworkers this week is causing severe disruption to carrier schedules as port calls to Le Havre and Marseilles-Fos are cut.
BluJay, project44 team up in latest TMS-visibility partnership
23 Jan 2020
The trend of TMS vendors partnering with ancillary visibility and capacity providers continues apace, this time with BluJay Solutions creating an integration with Chicago-based visibility provider project44.
23 Jan 2020
As India continues its transparency push for logistics costs, regulators are turning an eye toward the pricing practices followed by carriers for container yard-to-container yard shipments.
22 Jan 2020
The fate of two high-profile challenges to California’s worker classification bill known as AB5 boil down to an argument the trucking industry has used in the past — federal preemption of state and local attempts to regulate interstate commerce.
22 Jan 2020
Zeamarine sheds its most modern ships as United Group strengthens its position in a slowly improving market.
22 Jan 2020
The world’s two largest container makers issued profit warnings Wednesday, citing the US-China trade war for a bleak 2019 financial picture.
22 Jan 2020
Container cargo growth at the 10 busiest ports on the US East Coast in the first 11 months of 2019 fell to its lowest level since 2016 as the US-China trade war and slowing global economic growth dampened demand.
22 Jan 2020
Indications that the US manufacturing sector is improving, rather than deteriorating, could point to more freight demand and truck shipments this spring, especially for LTL carriers.
22 Jan 2020
The freight market has returned closer to equilibrium between shippers and truckers than last year, but a murky middle persists over whether business conditions will flip toward carriers later this year.
22 Jan 2020
APL Logistics is providing a visibility product that mingles its ability to connect directly to carriers across modes with its “boots on the ground” to fill in gaps in data completeness and timeliness.
Cosco’s $1 billion profit forecast for 2019 includes LBCT sale
22 Jan 2020
It has been a good year for Cosco Shipping, with seemingly no ill effects from the US-China trade war or slowing economies around the world.
21 Jan 2020
New Jersey’s effort to crack down on what it sees as the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees continued Monday with the signing of six classification bills.
21 Jan 2020
As we prepare for the 20th anniversary of TPM, the track record shows little has changed in the past two decades in terms of the focus of container shipping contracts evolving from price to service.
21 Jan 2020
The migration of North American import cargo from west to east has been accelerating, a trend that could have negative implications for Inland Point Intermodal (IPI).
21 Jan 2020
The new year has hardly gotten off to a quiet start for shippers using DP World’s four Australian terminals as industrial action by dock workers and an increase in port charges has thrown up fresh challenges.
21 Jan 2020
The price of low-sulfur fuel has risen sharply in January, with the volatility exceeding expectations.
21 Jan 2020
Economic uncertainty eases, but overcapacity and changes in fleet makeup continue to pressure the MPV/HL sector.
21 Jan 2020
India continues its march to bring transparency and efficiency to logistics costs, with the latest move allowing shippers to bypass carriers when settling terminal handling charges.
20 Jan 2020
Decarbonizing global shipping comes with a huge price tag, but much of the costs will be required in landside infrastructure investment.
20 Jan 2020
Opponents of the European Commission’s plan to extend Europe’s liner shipping block exemption regulation for another four years have ratcheted up their challenge to the proposal.
17 Jan 2020
The US-China trade war slammed import volumes sufficiently enough in 2019 that imports from Asia experienced their first year-on-year drop since the 2009 global recession.
New services, auto growth to drive Mexican intermodal gains in 2020
17 Jan 2020
Despite Mexico’s sluggish economy, the intermodal sector could see benefits in 2020 from the expected implementation of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement and new rail services.
17 Jan 2020
Dedicated contract carriage, final-mile service, and a digital marketplace helped carry J.B. Hunt through a tough fourth-quarter intermodal and trucking market.
17 Jan 2020
Factories in China close for the lunar new year holidays that begin on Jan. 25, and the high spot rates enjoyed by carriers on the trade are beginning to fall.
17 Jan 2020
German super-heavy carrier SAL announces C-suite additions and a digitization push as the outlook for 2020 stabilizes.
17 Jan 2020
Maersk, tapping its reefer capabilities, has linked up with an Indian ag group on a pilot program designed to boost the carrier’s integrated strategy.
Court grants CTA preliminary injunction in California AB5 case
16 Jan 2020
US District Court Judge Roger Benitez ruled that AB5 is preempted by existing federal statutes, delivering a win for the California Trucking Association and dealing a blow to state lawmakers attempting to restructure the worker classification process for truck drivers.
16 Jan 2020
Any initiative to extend the marine terminal gate hours at the Port of New York and New Jersey would likely need to address the fact that many small and medium-sized warehouses that serve the port operate only during the day.