It appears very possible that in the near term, domestic container fleet capacity will be exerting a downward effect on domestic intermodal numbers, and some potential volume could be left on the highway.
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News & Analysis
07 Nov 2017
Based on “back-of-the-envelope” analysis, the capacity of the domestic container fleet was slightly lower this year than during the peak month of November last year.
19 Sep 2017
“What we have seen this first half of this year is a massive reefer container shortage.”
13 Sep 2017
Two of the world’s largest shipping container operators now contribute information to the database, which has more than 1,000 users.
29 Aug 2017
VTG, one of the leading European railcar leasing and rail logistics groups, posted improved second-quarter results.
28 Aug 2017
Singamas returns to profitability as market sentiment improves and box orders flood in.
25 Aug 2017
The web-based platform appears to be the only one of its kind targeting empty capacity globally, whereas the other platforms are either within the United States or Europe.
05 Jul 2017
The acquisition of Paris-based NACCO, Europe’s fourth-largest rail rental group, will boost Hamburg-based VTG’s fleet by 14,000 rail wagons.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.
16 Jun 2017
Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.
14 Jun 2017
US exporters are scrambling to find containers, with some coming up empty-handed.
25 May 2017
Shippers are pessimistic that the situation will improve any time soon.
09 May 2017
A free container database shows how the sharing of electronic information can help the supply chain from BCOs to marine terminals.
01 May 2017
The addition of seven feet and four additional pallet locations to the container means a 13 percent payload increase.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
28 Mar 2017
A decline in production numbers and China regulations on paint look set to limit the availability of containers, which could spell trouble when demand picks up in peak periods.
23 Mar 2017
Russian antitrust authorities raided offices and seized documents Wednesday.
15 Mar 2017
It’s unclear whether the private sector has what it takes to make sensitive matchback solutions sustainable.
08 Mar 2017
US exporters are having a harder time than usual securing containers.
07 Mar 2017
Revenue dipped 4 percent.
03 Mar 2017
Matchback opportunities for shippers in the US heartland are limited by a lack of data.