Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

News & Analysis

22 Jan 2021
Despite an acceleration in COVID-19 cases among longshoremen in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waterfront employers say there are enough general dockworkers to handle near-record container volumes, although a shortage of trained equipment operators is a problem.
11 Nov 2020
If creditors reject the restructuring and PIL is liquidated, it could be the biggest container line failure since the collapse of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping in 2016, although its impact is likely to be significantly less.
11 Nov 2020
UPS and FedEx networks have been put to the test this year due to COVID-19 related lockdowns and social distancing requirements.
11 Nov 2020
The world greeted news of a potential vaccine with relief, but the supply chain logistics required to transport doses at extreme temperatures will be daunting.
11 Nov 2020
For some DHL Global Supply Chain’s contract logistics customers, they had no choice but to create new and expand existing channels as lockdowns shuttered brick-and-mortar stores.
11 Nov 2020
JOC’s Intermodal Savings Index fell on the spot market and rose on the contract market in the third quarter, a trend that is likely to persist through the end of 2020.
11 Nov 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a discussion with Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, who will share how collaborative robotics is giving DHL an agility that dwarfs last decade’s wave of automation.
11 Nov 2020
Many of Cochin’s competitive disadvantages are rooted in the high level of port call charges that carriers face there, which DP World estimates are roughly 60 percent higher for mainline calls.
10 Nov 2020
US imports from Asia increased more than 10 percent in October, with forwarders forecasting only a modest slowdown in growth through January
10 Nov 2020
Ocean Network Express’ forecast for a highly profitable financial year is an example of the incredible pricing power being exerted by the carriers right now.
10 Nov 2020
German integrator DHL is expecting the strong earnings momentum generated in the third quarter to continue through the end of the year.
10 Nov 2020
Multi-purpose carrier G2 Ocean's African and Indian semi-liner breakbulk services, established just as COVID-19 exploded, are flourishing despite lockdowns.
10 Nov 2020
The NY-NJ rail increase is being felt most in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where APM Terminals and Maher Terminals operate facilities and where rail lifts are up 8.4 percent.
10 Nov 2020
Cyber attacks on companies in the global logistics industry are an ever-present threat, but container lines and software providers say hosting systems in the cloud helps combat the threat and aid in recovery.
09 Nov 2020
Ray-Mont Logistics on Wednesday will open a transload terminal at the Port of Seattle, providing customers with integrated logistics services at the facility.
09 Nov 2020
Retailers say the record peak season of 2020 will be followed by lower year-over-year import growth in the next few months, with the strength of the US economic recovery next year dependent on progress controlling coronavirus disease 2019.
09 Nov 2020
Small package optimization and analytics firm ShipMatrix is launching a third-party, non-asset package management service to tap US Postal Service capacity for e-commerce shippers.
09 Nov 2020
A short-sea sailing on Oct. 20 marked the first cabotage shipment on the Montreal-Toronto route since the early 1980s, while DP World plans to expand its short-sea network in the greater Vancouver area.
09 Nov 2020
The sustained strength in demand on trades out of Asia is keeping rates elevated and placing container availability under intense pressure.
09 Nov 2020
Cloud computing is ubiquitous in the world of commerce, and that’s spread in recent years to container lines, which are using a migration to platforms like Microsoft Azure to develop products quickly and then scale them back without committing resources to a server infrastructure.
06 Nov 2020
Container throughput at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust grew for the first time in six months on a year-over-year basis in October, and volumes hit an all-time high at Mundra Port.
06 Nov 2020
The number of new operating authorities issued to US trucking companies is surging alongside imports, but that doesn’t necessarily mean truckload capacity is increasing.
06 Nov 2020
Evergreen Line’s ad-hoc service, which connects Asia with the US East Coast via the Suez Canal, is helping e-commerce shippers in the greater Baltimore area meet demand, said William P. Doyle, executive director at Maryland Port Administration.
06 Nov 2020
The Asia-Europe trade is currently in the middle of what should be a traditional period of slow demand, but an extended peak season is keeping ships full and rates elevated.
06 Nov 2020
With the entire Southern California supply chain overwhelmed by imports, harbor truckers are asking ocean carriers to suspend detention and demurrage charges until the congestion problems are fixed.
05 Nov 2020
The contract market is improving for F-type 12,500-dwt multipurpose ships, while spot rates remain volatile, according to Toepfer Transport.
05 Nov 2020
An ‘insatiable demand’ for truck capacity and a US loan are helping LTL operator YRC Worldwide expand capacity and intermodal services in the Central-South.
05 Nov 2020
There is no certainty the current strong demand that is keeping rates up on the Asia–Europe trade will continue past Chinese New Year, something that is starting to be reflected in longer-term rates.
05 Nov 2020
Carriers are concentrating efforts on increasing their share of direct business with shippers, but DB Schenker says forwarders offering a wide range of services will always be in the picture.
05 Nov 2020
Rebid freight now or wait for what may be a calmer first quarter? That’s the question US truck shippers face, Echo Global Logistics chairman and CEO Doug Waggoner says.
04 Nov 2020
Trans-Pacific carriers, including those offering premium services, have been unable to fulfill all of their bookings in recent weeks due to the container shortage in Asia.
04 Nov 2020
Matson says e-commerce demand for expedited Asian service will remain high even when the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 recedes.
04 Nov 2020
US agricultural exporters fear that even if they pay higher shipping rates, carriers will still turn down their bookings because liners can generate much higher revenue by using the containers for US imports from Asia.
04 Nov 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a discussion with John Janson, logistics director of SanMar, who will describe how the pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains.
04 Nov 2020
Forwarders are having to rebuild their air cargo logistics infrastructure to compensate for significant cuts in capacity as much of the passenger aircraft fleet will remain grounded through 2021.
04 Nov 2020
Colombo commands the bulk of India’s transshipped volume, especially for trade in and out of the country’s east coast corridor.