Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2020
CMA CGM on Dec. 4 will launch Seapriority Express from Yantian to Los Angeles with guaranteed equipment availability and priority loading in China, and chassis availability in Southern California.
07 Oct 2020
The pandemic-induced slowdown in global trade earlier in the year played a role in the marginal improvement in port efficiency since ports had to handle fewer boxes overall, but avoiding landside constraints also helped.
07 Oct 2020
Carriers are riding high on a profitable wave of record rates, surprisingly strong demand, and lower fuel costs, but there is no consensus among analysts and ratings agencies on whether it will be sustainable.
07 Oct 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a discussion with Richard Fattal, chief commercial officer at Zencargo, and Grant Sernick, director of sales and marketing at 3rdwave, on how technology is changing shipment management.
06 Oct 2020
The purchase of Value Logistics gives Forward a bigger intermodal presence in the South-Central distribution hub as freight volumes of all types rise, said CEO Tom Schmitt.
06 Oct 2020
A widely-used drayage management solutions provider has added the truck parking marketplace SecurSpace to help drivers find parking and equipment storage options directly in their transportation management systems.
06 Oct 2020
DCLI is ending contracts with NVOCCs because it believes truckers are better partners in the merchant haulage business, but other chassis providers will not follow suit and plan to keep conducting business with everyone.
06 Oct 2020
The freight broker Transfix is providing small carriers with free standalone operational technology to align their capacity availability with needs from the company’s shipper customers.
06 Oct 2020
How the dueling Vancouver port projects proceed is critical to how the largest Canadian gateway meets the demand for roughly 2 million TEU in capacity within approximately 10 years.
06 Oct 2020
Some of CMA CGM’s regional subsidiaries are now fully operational following last week’s data breach,as the group’s worldwide agency network is being gradually reconnected.
05 Oct 2020
While carriers are deploying extra-loaders and reinstating blank sailings, space in the eastbound trans-Pacific is still lagging demand and equipment in Asia is tight, so US importers are paying premium rates to guarantee priority services.
05 Oct 2020
A substantial increase in heavy truck orders in September begs the question: Who will drive those trucks? Trucking employment is improving, but still down 4.7 percent year over year.
05 Oct 2020
SAL and ex-BBC Chartering CEO Svend Andersen take ownership stakes in Intermarine as Andersen returns to the MPV/HL market.
05 Oct 2020
The data breach that took CMA CGM offline on Sept. 28 continues to disrupt the carrier, which has suspended all access to its e-commerce network.
05 Oct 2020
Giving better volume forecasts to container lines and collaborating with truckload carriers can help shippers when capacity gets tight, but it’s higher rates that lock in the slot space on a vessel or guarantees a trailer load gets picked up when needed.
02 Oct 2020
Monday’s opening of the new Gerald Desmond bridge in Long Beach, part of a massive $4.5 billion capital expenditure program, will provide the immediate benefit of reducing truck turn times.
02 Oct 2020
A private equity group has plunged $500 million into Uber Freight, signaling that longer-term investors believe the business model of digital freight matching will gain traction in the years ahead.
02 Oct 2020
The car trade will soon be back to pre-COVID levels, according to Grimaldi’s CEO, as the company incorporates 17 green, high-tech newbuildings into its ranks and the European vehicle market adapts to green tech and decarbonization.
02 Oct 2020
India port stakeholders -- and carriers -- are expressing frustration over the 14-day quarantine for ships from China, which they say is causing disruption throughout the supply chain.
02 Oct 2020
As East Coast states commit to generating 29,000 MW of offshore electricity by 2035, ports and terminals scramble to position themselves for the coming project cargo boom.
02 Oct 2020
If container shipping rode the wave of China’s emergence, set in motion by the global consensus around trade represented by the creation of the WTO in 1995, the industry must now confront a potentially very different geopolitical future taking shape with almost daily developments chronicling a deterioration in US-China relations.
01 Oct 2020
The new rate differential tracked by DAT chief scientist Chris Caplice is rising at a faster pace, a sign that shippers will see a greater increase in truckload contract rates.
01 Oct 2020
The Port of Virginia’s year over year volume rose in September for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, with truck turn times still less than 40 minutes on average but elevated rail container dwelling.
01 Oct 2020
Three large container lines say most of their available capacity is in use as demand in the US rises, but shippers still fret about finding space on a ship.
01 Oct 2020
One of the world’s leading global forwarders will work with shippers of LCL cargo to reduce the transport emissions of their ocean freight to zero.
01 Oct 2020
The IMO is the second high profile maritime industry victim to fall prey to cyber hackers this week.
01 Oct 2020
Mounting congestion at marine terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach is adding to the woes of importers who have already been contending with shortages of equipment, warehouse workers and truck capacity.
01 Oct 2020
After focusing on understanding the systems of carriers and ensuring that NYSHEX fits into their systems, the focus is shifting toward making its platform more attractive to shippers, specifically retailers.
30 Sep 2020
Forwarding software providers continue to partner in ways that create broader value than single applications are able to, the latest example being Portrix and Freightender connecting rate and tender management solutions.
30 Sep 2020
Shippers moving to mini-bids as truck capacity tightens need more detailed and near-real-time data to match freight lanes and tractor-trailers.
30 Sep 2020
Access to container status information remains affected in the wake of the CMA CGM cyber attack, with a visibility provider saying containers booked by the carrier can only be tracked if the bookings occurred before the disruption.
30 Sep 2020
The rush to ship ahead of China’s Golden Week elevates rates on the Asia-Europe trades to levels not seen for a long time.
30 Sep 2020
Retailers are partnering with gig delivery platforms to compete against Amazon and secure additional last-mile capacity during the holiday season.
30 Sep 2020
Maersk and MSC do not believe demand on the trans-Atlantic through the fourth quarter will be strong enough to support four Europe-North America loops.
30 Sep 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a one-on-one conversation with Chris Caplice, executive director at the MIT Center of Transportation & Logistics and chief scientist at DAT Solutions.
29 Sep 2020
If Zim Integrated Shipping Services pursues an initial public offering, it would be the carrier’s fourth attempt since 2008. Weak financial performance and challenging industry conditions scuppered past attempts.