HMM, Hanjin say US importers staying put as volumes decline

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Aug 19, 2016, 4:21 PM EDT

Hanjin and HMM’s U.S. imports and exports were down in the first half compared with the same period a year ago despite general growth in both.
Container lines

Off-season online sales test final-mile supply, delivery networks

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 19, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT

New online sales events such as Amazon's Prime Day increase demand for last-mile capacity.
Logistics technologyTrucking

US furniture imports saw growth in first half

Grace M. Lavigne, Associate Web Editor | Aug 22, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

Containerized furniture imports into the United States saw growth in the first half of 2014, as a strong number of shipments in the second quarter offset weak volumes in the first quarter.

US footwear imports plunged in first half

Grace M. Lavigne, Associate Web Editor | Aug 21, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

Containerized footwear imports into the United States plummeted in the first half of 2014, although the industry is optimistic sales will pick up in the second half of the year.

After tumultuous first half, US truck rates are poised to rise

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 19, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

Supply chain disruptions caused by extreme winter weather set the stage for truck rate hikes that pushed transportation costs higher in the first half of 2014, and on through July.

US auto parts imports strong in first half

JOC Team | Aug 14, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

Containerized auto parts imports into the United States continued to trend upwards in the first half of 2014, in a market that has seen growth of over 10 percent in the past two years.
Container linesForwarding

Air cargo strong through first half

JOC Team | Aug 13, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Air freight rates are steadily climbing as demand creeps upward, leaving airline heads optimistic about the second half of 2014.
Air cargo carriers

Construction begins on new Suez Canal channel

JOC Team | Aug 11, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

Within days of it being officially announced, work on a second channel of the Suez Canal has apparently already begun and, according to Egyptian authorities, will be completed within a year.

Market recovery in US, Europe gives Asia’s ports solid first half

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Aug 10, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

Asia’s ports reported strengthening of container throughput in the first half as the economic recovery of the U.S. and Europe drove up consumer spending and new export orders flooded into Chinese factories.
International ports

Limited availability of 40-foot marine containers in US interior

JOC Team | Aug 7, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Inland 40-foot container capacity was at a premium in the United States in the first half of 2014, although space is becoming more available as the second half advances.
Intermodal providers

Slideshow: Top stories of the first half of 2014

JOC Team | Aug 1, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

The first half of 2014 saw the start of several stories that will most likely be covering for the next year and perhaps beyond.
ForwardingNorth American portsNorth-American railDrayage

NY-NJ port sets six-month cargo record

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Jul 31, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said port terminals handled record container lifts during the first half of 2014 despite winter storms that produced severe congestion during the year’s first weeks.
North American ports