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26.06.2019

‘Painfully slow’ US freight market growth predicted

US manufacturing growth has dropped since the beginning of 2019, constricting freight flow and threatening imports and exports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The […]
26.06.2019

Employers ratify ILWU Canada contract for Vancouver, Prince Rupert

Contract negotiations between ILWU Canada and BCMEA had been underway since before the previous contract expired in March 2018. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Waterfront employers in Western […]
26.06.2019

Blockchain viewed as option in minimizing container ship fires

About one-quarter of all serious incidents onboard container ships are attributable to mis-declared cargo, according to the Cargo Incident Notification System. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Can blockchain […]
26.06.2019

Major ocean carriers falling short of IMO goals

Poor finances and structural inefficiencies have impeded technological investments for ocean carriers, resulting in significant setbacks to reaching the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 emissions reduction […]
25.06.2019

ILWU’s goal for terminal automation: worker training

The ILWU has asked the Los Angeles City Council to veto the harbor commission’s approval of APM’s construction permit, but since automation at North American ports […]
25.06.2019

NY-NJ eyes near-port rail projects to boost cargo fluidity

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Conrail are working on ways to improve fluidity on rail tracks outside the port terminals now […]
25.06.2019

Carriers put $500 GRI on China to ECSA despite new capacity

A General Rate Increase of between $400 and $500 per TEU on the southbound leg of the Far East to ECSA route is being imposed by […]
25.06.2019

Tariffs push carriers to expand services from Southeast Asia

Trans-Pac carriers move aggressively to expand weekly service offerings from Southeast Asia in response to 25 percent Trump administration tariffs on imports from China. However, the […]
25.06.2019

Air cargo volume, rates in tailspin

Slack demand and the ongoing US-China trade war is behind an 11.5 percent drop in spot market freight rates in the past six weeks from China/Hong […]
25.06.2019

Survey favors Halifax expansion over new construction

Port of Halifax officials fear that if the port does not increase its ability to handle big vessels soon that ocean carriers could opt to stop […]