Modest US import growth forecast over record 2018

The NRF-Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker projects US containerized imports will increase 0.3 percent in June, 1.1 percent in July, and 3.3 percent in August. Photo […]

Maersk: India container trade bucking gloomy global outlook

Adding inland waterway container service is the latest in a series of steps Maersk Line has taken to expand its supply chain reach in India. Photo […]

Shippers urged to share value of visibility

Sensor-based visibility products can drive more potential value for shippers than previous EDI-based versions, but carriers are often compelled to provide data to dozens of individual […]

MSC levies war risk surcharge on Venezuela-bound cargo

Mediterranean Shipping Co. has become the first to impose a war risk surcharge on all cargo shipped to Venezuelan ports, including Maracaibo (above). Photo credit: […]

India drops second bid for Chabahar operator

Only 225 TEU of cargo moved through India’s assets at Chabahar in the first quarter of this year, down sharply from 50,410 TEU for all of […]

Spotlight on cargo fluidity for new Mexico customs head

Shippers will be watching the new Mexican Customs Administrator for signs that he can improve the system and speed up the flow of cargo into the […]

China crackdown on waste hurts paper, forest industry

Exports from the US paper and forest products industry fell 3.9 percent in 2018, to 1.2 million TEU. Photo credit: It has been a turbulent […]

Automation, appointments lowering truck turn times at USWC ports

Long Beach Container Terminal had an average truck turn time of 32 minutes in May, best in the harbor. Photo credit: Ports in California are […]

Tariffs shift sourcing, but food and drink shippers keep evolving

The need to eat creates stability for food shippers, tariffs or no tariffs. Photo credit: There is never a shortage of things for shippers to […]

Port fluidity seen in Canada cargo portal plan

Cargo fluidity through the Port of Vancouver and other Canadian ports could be improved with a portal through which users could share information, a top Hapag-Lloyd […]