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20.05.2019

Cargo equipment back in the tariff crosshairs

Port officials worry placing a 25 percent tariff on cranes, which cost $10 million to $15 million each,will slow investments in terminal upgrades. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
20.05.2019

More rain needed to avoid Panama Canal draft limit crunch

Since the opening of the locks, the average size of container ships traversing the canalhas risen 14 percent on a compound annual growth rate between fiscal […]
20.05.2019

US surface freight contraction deepens in spring

The Cass Freight Shipments Index has dropped for five straight months, and other indicators spell trouble for US transport operators as well. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US […]
17.05.2019

Vancouver works to head off rising port trucker tension

Regulations contained in last month’s B.C. Container Trucking Commissioner’s Rate and Remuneration report call for a 2 percent pay increase and a new $25 fee for […]
17.05.2019

Authorities work to settle JNPT inter-terminal rail dispute

  Effective May 15, a fee of Rs. 400 (about $6) per TEU would apply on non-BMCT inland containers connecting at its railhead and are to […]
17.05.2019

J.B. Hunt licensed as NVOCC, forwarder

The Federal Maritime Commission has authorized J.B. Hunt as a non-vessel operating common carrier. A source told JOC.com that J.B. Hunt obtained the license to have […]
17.05.2019

NY-NJ drayage drivers oppose latest truck ban

The largest trucking group in the Port of New York and New Jersey has expressed concern at the impact on the drayage fleet of a proposed […]
17.05.2019

Tariff hikes send trans-Pacific air freight rates soaring

Trans-Pacific air cargo rates are up as forwarders report rising interest from shippers spooked by the US-China trade war. Photo credit: Shutterstock Air cargo rates between […]
17.05.2019

Shippers warned to plan for more US-Mexico border congestion

Truck congestion at the US-Mexico border has eased, but could recur as migrants continue to head toward the US. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com Business is returning to […]
16.05.2019

Maersk’s inland move builds on integrator strategy

Maersk Line is absorbing a collection of 36 landside business units with 100 locations currently operated by APM Terminals in the latest move toward becoming an […]