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09.05.2019

New service fueling Savannah port’s reefer growth

The Seaboard Atlantic Monrovia (above) is the first vessel in a series of new strings transporting refrigerated containers between Savannah and Central America, South America, and […]
09.05.2019

Emergency bunker fuel surcharges returning

  The price of Brent crude, which comprises more than half the world’s traded supply, reached $71.23 in April and this month is at $71.42 per […]
09.05.2019

US retailers signal strong imports despite tariff threats

Container imports at major US ports are projected to rise 3.9 percent in the first half of 2019, according to the NRF’s Global Port Tracker report. […]
09.05.2019

Trans-Pacific carriers secure higher service contract rates

Most beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and NVOs are agreeing to pay higher base rates this year in the hope that container carriers will be less inclined […]
09.05.2019

Blockchain’s potential to avoid freight factoring

Fr8 Network CEO Sloane Brakeville was a founding member of IBM Blockchain Labs and has turned his attention to building a marketplace of blockchain freight applications. […]
09.05.2019

Will domestic intermodal contract pricing hold?

While domestic intermodal providers such as J.B. Hunt and Hub Group say contract rates were up high single-digits, other providers argue there was lost business in […]
09.05.2019

Analyst: Asia-Europe capacity set to outstrip demand

Hapag-Lloyd reported global volume growth of 2.4 percent in the first quarter and a nearly 7 percent rise in Asia-Europe volume. Photo credit: Hapag-Lloyd A new […]
09.05.2019

Climate change already pummeling supply chains

Flooding that began in March is still disrupting transportation across wide swaths of the US Midwest. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The Panama Canal in April instituted draft […]
09.05.2019

US 3PL Transplace plans global expansion

Transplace plans to expand overseas “organically,” though the company will evaluate opportunities to acquire a presence in global markets via M&A. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. DALLAS — […]
08.05.2019

Asia-Europe volumes shrug off slowing economy

Rotterdam’s first-quarter throughput was up 7.3 percent compared with the same period last year. Photo credit: Shutterstock European imports have yet to show any signs of […]