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08.05.2019

Shippers, truckers wringing out new US capacity

Shippers are looking for opportunities to profit from the loosening of truck capacity and decline in spot rates, while keeping an eye on the economic horizon. […]
08.05.2019

India cabotage reform boosting transshipment

Domestic transshipment volume at Indian ports grew 12 percent month over month to 106,273 TEU in March, the highest monthly volume since the cabotage liberalization. Photo […]
08.05.2019

Softening US truck market resets battle for domestic freight

Spot truckload rates have declined more than 15 percent year over year so far in 2019, bringing them back to 2017 levels, according to DAT Solutions. […]
08.05.2019

ILWU Canada urges members to vote for strike authorization

Even if the ILWU Canada local votes in favor of a strike authorization, existing labor rules require the union to give 72 hours notice before any […]
07.05.2019

Panama Canal draft restrictions limiting container ship loadings

The Panama Canal is facing a brutal dry season and has draft restrictions in place. Not a good position to be in considering that it takes […]
07.05.2019

Managing trade in a challenging ‘new normal’

Considering the breadth of international trade developments over the last few years, it is easy to conclude that constant change is the new normal. Import tariffs, […]
07.05.2019

Carriers warn of blank sailings tied to low-sulfur fuel

Shipping executives expect carriers to spread the dry-docking process out over two to three months and rotate in idle vessels to minimize the impact on schedule […]
07.05.2019

On-demand warehousing nabs more funding

Venture capital investors are betting that more variability in inventory levels will lead shippers to view flexible contract logistics options as a useful option. Photo credit: […]
07.05.2019

Ulrichs named CCO of BBC Chartering

The BBC Zarate discharges steel pipe at the Port of New Orleans. Photo credit: Port of New Orleans. Ulrich Ulrichs has been named chief commercial officer […]
07.05.2019

NY-NJ truckers anxious over ‘congestion’ toll

Truck drivers delivering retail goods and food into New York City say that any fee for entering a new «congestion pricing» zone will end up in […]