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26.04.2019

MPV/HL rates buck gloomy outlook

Toepfer’s Multipurpose Index (TMI), which tracks charter rates for MPV/HL vessels, jumped 2.6 percent sequentially and 5.9 percent year over year in April. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
25.04.2019

Big US truckload operators drive profits despite slowing volume

Despite gloomy freight economy indicators, publicly owned truckload carriers are rolling into the second quarter with stronger bottom-line profits. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com The largest US truckload […]
25.04.2019

New plants put Savannah on track to double resin exports

Plastic Express will be opening a plant to package resins and export 25,000 containers out of Savannah in 2020. Photo credit: Ari Ashe The port of […]
25.04.2019

CMA CGM enters instant quoting fray

CMA CGM is only the third liner carrier to offer instant quotes through its own website, following similar initiatives by Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
25.04.2019

Global container growth forecast to rebound

Global container volume increased by 4 percent to 146.4 million TEU, but that was down from the 5.6 percent growth recorded the previous year. Photo credit: […]
25.04.2019

K+N throws down guaranteed transit gauntlet

Kuehne + Nagel’s KN Pledge offers shippers with a money-back guarantee for failure to hit pre-established transit times on port-to-port or door-to-door container shipments. Photo credit: […]
25.04.2019

Trucker strike threat stokes Brazil shipper fears

Risk management consultancy Resolution 360 is advising shippers in Brazil to prepare contingency plans in the event of another truck driver blockade. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Shippers […]
25.04.2019

Knight-Swift profits in ‘less robust’ US trucking market

Despite a «less robust» marketplace in the first quarter, Knight-Swift and its subsidiaries improved profitability significantly, with fewer tractors and less revenue. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com. A […]
25.04.2019

LA-LB container dwells edge toward normalcy

Average container dwell times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell to 2.68 days in March, but remain above the three-year average of […]
24.04.2019

Buffalo inland port to provide NY-NJ relief valve

Two inland ports tied to the Port of New York and New Jersey by rail could help get trucks off the road but, if completed, they […]