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12.04.2019

SaaS helping to bring TMS to the masses

Free and low-cost transportation management systems allow small and midsize shippers to achieve the kind of process efficiency that was previously reserved for large-volume, large-budget BCOs. […]
12.04.2019

Will YRC wage hike satisfy Teamsters?

US shippers hope YRC Teamsters accept the company’s proposed contract, which includes an 18 percent wage hike over five years. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Ten years after […]
12.04.2019

UHL adds former Intermarine execs to front office

UHL’s deck carrier Zhi Xian Zhi Xing transported 156 rotor blades from China to Spain early in 2019. Photo credit: UHL. Hamburg-based heavy-lift, heavy-deck carrier United […]
12.04.2019

Panama Canal warns of sharper El Niño draft limits

The Panama Canal Authority has imposed a 45-foot draft restriction on the larger locks able to handle ships with up to 14,800 TEU in capacity, but […]
12.04.2019

Panama Canal: Automation jitters to drive cargo to East Coast

SINGAPORE — The Panama Canal Authority said it expects concerns over a labor backlash to the automation of a Los Angeles marine terminal to spur the […]
12.04.2019

Intermodal falters in Q1, service wanes

Norfolk Southern Railway North American intermodal volume for the first quarter receded for the first time since 2016, while service for international and domestic containers leaving […]
11.04.2019

Spliethoff adds five more ex-HHL ships

Netherlands-based multipurpose carrier Spliethoff added five more ex-Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) vessels to its fleet this month: four P14-type ships and one P8-type vessel. Photo credit: […]
11.04.2019

Infographic: Rolling freight crisis grips Southwest US border

The shift of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resources from cargo to immigration has reduced cargo processing capacity along the border 30-40 percent, according to […]
11.04.2019

LA-LB congestion easing, but empties remain an issue

Imports at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach increased 9.3 percent year over year in September, 16.6 percent in October, 8.4 percent in November, […]
11.04.2019

Port of Virginia expects ‘healthy’ growth in 2019

The Port of Virginia has seen overall container throughput grow 2 percent year over year in the first eight months of the port’s fiscal 2019 year. […]