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04.04.2019

Australian dockworkers call off DP World strike

A 24-hour stoppage was averted at the Sydney terminal April 4 after a ceasefire deal was reached. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Dockworkers belonging to the Maritime Union […]
04.04.2019

Brazil truck strike spurs intermodal surge

Brado, Brazil’s largest freight rail operator, saw container shipments skyrocket 75 percent year over year to 280,000 TEU in 2018 and is expecting another 20 percent […]
04.04.2019

Port truckers battle over ‘detention’ pay

Average turn times at the Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal have dropped from 55 minutes last year to 48 minutes over the past eight weeks, according […]
03.04.2019

Mexico’s new HOS rule driving up truck rates

New hours-of-service regulations in Mexico have reduced the time truck drivers can be behind the wheel to no more than 14 hours a day, with mandated […]
03.04.2019

Terminal 5 lease approval triggers Sea-Tac expansion

A $300 million investment will allow the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 to handle 14,000-TEU mega-ships and enhance intermodal rail service to Chicago and the Midwest. […]
03.04.2019

PE firm reacquires GlobalTranz nine months after selling

Phoenix-based freight broker and third-party logistics provider GlobalTranz has more than 25,000 customers and a network of 34,000 carriers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. GlobalTranz has been acquired […]
03.04.2019

Private equity to fuel Truckstop.com expansion

The wave of private equity investment aimed at transportation technology has hit the truckload spot market, with ICONIQ Capital buying a majority stake in Truckstop.com for […]
03.04.2019

EU bolsters freight rail as roadway reform stalls

Building on its intermodal links, Europe’s rail freight industry is working on increasing its market share of continental cargo transport. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Railroads’ long-running battle […]
03.04.2019

Chinese tariffs won’t stop US resin export wave

Unexpected domestic demand sapped some of the strength of resin exports last year, but analysts and transport providers are expecting an acceleration of outbound shipments in […]
03.04.2019

Global union joins fight against LA terminal automation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are looking to derail an APM Terminals plan to deploy unmanned straddle carriers […]