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28.05.2020

NS on-dock Baltimore yard promises quicker intermodal service

Norfolk Southern Railway moved from an off-site yard into the Port of Baltimore’s on-terminal yard (above) this week. CSX Transportation has used the on-dock yard for […]
28.05.2020

US reopenings spur uptick in spot truck rates

Spot rates picked up in May, especially for refrigerated freight. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The slow, staggered reopening of the US economy is rebalancing trucking demand and […]
28.05.2020

Carriers see rise in booking cancellations, no-shows

Carriers are also contributing to supply chain disruptions by blanking dozens of sailings since April. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As US retailers cancel purchase orders at Asian […]
28.05.2020

DP World addition bolsters TradeLens appeal

DP World has been furthering its own digital ambitions in recent months, including offering self-service online quoting tools for ocean, land, and air freight. Photo credit: […]
27.05.2020

US Q1 containerized ag exports surge on easing of China tariff war

The diversification of overseas markets has sheltered the US ag sector from declining exports to China the past two years. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Total US agricultural […]
27.05.2020

Top US Shippers: China trade war intensifies sourcing shift in household goods

US imports of Chinese-made household goods fell 15.6 percent to 2.46 million TEU in 2019, while volumes from Vietnam jumped 33.6 percent to 681,537 TEU. Photo […]
27.05.2020

New global initiatives maintain drive to decarbonize shipping

An artist’s impression of a «K» Line ship with a Seawing deployed to reduce emissions. Photo credit: «K» Line. Japanese carrier Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, or “K” […]
27.05.2020

Rate gains boost Zim’s first quarter earnings

Zim earnings in the first quarter were lifted by an increase in average freight rates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. An increase in the average freight rate per […]
27.05.2020

Container shipping passes first COVID-19 test as volume fall deepens

While the container shipping industry has held the line in terms of not chasing shrinking volumes by cutting prices, the pressure from declining volumes will only […]
27.05.2020

Salesforce-based software provider takes network approach to PPE production

Suppliers and logistics providers are having to adapt on the fly to new demand for production of protective equipment as countries battle the coronavirus disease 2019 […]