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30.01.2019

US truckload contract and spot rates diverge

This stark rates dichotomy within the truckload industry is directly tied to shipping patterns. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As 2019 begins, the truckload market is a story […]
30.01.2019

Spring capacity injection gives Asia-Europe price edge

The injection of vessels comes as demand growth of Asia-Europe westbound volume slows. (Above: Rotterdam port.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Shippers will be able to use widening […]
30.01.2019

US shipments of wind power equipment soar

Several US ports, many in the Gulf, are expecting a surge in wind cargo during the next 24 months. (Above: A wind farm in the United […]
30.01.2019

US petrochemical market grapples with tariffs

The US petrochemical buildout is driven by the availability of cheap ethane. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Thanks to cheap shale gas, the US Gulf Coast has seen […]
30.01.2019

Service cools Mexico’s refrigerated rail potential

The perception of poor service reliability in Mexico and a recent uptick in train robberies have kept intermodal’s share of refrigerated cargo moved domestically, across the […]
30.01.2019

LA-LB port congestion shows signs of ebbing

Container and chassis dwell times in Los Angeles-Long Beach edged lower in December. (Above: The Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Container and chassis dwell […]
30.01.2019

Storm to compound Chicago rail congestion

BNSF has been able to move containers out of its Logistics Park Chicago terminal, but it is no longer accepting empty containers there. Draymen said there […]
30.01.2019

Oakland portal to post current truck turn times

Above: Trucks lined-up at the Port of Oakland. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. In a development that increases visibility into trucker turn-times in a near real-time environment, the […]
29.01.2019

US intermodal rail in ‘fight for flexibility’

The echo of that “ELD impact” still reverberates deep in the supply chain, in warehouses, at port terminals, and in intermodal yards. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. ATLANTA […]
29.01.2019

Squeezed margins drive forwarding M&A activity

European forwarders are poised for rapid consolidation in an attempt to blunt ocean carriers from encroaching on their business. (Above: a DSV truck travels in Germany.) […]