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23.01.2019

New Pecem service aids northern Brazil shippers

“The VDC to Pecem shuttle is a feedering service for a feeder service,” said Mark Juzwiak, head of institutional affairs for Aliança Navegação, the Brazilian-flag coastal […]
23.01.2019

Index signals weak MPV/HL demand

Toepfer Transport’s multipurpose index nudged up just 1 percent, to $7,593 per day in January from $7,518 per day in December, confirming weak growth in an […]
23.01.2019

Venture capital focuses on tech for big BCOs

The $97 million Los Angeles-based NEXT Trucking received this week, which pushed its total funding to about $125 million, reflects venture capital’s (VC’s)  shifting attention from […]
23.01.2019

India eyes spring for electronic manifest rule start

India customs authorities have held public information sessions at various port locations to provide industry stakeholders with more insights into the new digital program. Photo credit: […]
23.01.2019

Long tail of US chassis shortage snaps shippers

An ‘unpredictable’ influx of tariff-related freight has constricted chassis supply, emphasizing the need for new solutions. (Above: Chassis at the Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: […]
23.01.2019

New fees spark US truck turn cost debate

Street turns eliminate unnecessary congestion on highways and in terminals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The decision by several ocean carriers to independently begin charging fees for so-called […]
22.01.2019

Software offers fast route to digitized freight data

Brown said that forwarders want data in a globally recognized standard, but there really isn’t one beyond electronic data interchange (EDI). Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. On the […]
22.01.2019

Q&A: US importers voice 2019 expectations

The pressures, from higher tariffs on US imports and exports to historically tight US truckload capacity, are showing little signs of letting up in 2019, posing […]
22.01.2019

E-commerce pushing US trucking to up its game

The most significant new pressure driving change in the industry, in my opinion, is the e-commerce and traditional retailers who have quietly and substantively rewritten the […]
21.01.2019

Cascade of capacity cuts to mark Asia-Europe trade

The 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC and the Ocean Alliance are almost neck and neck with capacity market share on the Asia-Europe trade. Photo credit: […]