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27.05.2020

Produce lifts refrigerated trucking demand, rates

  Rising demand for produce from Mexico and California is spurring spot rate increases. Photo credit: US Customs and Border Protection Agency. Economic green shoots are […]
27.05.2020

Expeditors acquires early digital forwarding entrant Fleet Logistics

Expeditors’ acquisition of Fleet Logistics represents the first time a major incumbent forwarder has acquired a so-called «digital forwarder.» Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Expeditors International on Tuesday […]
26.05.2020

Software providers aim to arm Asia logistics network

Emergent technology providers catering to the forwarding industry have been combatting the might of established software suites by linking up. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Two logistics software […]
26.05.2020

Singapore’s PIL warns of defaults as it seeks government help

PIL is continuing discussions with two other lenders representing the remaining 2.4 percent of its debt. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Singapore-based container line Pacific International Lines on […]
26.05.2020

Top US Shippers: Booming toy demand marches on despite shift away from China

US toy imports rose 3 percent in 2019, faster than the sector’s five-year compound annual growth rate of 2.4 percent. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. (The following story […]
26.05.2020

OOCL’s Pinna retires, leaves colorful legacy

Industry legend Adrian Pinna began working for OOCL in the mid-1980s. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Adrian Pinna’s retirement this spring from OOCL after nearly four decades at […]
25.05.2020

Blank sailings exacerbate US ag shipper pain points

Shippers and truckers may seek relief in this era of blank sailings through modernizing the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA) and the Shipping Act of 1984. […]
25.05.2020

Top US Shippers: COVID-19 saps apparel, footwear supply chains

US clothing imports grew 3.5 percent to a record 1.74 million TEU in 2019, but volumes will likely erode this year due to depressed consumer demand. […]
25.05.2020

ZeBox startups take aim at documentation, customs automation

CMA CGM is one of a number of advisors to startups that participate in ZeBox’s incubation program, providing advisory and industry connectivity elements. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
22.05.2020

Carriers to waive Chittagong port storage fees during country shutdown

Under normal circumstances, the shipping lines offer 14 to 21 days of so-called free time for containers after they are discharged in Chittagong, and storage fees […]