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23.05.2022

US data shows truckload, LTL pricing still rising

US truckload pricing rose 5.1 percent in April from March, despite falling spot market rates, data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Photo credit: […]
23.05.2022

Technology startup aims to improve shipper dray experience

Draying.io founder Gerard Bonell spent a year building software for a Miami-based drayage broker but saw a limit as to how efficient that model could be. […]
23.05.2022

West Coast longshore contract talks suspended until June 1: source

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | May 23, 2022 3:05PM EDT Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka urged industry stakeholders to give ILWU and PMA […]
23.05.2022

JOC Top 100 US importer and exporter rankings 2021

The top five US importers were responsible for a collective 2.98 million TEU last year, accounting for 10.7 percent of total US imports. Photo credit: Port […]
20.05.2022

US retailers struggle to ‘right-size’ inventories

In-transit inventories are climbing as supply chain disruptions delay deliveries, US retailers say. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Retailers beset by current and potential supply chain disruptions are […]
20.05.2022

Top US Shippers: Toy makers fight for ocean capacity to handle rising volumes

Toy imports into the US rose 23.8 percent in 2021, outpacing the 15 percent cumulative growth seen in the previous five years. Photo credit: Wirestock Creators […]
20.05.2022

NS reducing IPI export service to West Coast ports

Trucking companies are concerned that Norfolk Southern’s cuts to international intermodal service could create a chassis shortage. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) will reduce […]
20.05.2022

ILWU seeking temporary halt to contract talks: sources

The Biden administration has told both labor and management it will not tolerate disruptions at West Coast ports this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The International Longshore […]
20.05.2022

MPV carrier UHL orders two F-900 ‘Eco-lifter’ newbuildings

The UHL Fast, part of UHL’s F-900 fleet, working a cargo of barges. Photo credit: UHL. Despite the current difficult market for ordering multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) newbuildings, […]
20.05.2022

New Mobile service aimed at budding Central America trade

Mobile is looking to tap the double-digit growth in US trade with Guatemala and Honduras. Photo credit: Alabama Port Authority A new service connecting the Port […]