Trucking rolls faster toward US holiday peak

Verizon Connect tracked an 18 percent year-over-year increase in holiday season deliveries last year. Photo: Black Friday is past, but trucking’s busiest season is just […]

Tech startup uses new funding on shipper automation, connectivity

Shipwell founders said the company is not a freight broker, despite attaining a broker license to pull in rates and logistics provider services for users of […]

LA-LB port truck appointments easier, but hardly uniform

Terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach are offering so many appointment opportunities each day that 30 percent of available daytime slots and 41 percent of nighttime slots […]

EU sets port cyber attack protection plan

The “digital transformation” that has taken place within ports in recent years has come hand in hand with growing cyber-related risks, a new EU-sponsored study says. […]

East-west spot rates rebound ahead of low-sulfur fuel surcharges

Spot rates are rising heading into December as IMO 2020 looms. Photo credit: Shutterstock The application of low-sulfur fuel surcharges on spot cargo from Dec. 1 […]

India’s surcharge review threatens to squeeze container lines

The Indian government is closely scrutinizing terminal handling charges — perhaps the most controversial of all ancillary charges levied by carriers — as they typically vary […]

Europe shippers vow to fight carrier block exemption

The European Shippers The European Shippers’ Council has rejected the European Commission proposal to extend the container shipping block exemption for four years without any modifications.  […]

Russia sanctions end allows Europe food exports via rail to China

Electronic seals are required to be fitted to containers entering Russia and removed when the box leaves the country, but there is no clarity yet on […]

Maersk invests in telecom startup to link assets

Onomondo’s network could encompass Maersk’s 7 million containers, 700 vessels, and assets in its 70 container terminals. Photo credit: Maersk’s venture capital arm has invested […]

Intermodal volatility underscores weaker US business confidence

Intermodal freight is a good barometer for not only understanding the pressure the trade system is operating under, but for revealing the truth on the psyche […]