JOC Rankings: Higher rates, M&A accelerated US trucking revenue growth in 2021

The 50 largest US trucking providers broke revenue records in 2021, but that growth will be difficult to replicate in 2022. Photo credit: PUMPZA/ Strong demand, […]

Truckload rate cooling may be ‘delayed seasonality’

Dry-van truckload spot rates have fallen 16 percent on the Top 50 US lanes in the last 45 days, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, compared […]

Empties vs. exports highlights precarious balancing act for US supply chain

Empty containers contribute to port congestion by taking up terminal or yard space and eating into chassis supply. Photo credit: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ocean […]

Port of Salalah expanding to accommodate record container growth

Container volumes through the Port of Salalah (pictured) grew 3.8 percent to a record 4.51 million TEU in 2021. Photo credit: APM Terminals. Oman’s busiest cargo […]

Guessing path of unprecedented ocean market no easy feat

US importers brought volumes forward to get ahead of West Coast longshore labor talks and other supply chain disruptions, leading to a 16.4 percent year-over-year increase […]

FMC members seek per diem relief over Expeditors cyber-attack

Expeditors is stepping up spending on computers and other technology in light of the February cyber-attack. Photo credit: Two members of the US Federal Maritime […]

FMC urged to align per diem policy with IANA rules

Shippers say that per diem charges are excessive and do not reflect instances where equipment could not be returned through no fault of their own. Photo […]

California inland port project designed to speed seaport cargo flow

The California Inland Port project is an initiative supported by a coalition of ports, importers, exporters, and transportation interests. Photo credit: California’s container ports will […]

Lineage Logistics acquires Canada’s VersaCold

After gathering billions of dollars in investment, Lineage Logistics is expanding through acquisition. Photo credit: Global cold chain logistics provider Lineage Logistics is expanding in […]

Small US importers struggling as major players find inventory footing

Larger retailers have been able to wield their scale to guarantee ocean capacity while more small shippers are having to lean on forwarders rather than contracting […]