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15.04.2020

Changing loading windows challenge US ag shippers

Exporters are struggling to comply with carrier-imposed deadlines known as the earliest receiving date (ERD) for delivering their containers to the ports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A […]
15.04.2020

TMI down 9.8 percent on year as coronavirus sinks MPV/HL sector

Wind cargo is discharged at the Port of Houston’s Turning Basin Terminal. Photo credit: Port of Houston Authority. Toepfer Transport’s Multipurpose Index (TMI) fell to $6,863 […]
14.04.2020

Soaring air cargo rates cannot hide industry in trouble: IATA

Air France-KLM passenger planes parked on the runway at Amsterdam Schiphol at the end of March. Travel bans introduced in February removed 60 percent of air […]
14.04.2020

Air freight forwarders struggle in COVID-19 economy

Revenues for air freight forwarders have been more than halved due to COVID-19, according to the Airforwarders Association. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US air freight forwarders, squeezed […]
14.04.2020

US resin export boom fading on COVID-19 pressures

US resin exports grew in all of the biggest resin-importing countries in 2019 except China and Hong Kong in 2020. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. After two years […]
14.04.2020

Decentralized system, forwarders help MSC weather network outage

Forwarders and software providers said MSC As parts of Mediterrean Shipping Co.’s (MSC) website come back online after being down for four days, the second-largest global […]
14.04.2020

3PLs prep for price wars, bankruptcies amid pandemic

  Falling non-essential freight volumes amid business shutdowns squeeze truck brokers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. North American shippers that aren’t producing, packaging, and shipping goods during the […]
14.04.2020

Carriers expect US imports from Asia to crater over next two months

The deep slashing of capacity in the trans-Pacific trades will likely have a pronounced impact on negotiations for service contracts that will run from May 1 […]
13.04.2020

JOC Rankings: US Gulf ports look to maintain cargo growth despite COVID-19

The ports of Houston (pictured), Mobile, and New Orleans handled close to 90 percent of cargo that passed through the Gulf Coast in 2019. Photo credit: […]
13.04.2020

Pain — and opportunity — for domestic intermodal amid COVID-19

COVID-19 may present an opportunity for domestic intermodal, but it depends on how US Class I railroads react. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. It’s going to be a […]