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13.04.2022

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 […]
13.04.2022

BNSF pilots Houston intermodal service as record volumes tax truckers

Gulf Coast ports have benefitted from the addition of new Asia vessel services and the rerouting of cargo away from congested West Coast ports. Photo credit: […]
13.04.2022

DOT’s Buttigieg urges railroads to clear LA-LB container backlog

The increase in rail container dwell times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is due in part to a six-fold increase in intermodal […]
12.04.2022

US shippers consolidating loads to create truck capacity

The number of trucks posted on DAT load boards was up 11.2 percent from a year ago in March. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. As transportation costs in […]
12.04.2022

War, market uncertainty stall MPV rate growth: analysts

Despite rising uncertainty, wind energy cargo will remain a breakbulk staple. Credit: AAL Uncertainty over the economic consequences of the Russian-Ukraine war and the impact from […]
12.04.2022

Domestic intermodal sector struggling to regain footing: analyst

Service meltdowns in various terminals have helped prevent the North American intermodal sector from regaining its footing, writes JOC analyst Larry Gross. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. We […]
12.04.2022

Seattle jobs dispute sets uneasy tone ahead of ILWU-employer talks

A dispute over jobs jurisdiction at the Port of Seattle (above) could be a flashpoint in upcoming contract talks between the ILWU and West Coast employers. […]
12.04.2022

SE ports anticipate import surge, anchored vessels this summer

Large Southeast ports such as Savannah believe more cargo will arrive this summer, forcing vessels to anchor outside the harbor awaiting a berth. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
11.04.2022

Rooney to lead NY-NJ port following Ruda departure

Bethann Rooney would be New York–New Jersey’s third female port director. Photo credit: GCT. Bethann Rooney will become the third woman to head operations for the […]
11.04.2022

ILA gets another shot to unionize Tropical Shipping workers

The NLRB has ruled that the Tropical Shipping workers at the Port of Palm Beach eligible to vote for an ILA union can include those who […]