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19.11.2019

LA-LB truck turn times fall farther on port volume dip

Using technology to correct documentation errors before trucker appointments are made and the terminals’ use of appointment systems to meter gate traffic reduced turn times in […]
19.11.2019

Truck driver hours violations drop in ELD era

Violations handed to truckers for driving more than 14 hours have plummeted since 2017. Photo: Shutterstock.com. Truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) violations for exceeding daily driving and […]
19.11.2019

NY-NJ faces cold storage space scarcity

Exact availability figures for refrigerated storage space are not available, but the rate for dry industrial space in New Jersey fell to its lowest point since […]
18.11.2019

‘Thriving’ US wind market strains heavy-haul truckers

A new dual-lane multi-axle trailer required to transport certain wind turbine components can cost upwards of $1 million. Photo credit: Perkins STC. Growing demand from the […]
18.11.2019

Carriers signal confidence in riding out ‘messy’ IMO start

The spread between high- and low-sulfur fuels in Singapore hit an all-time high on Friday of $273 per metric ton (mt). Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. HONG KONG […]
18.11.2019

NY-NJ port leadership steps up amid heightened competition

The Port of New York and New Jersey has been a beneficiary of the nearly two-decade shift in container cargo from the West Coast to East […]
16.11.2019

NY-NJ trucker classification battle advances

Trucking companies that employ owner operator drivers in the Port of New York and New Jersey are again battling an attempt to change the rules that […]
15.11.2019

US freight volumes decline amid mixed economic signals

The Cass Freight Index has been negative for 11 months on an annualized basis. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. United States freight shipments have declined for 11 consecutive […]
15.11.2019

Trans-Pacific container spot rate drop caps weak peak

The second straight weekly decline in spot rates in the eastbound Pacific seems to show that the peak shipping season was uneventful — and that the […]
15.11.2019

Toft move a dawning of new era at MSC

All signs point to an announcement coming soon about ex-Maersk COO Søren Toft joining rival Mediterrean Shipping Co. as CEO. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Søren Toft joining […]