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04.02.2022

JOC Intermodal Savings Index: Record contract savings in Q4

The JOC Contract Intermodal Savings Index averaged 141.1 in Q4, a new record, while the JOC Spot ISI was slightly below average at 113.2. Photo credit: […]
04.02.2022

US imports help fuel strong, long-term LTL growth

ODFL’s daily LTL volume rose 19.4 percent in 2021, as expanded terminal network capacity drew more freight. Photo credit: Old Dominion Freight Line. The US less-than-truckload […]
04.02.2022

Inland rail reach key to Mobile port’s growth: CEO

Alabama is the third-largest state for US auto manufacturing, with plans to grow that sector in the coming years. Photo credit: Alabama Port Authority. The Port […]
04.02.2022

Senate bill propels US shipping reform forward

OSRA 2022, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, R-S.D., would require carriers and marine terminals to certify container storage fees. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com […]
03.02.2022

Trans-Atlantic contracts hover near spot levels as shippers put reliability over cost

Service levels on the heavily disrupted westbound North Atlantic trade are at their lowest recorded levels, while rates remain robust. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Spot market and […]
03.02.2022

US marine terminal acreage abuse cements port congestion

Container ships at Los Angeles–Long Beach remained at berth for an average of nearly six days in the fourth quarter of 2021, more than double the […]
03.02.2022

US resin shippers hopeful for export rebound after dismal 2021

US resin exports are beginning to climb again as more capacity comes online. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US resin exports are beginning to recover thanks to more […]
03.02.2022

Logistics payment options grow with BlueX Trade platform

BlueX Trade hinted in early 2021 that it had designs on being more than just a quoting platform and wanted to extend into ancillary services such […]
03.02.2022

Prolonged European schedule disruptions heighten capacity woes for East India trade

The South India-Europe Express (IEX) Service, operated jointly by Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE), has announced weeks of void sailings for the Indian port of […]
03.02.2022

TradeLens touts eBL progress in ag shipper-HSBC pilot

Syngenta estimates the electronic bill of lading pilot it participated in saved 10 days in document processing lead time and avoided extra costs associated with delayed […]