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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 […]
02.02.2022

LA-LB labor shortages dash hopes of CNY port recovery

Ports say the traditional cargo lull after the Lunar New Year will be less obvious this year because retailers are focused on replenishing near-record low inventories. […]
02.02.2022

US regulatory push on container shipping advancing steadily

In the last five months, the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched investigations into three container lines. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Container lines are reporting record […]
02.02.2022

US-Canada border protest forces freight rerouting

A relatively small number of Canadian truckers blocking a rural border crossing is having an outsized impact on shippers and supply chains connecting the western US […]
02.02.2022

Service issues push shipper to buy vessel, forwarders to launch own lines

Persistent disruption on the main ocean trades has encouraged some customers of container shipping to more permanently secure their own capacity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A Chinese […]
02.02.2022

Gulf Coast import growth propels regional warehousing boom

Asian imports led growth for Gulf Coast ports, thanks to the influx of retail-related cargo. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. More shippers are opting to land imports along […]
02.02.2022

USDA, Oakland ready ‘pop-up’ export yard for ag shippers

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Feb 01, 2022 4:27PM EST Ag shippers have been pleading with the federal government for ways to secure more export containers […]
01.02.2022

Shippers will pay for ‘reliable capacity’: ArcBest

Capacity and labor shortages are forcing shippers to find new ways to combine modes, ArcBest said. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The value of capacity to shippers has […]
01.02.2022

Loadsmart channels SoftBank investment to $1.3 billion valuation

Digitally native broker Loadsmart, which has raised $346 million in total, said it plans to use its latest cash infusion to fuel product development. Photo credit: […]
01.02.2022

Soaring rates, congestion drive Hapag-Lloyd to ‘extraordinary’ 2021 result

The disrupted ocean shipping market is providing handsome returns for the carriers, and Hapag-Lloyd is heading for a consecutive record annual result. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Hapag-Lloyd […]