Leaf Logistics turns load coordination into cash injection

Leaf works with more than 400 shippers and 550 carriers, and has found traction helping coordinate complementary loads that enable carriers to fill empty backhaul legs. […]

Transload demand pulling US LTL carriers closer to ports

Estes is building new terminals near the port of Savannah, Georgia, and elsewhere that will handle container deconsolidation. Photo credit: Estes Express Lines. US importers searching […]

Fewer port calls, higher rates squeeze North Asia exporters

Container freight rates from Japanese ports such as Yokohama (above) to the US West Coast are currently about $14,000 per FEU, according to Xeneta. Photo credit: […]

ILWU caucus will hammer out union’s contract strategy

Work slowdowns this summer, similar to what occurred during 2014-15 contract negotiations, would be devastating for already congested West Coast ports. Photo credit: Delegates from […]

Container tracking provider Traxens funnels investment into acquisition

Traxens plans to intensify sales efforts in the US, South America, and Asia and build new relationships with container lessors, insurance companies, and transportation management systems […]

Rebounding vehicle production highlights looming landside labor shortages

Total US new vehicle sales are expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2022, according to online car dealer Edmunds. Photo credit: Automobile manufacturing is in […]

Hapag-Lloyd staying the course on core shipping strategy: CEO

Hapag-Lloyd plans to spend its huge 2021 profit in three main areas: paying shareholder dividends, expanding the carrier’s vessel fleet, and investing in terminal assets. Photo […]

Patrick Terminals-dockworkers pact brings peace to Australian waterfront

Under the deal with Patrick Terminals, Australian dockworkers will receive an initial 4 percent pay raise followed by a hike of either 2.5 percent or a […]

ILA-USMX engage in informal communication on possible contract extension

Ports on the East and Gulf coasts, amid relative labor peace, have taken container market share away from the West Coast over the past 15 years. […]

New container slots, pop-up storage help Savannah navigate rising dwells

There were as many as 30 vessels anchored outside Savannah last September; now vessels may have a short wait to get into the harbor. Photo credit: […]