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30.12.2019

ARO 2020: China-Europe rail network evolves to the next level

Cargo volume on the China-Europe rail network grew 35 percent year over year to 370,000 TEU in 2018. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. This story appeared in the […]
30.12.2019

ARO 2020: Shippers need new plan for Mexico-US freight

The four largest US-Mexico border crossings — Laredo, Texas; Otay Mesa, California; El Paso, Texas; and Hidalgo, Texas — handle 78 percent of northbound truck volumes. […]
30.12.2019

ARO 2020: US West Coast ports competing through infrastructure, technology

West Coast ports have seen their share of US imports from Asia decline from more than 70 percent in 2014 to 66.6 percent in the first […]
30.12.2019

ARO 2020: Chassis providers hope fleet upgrades make for smooth sailing

Some chassis providers bought new chassis in 2019, but for the most part, equipment providers were more likely to refurbish existing chassis due to increased US […]
27.12.2019

Mexican truckers face rough rate market

Diminished demand for trucking services in Mexico has made it advantageous for shippers to negotiate hard for lower rates. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A year after tight […]
27.12.2019

ARO 2020: Digital freight brokers team up with established TMS firms

There are upward of 1,000 domestic transportation management systems (TMSs) available in North America, according to Gartner. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. This story appeared in the print […]
27.12.2019

ARO 2020: US LTL sector pursues density in Amazon era

Some of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers in the United States, including Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), YRC Freight, ABF Freight System, and UPS Freight, saw […]
27.12.2019

ARO 2020: China tariffs, e-commerce squeezing US customs brokers

The US customs community in 2020 should be focused on using technology and automation to gain efficiencies in the supply chain, according to Amy Magnus, president […]
27.12.2019

ARO 2020: Despite improving MPV/HL market, thin margins the new normal

Charter rates for workhorse multipurpose/heavy-lift (MPV/HL) ships were up only 0.9 percent for the year as of November, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. […]
27.12.2019

ARO 2020: Asia-Europe rate increases likely to be short-lived

In the first 10 months of 2019, westbound Asia-Europe container volumes grew 3.8 percent compared with the same 2018 period, according to Container Trade Statistics (CTS). […]