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07.08.2019

Weak air freight, truckload hit Roadrunner’s Q2 line

Roadrunner A weak air freight market and dwindling truckload and intermodal volumes pushed Roadrunner Transportation Systems to lower revenues and profits in the second quarter, the […]
07.08.2019

US LTL truckers battle for profits, not pallets

XPO Logistics, ODFL and other LTL carriers made substantial gains in profitability in the second quarter, despite declining freight shipments. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. A battle is […]
07.08.2019

Hapag-Lloyd extends profitability through H1

Rising volume, an increase in rate levels, and tight cost controls saw Hapag-Lloyd profitability increasing in the first half. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Rising geopolitical risks were […]
07.08.2019

India pushes coastal, inland waterways solution

Maersk Line has shown a keen interest in using India’s inland waterways, citing lower costs among the benefits. Photo credit: Maersk (India). Betting on an unrestricted, […]
07.08.2019

Maersk ocean-rail service adds new wrinkle to Asia-Europe

A Maersk container is loaded on a train at the Russian Far East port of Vostochny as part of the AE19 Trans-Siberian rail service from Asia […]
07.08.2019

New Montreal trade zone to aid exporters

Cargo volumes in Montreal increased about 5.5 percent in the first six months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, to 859,409 TEU. Photo […]
06.08.2019

Western Canadian port deal should ease automation

Vancouver (above) and Prince Rupert are two of Canada’s busiest ports, handling a combined 4.4 million loaded and empty TEU. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Terminal operators and […]
06.08.2019

AOBRD transition to ELDs to trim truck capacity

Because an AOBRD (above) provides more latitude on short movements than an ELD, the transition to the new devices in December could cause some headaches early […]
06.08.2019

Asia-Europe rates undermine container volume gains

Container volume transported from Asia into Europe in the first half of 2019 is up a surprising 5.2 percent year over year, considering the weakening European […]
06.08.2019

New tech means new finance options for shippers

Supply chain finance is not a new concept, but what has changed is the rise of platforms that make capital available more easily and can be […]