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12.07.2019

LME closure puts US LTL shippers on alert

LME is closing a month after beginning to pay $1.25 million in back wages under a National Labor Relations Board settlement. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The abrupt […]
12.07.2019

US railroad earnings to reveal domestic intermodal pressure

A domestic intermodal train. While international volume should end the second quarter slightly higher than a year ago, domestic intermodal has entered a recession in 2019 […]
12.07.2019

Panama Canal suspends draft limitation indefinitely

Some carriers were able to alter stowage plans for neo-Panamax ships to get through the depth-limited canal. The shallow drafts also pushed up spot rates on […]
12.07.2019

Modane mudslide exposes lack of Europe rail alternatives

French rail operator SNCF has warned repair work will keep the rail route between France and northern Italy closed until Aug. 15. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Service […]
12.07.2019

YRC Worldwide gradually reorganizing to bolster service, returns

YRC Worldwide looks to build density across its four operating carriers, terminals, and lanes. Photo credit: YRC Worldwide Step-by-step, with little fanfare, YRC Worldwide is reinventing […]
11.07.2019

Intermodal struggling to lure shippers: survey

The Cowen Inc. survey shows noticeable shifts in shipper sentiment in the last 12 months, indicating that service improvements are not enough to lure everyone onto […]
11.07.2019

Storm shuts New Orleans container terminal

The cargo terminal at the Port of New Orleans has been shut and the Port of Houston is on alert as the Gulf Coast braces for […]
11.07.2019

Trans-Pac peak season set for weak growth, tight capacity

With US import growth of only 1.4 percent from all of Asia in the first half of 2019, and a 5 percent decline in imports from […]
11.07.2019

India sets deadline for digital ports platform

All major public ports in India have begun using an enhanced digital collaboration platform, though a handful of private ports have yet to come on board. […]
11.07.2019

Big brokers flex scale in digital freight matching

Large incumbent brokers believe they have the historical data and scale in shipper volume to build freight matching technology that counteracts innovations by startups such as […]