Montreal longshore get OK to strike, hold fire for contract talks

The six-year contract between Montreal port workers and employers expired Dec. 31, 2018. Photo Credit: Montreal longshore workers can now strike if they want after […]

Five US container-on-barge projects get federal funding

The Maritime Administration has given out $33.8 million in grants to so-called Marine Highway projects over the last four years. Photo Credit: The federal government […]

FMC rule giving contract filing relief to carriers takes effect

The FMC final rule concludes a two-year process into an application filed by the World Shipping Council. Photo credit: Container lines will no longer be […]

Container shipping tilts toward new profitable future despite pandemic

The growing frequency of blanked sailings over the past two years was a warm-up to the explosion of calculated capacity reductions this year in response to […]

TFI acquisition taps cross-border drayage capacity

Gusgo Transport and its subsidiaries haul marine containers within a 500-mile radius of Toronto, in the US and Canada. Photo credit: Gusgo Transport. Canadian trucking conglomerate […]

Trans-Pacific spot rates skyrocket as US stores reopen

Shanghai–US West Coast spot rates soared 94.6 percent year over year to $2,755 per FEU this week, while rates to the US East Coast rose 32.1 […]

Market disruption shifting Asia–Europe contracting patterns

The uncertain container shipping market has made shippers on the Asia-Europe trade change their contracting behavior. Photo credit: Cargo owners are changing their contracting and […]

Rising vessel, call sizes puts pressure on port productivity

Average ship size increased between 2 percent and 5 percent year over year in all world regions except Latin America in 2019. Photo credit: The […]

JOC Uncharted: COVID-19 response shows NY-NJ port resilience

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacted just over 320 longshore workers in the Port of New York and New Jersey during its peak in March and […]

JOC Uncharted: Widdows says focus on differentiation augurs well for carriers

Visibility is helping shippers see where their in-transit inventory is as they wrestle with unusual demand patterns, according to FlexiVan CEO Ron Widdows. Photo credit: […]