Blockchain viewed as option in minimizing container ship fires

About one-quarter of all serious incidents onboard container ships are attributable to mis-declared cargo, according to the Cargo Incident Notification System. Photo credit: Can blockchain […]

Major ocean carriers falling short of IMO goals

Poor finances and structural inefficiencies have impeded technological investments for ocean carriers, resulting in significant setbacks to reaching the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 emissions reduction […]

ILWU’s goal for terminal automation: worker training

The ILWU has asked the Los Angeles City Council to veto the harbor commission’s approval of APM’s construction permit, but since automation at North American ports […]

NY-NJ eyes near-port rail projects to boost cargo fluidity

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Conrail are working on ways to improve fluidity on rail tracks outside the port terminals now […]

Carriers put $500 GRI on China to ECSA despite new capacity

A General Rate Increase of between $400 and $500 per TEU on the southbound leg of the Far East to ECSA route is being imposed by […]

Tariffs push carriers to expand services from Southeast Asia

Trans-Pac carriers move aggressively to expand weekly service offerings from Southeast Asia in response to 25 percent Trump administration tariffs on imports from China. However, the […]

Air cargo volume, rates in tailspin

Slack demand and the ongoing US-China trade war is behind an 11.5 percent drop in spot market freight rates in the past six weeks from China/Hong […]

Survey favors Halifax expansion over new construction

Port of Halifax officials fear that if the port does not increase its ability to handle big vessels soon that ocean carriers could opt to stop […]

Maersk revives no-show fees for bookings

Maersk on Tuesday said it will attempt to revive a reciprocal penalty to remedy the thorny issue of shippers no-showing their container bookings and carriers overbooking […]

Tariff ‘whipsaw’ rattles US LTL freight networks

Higher inventories are forcing US trucking companies to reexamine distribution networks. Photo credit: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The impact of higher US tariffs is being […]