Industry News

  • New Orleans studies second container terminal
    by Jan 18, 2018 5:51PM EST on January 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Exports have been powering the growth that has the Port of New Orleans considering a second container terminal. Photo credit: Port of New Orleans. The Port of New Orleans is studying development of a second container terminal that would lie 15 miles downstream from the port’s Napoleon Avenue container terminal to... […]

  • Freight visibility push to trigger automation
    by Jan 18, 2018 3:28PM EST on January 18, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Many companies have built massive infrastructures they have to unwind before they can introduce new technology. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The ability to track shipments as they move from mode to mode is a key goal for shippers, but the real benefit of that visibility will be automation across supply chains, says... […]

  • Intra-Asia carriers beef up India-China services
    by Jan 18, 2018 2:00PM EST on January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    For Chennai, India's busiest eastern public harbor, the new call comes as it is fighting to hold onto its market share amid cut-throat competition from private rivals. Photo credit: Shutterstock. As India vigorously tries to rebalance trade with China in its favor, global container ship operators, predominantly in intra-Asia trade lanes,... […]

  • Trans-Pac carriers' contract rate pushes hinge on capacity
    by Jan 18, 2018 12:27PM EST on January 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    BCO contracting strategies built upon the expectation of overcapacity and multiple carrier options “simply won’t work next time around,” said a supply chain executive. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Container lines in 2017 scored the first profitable year since 2010, and they appear serious about carrying that momentum into 2018 in the competitive... […]

  • Air cargo shippers brace for continued high-flying rates
    by Jan 18, 2018 10:18AM EST on January 18, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Booking early and avoiding urgent shipments is the best way for shippers to avoid delays and sky-high air freight rates this year. Photo credit: Air France-KLM. Finding air freight space is likely to be an area of continuing frustration for shippers in 2018, with strong volume placing available capacity under pressure,... […]

  • Swedish ro-ro carrier plans inland container shuttle service
    by Jan 18, 2018 10:17AM EST on January 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    SOL wants to focus on the export needs of the forest and mining industries in the Lake Vänern region, plus importers, such as retailers, the company said. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) operator Swedish Orient Line (SOL) plans to launch a container shuttle service between the Port of Gothenburg and... […]

  • Ocean Network clears last regulatory hurdle
    by Jan 18, 2018 7:57AM EST on January 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    South Africa has approved ONE's joint venture. Photo credit: ONE. South Africa’s competition watchdog this week gave the green light to the Ocean Network Express (ONE) merger of Japan’s three top container shipping lines, clearing the way for the new joint venture (JV) carrier to launch its global operations on April 1.... […]

  • Carriers, terminals: FMC late-fee policy would yield chaos
    by Jan 17, 2018 6:21PM EST on January 17, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    The petition stems from a series of port delays in recent years due to labor disputes, high volume, weather, and other problems. That caused spikes in demurrage and detention bills for BCOs, intermediaries. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Container lines and terminals denied using demurrage and detention as profit centers and warned that... […]

  • Ruling improves prospects for BNSF’s LA-LB railyard
    by Jan 17, 2018 5:41PM EST on January 17, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    BNSF’s proposed $500 million Southern California International Gateway, with a capacity of 1.3 million container moves per year, is to be located four miles from Los Angeles-Long Beach. Photo credit: BNSF. A California appellate court ruling removed several key environmental concerns preventing BNSF Railway from constructing a near-dock railyard that would... […]

  • CSX: Network trims will improve service
    by Jan 17, 2018 3:50PM EST on January 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    James Foote, with extensive marketing and sales experience, may be the CEO to rebuild bridges with customers. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Shippers wondering whether James Foote would change or reverse cuts in intermodal service at CSX Transportation should visit the railroad’s hump yard near Atlanta — if they can find it. “[The] Atlanta... […]

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