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PMA ratifies W.C. dockworker contract

The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents terminal operators, shipping lines and other employers at West Coast ports, announced last week that its members had ratified a five-year contract with dockworkers.

It was expected that the decision from the members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union regarding ratification of the...  More...

Maersk Line ranked second in Q1 reliability

The first quarter reliability results by maritime analyst SeaIntel showed Maersk Line in second place while CSAV was number one, with a 0.6 percent point lead at 81 percent, according to a Maersk statement. Hamburg Süd came in third with 80.2 percent.  More...

Sen. Murray and Cantwell champion U.S. Export-Import Bank

Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell made a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, essentially agreeing to vote for fast track trade deal authority for the White House as long as McConnell agrees to allow a vote in June to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank.  More...

SC ports volume up nearly 15 percent in April

SC Ports Authority handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers in April year-over-year, with total box volume through April increasing to nearly 900,000 TEUs.  More...

Small offshore oil platform catches fire off Louisiana

An offshore oil platform caught fire in shallow water near the coast of Louisiana Friday and some oil sheen was seen in the ocean following the evacuation of workers, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.  More...


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Forwarders push for "all-in" air
cargo rates

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

Perhaps moving to an "all-in" pricing model will help the struggling air cargo industry, or at least reduce the struggle.

An all-in rate is the total cost of an item, including all direct and indirect costs for that item. Forwarders are calling for airlines to end air freight surcharges and shift to all-in rates.  More...

Global intermodal freight to grow 17.4 percent

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The impact of globalization tends to focus thinking about supply chains mainly on ocean transportation over long distances, but the interaction of the water, air, rail and trucking modes are what makes the modern supply chain tick.  More...


Trucking Trends: When your headhaul becomes a backhaul

By Mark Montague

As truckload freight moves into a more typical summer pattern, many lanes that paid headhaul rates just a month or two ago have turned into backhauls, where a backhaul is defined as the lower rate in a pair of moves (A to B and B to A).  More...



Latest News Releases


May 21, 2015: MV NileDutch Rotterdam Naming Ceremony

May 21, 2015: Logistics Plus Opens New Offices in Egypt

May 21, 2015: Kalmar to deliver turnkey heightening of three ship-to-shore cranes for DP World Antwerp

May 21, 2015: Sen. Murray includes HMT benefits for Seattle, Tacoma ports in Senate bill
May 20, 2015: Drewry: Containership reliability reaches new high as congestion and alliance issues fade

May 20, 2015: Drewry: LPG coaster shipping market to remain weak in 2015

May 20, 2015: Kalmar awarded a large contract to deliver rough terrain container handlers in the USA

May 19, 2015: Imtech Marine wins contract to supply electric & hybrid propulsion system to third CMAL ferry
May 19, 2015: SeaLand Expands Service Network with North Atlantic Express Service

May 19, 2015: Drewry & World Container Index: 2015 sees continued increase in volatility of global spot container rates

May 19, 2015: Logistics Plus Customs Broker Solutions Receives Remote Location Filing (RLF) Status with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

May 18, 2015: Long Beach Cargo Continues Rebound


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