Freight


  • The MSC Vigo container ship is docked at the Garden City Port Terminal on November 12, 2021 in Garden City, Georgia.
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    Maersk, MSC to end 2M alliance

    The split between the world’s two largest ocean shipping lines opens the door for shifts in other capacity-sharing alliances.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    BNSF ups network investments with focus on better service

    The railroad will invest nearly $4 billion to maintain infrastructure and advance plans to boost intermodal segments.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    2023 outlook

    Shippers regain buying power as air cargo fundamentals shift

    Softening rates and new market capacity are pushing many to rethink their air freight strategies.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • JB Hunt forecasts intermodal rebound in 2023

    Intermodal President Darren Field told investors that “appropriately cautious” shippers want the carrier and its rail partner BNSF to prove they can achieve their service and velocity goals.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Increased use of embargoes ‘a major concern’ for rail regulators

    The Surface Transportation Board will closely monitor carriers’ use of traffic limits as Union Pacific faces backlash over traffic limits in the upper Midwest.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • A truck full of NESTE SAF refuels an airplane sitting on a tarmac.
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    The race to scale sustainable airline fuel

    With SAF prices skyrocketing, industry stakeholders and the Biden administration are making new investments to grow supply.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
  • Airline workers load cargo into an All Nippon Airways passenger plane at Los Angeles International Airport on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Inventory excess dampens Lunar New Year air freight demand

    Paired with early factory closures, shippers should evaluate forecasts and adjust ordering processes, stakeholders say.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Tracker // 2023 outlook

    Supply chain conferences to watch in 2023

    Many of this year’s top events are putting efficiency and sustainability at the forefront.

    By , Updated Jan. 20, 2023
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    Amazon expands ‘Buy with Prime’ to all US merchants

    The e-commerce giant is offering sellers outside its own marketplace perks including storage, packing, delivery and returns.

    By Daphne Howland • Jan. 12, 2023
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    FedEx, Mountain Air Cargo first to deploy Cessna SkyCourier freighter

    The new feeder plane, capable of handling containerized cargo, comes as the delivery giant looks to resize its air freight operations

    By Jan. 11, 2023
  • A person looks with binoculars at large cargo ships carrying containers.
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    Supply chains 2022: A year in pictures

    Rising inflation, strike threats and slowing demand triggered a wave of business uncertainty following months of growth. Take a look back at 13 memorable moments.

    By , , , Jan. 10, 2023
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    Joann’s $200M cost reduction plan relies on falling ocean rates

    The craft retailer has endured tens of millions of dollars in excess freight expenses throughout the pandemic.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Port Houston to move forward with container dwell fee in February

    The fee has now been reinstated after being postponed due to delays from the port’s external software developer.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Retailers clear inventory, automate in pursuit of supply chain normalcy

    Ongoing promotional environments and cargo diversions are just a few of 2022’s most notable supply chain trends.

    By Dec. 29, 2022
  • Shipping containers are stacked on the dockside at The Port of Liverpool on December 10, 2020
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    FMC examines shipping line compliance on anti-retaliation

    The agency is asking some of the largest carriers to provide information on how they're adhering to provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Rail regulators streamline process for shippers to challenge unreasonable rates

    The Surface Transportation Board will decide a final rate in small disputes unless all seven Class I carriers agree to opt into a voluntary arbitration program.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Port of Los Angeles, Long Beach to end terminal dwell fee

    Officials said the threat of a fee contributed to a 92% decline in lingering cargo since the program was announced last October. 

    By Dec. 18, 2022
  • Shipping containers are offloaded from a container ship in the Port of Los Angeles on June 10, 2022 .
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    LA port director embarks on ‘whistlestop tour’ to bring cargo back West

    With cleared congestion and open capacity at the port, Executive Director Gene Seroka met with shippers across the country to regain lost volumes.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Costco slows chartered ship use as supply chain congestion eases

    The retailer took a $93 million charge so it could downsize its shipping activities after controlling delivery on 50,000 containers during the ocean crunch.

    By , Dec. 14, 2022
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    Air freight rates nosedive with shippers flocking to ocean

    Businesses are opting for shorter capacity commitments to maintain flexibility, experts say.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Maersk CEO to retire after 40 years with the company

    As chief executive since 2016, Soren Skou has led the shipping giant through the pandemic era. Replacing him is Vincent Clerc, CEO of its ocean and logistics business.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Port of Savannah to transform terminal into container-only operation

    The Georgia port will renovate its Ocean Terminal and shift breakbulk cargo to accommodate a rise in shipping volumes.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
  • Shipping containers sit stacked in a port on June 09, 2022 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    CMA CGM purchases two terminals in New York, New Jersey

    If the deal clears, the ocean carrier would own seven terminals in the U.S. and gain a critical foothold at the nation’s top East Coast gateway.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Victoria’s Secret moves freight from air to ocean in bid to save costs

    Executives said normalizing freight rates and improved supply chain flow have allowed the retailer to put goods back on boats, a strategy it expects will help save costs through next spring.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Amazon leverages ocean shipping for next-day delivery in Sweden

    The e-commerce giant is ramping up its use of short trips by sea in a bid to lower carbon emissions.

    By Dec. 7, 2022