Freight: Page 2


  • U.S. President Joe Biden waits to speak about the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the Port of Baltimore on November 10, 2021
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    FMC to review over 175 shipper complaints against ocean carriers

    The agency unveiled preliminary guidance on how it would handle potential charge violations of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    MSC Air Cargo takes flight

    The carrier launched its commercial operations with a route to Belgium.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
  • Branches with small buds jutting from the right point toward a blue Gap sign with white lettering, mounted on a beige stone building.
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    Gap reaps benefits from lower air freight rates

    Retailers are growing more optimistic about freight-related tailwinds as rates become more favorable heading into the new year.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
  • A man in a hardhat drives in a small utility vehicle with a yellow train with American flag in the background
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Biden signs legislation preventing rail strike, lockout

    The president said the law avoids “what, without a doubt, would have been an economic catastrophe at a very bad time in the calendar.”

    By Dec. 2, 2022
  • Freight rail cars carrying lumber sit on rail tracks
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Senate sends bill avoiding rail shutdown to Biden’s desk

    The divided chamber shot down an amendment to give workers seven days paid sick leave.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • An aerial photo of Memphis International Airport's Consolidated De-Icing Facility.
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    FedEx stands to benefit from new de-icing pads at key cargo airport

    The timing for the Memphis International Airport facility's launch couldn’t be better as the busy holiday season ramps up, a FedEx executive said.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
  • Signs with messages such as "Yes to Rail Unions! No to capitalist politicians!" is seen in front of the U.S. Capitol
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    Rail labor negotiations

    House passes bills to avert US rail shutdown, add paid sick leave

    The vote comes just two days after President Joe Biden urged congressional intervention, warning “a rail shutdown would devastate our economy.”

    By Nov. 30, 2022
  • A tractor trailer has it's shipping container lifted for storage and examination at the docks March 22, 2004 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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    Maersk, IBM to shut down blockchain joint venture TradeLens

    The tool was intended to start a “digital revolution” for the supply chain. But it will end in Q1 2023 after failing to achieve commercial viability. 

    By Nov. 30, 2022
  • Containers stacked at the Bayport Container terminal in Houston, Texas.
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    Port Houston pauses container dwell fee

    The postponement was due to delays from the port's external software developer.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
  • Grey and yellow freight rail cars sit in a rail yard with a line of railroad tracks between them.
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail shutdown

    The president said he’s been advised that “there is no path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table” before the Dec. 9 deadline.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
  • A team of people hold a sign that welcomes the first freighter flight to Evenes with a freighter aircraft in the background.
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    Lufthansa Cargo adds route to slash delivery times for salmon shippers

    The carrier’s newly added A321 freighters are helping the company provide customized supply chain solutions.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
  • A view of ships waiting to enter the Port of Los Angeles.
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    The ‘ship backup has ended’ at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

    Lower demand as a result of cargo shifting to the East Coast has helped clear the 25-month backlog.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
  • Shipping containers are stacked on the Matson Oahu container ship at the Port of Long Beach on November 24, 2021.
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    Ocean carriers plan to reduce capacity as demand falls

    Maersk, Zim and Matson are rightsizing capacity across several trade lanes, including some Transpacific routes affected by cargo diversions.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Rail labor negotiations

    Potential for rail shutdown rises as largest union rejects labor deal

    An impasse over guaranteed sick leave is likely headed to a congressional showdown.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
  • J&J Snack Foods' frozen beverage business, which includes ICEE products, was not affected by ERP conversion issues.
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    J&J Snack Foods taps NFI for managed logistics

    After facing higher fuel costs year-over-year, the food distributor expects “$2 million to $4 million of opportunity” by outsourcing its logistics management.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
  • MSC Air Cargo is set to launch in early 2023.
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    MSC Air Cargo prepares to take off ahead of schedule

    The carrier will begin weekly services connecting Mexico City, Indianapolis, Frankfurt and Hong Kong using an Atlas Air-operated 777-200F.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
  • The Marco Polo, the largest cargo ship to call at an East Coast port, arrives under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and into New York Harbor on May 20, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Amid strike fears, cargo diversion a key fixture in 2022’s supply chain playbook

    The shadow of negotiations clouds U.S. railroads and West Coast ports. Shippers have leaned on less-risky alternatives, despite some drawbacks.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
  • A train moves through a desert landscape
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    Third rail union rejects contract as deadline for agreement looms

    The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, which represents approximately 300 workers, has agreed to a “cooling off” period until Dec. 9.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Project44 raises $80M to improve scope 3 visibility

    The tech company pointed to an increased interest from shippers and carriers as new regulations push for lower emissions.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
  • Green train cars sit on rail tracks
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    Deadline to avoid rail strike or lockout extended to December

    The country’s third-largest rail union agreed to a longer “cooling off” period in an attempt to avoid congressional intervention and service disruptions.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
  • Major railroads mandated to keep reporting service restoration progress

    Regulators will continue to monitor BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific after noting they are unlikely to reach their improvement targets before the end of the current reporting period. 

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    What should ocean shippers expect this peak season? Experts weigh in.

    Four maritime shipping observers share their thoughts on what’s changing in the logistics environment as demand and inventory trends shift.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
  • Cargo is loaded into the belly of a passenger aircraft
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    Air cargo volumes, rates continue to plummet ahead of holidays

    There is no indication there will be a peak season for air freight, a Xeneta executive said.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
  • FedEx Freight tests dimensional LTL pricing

    The pilot program takes into account the space a shipment requires in a truck, as well as the weight and shipping speed needed.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
  • A photo of a container terminal at the Port of Oakland in 2018.
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    3 Port of Oakland terminals reopen following union walkout

    The action by ILWU Local 34, which led to daytime closures, was independent of broader union efforts.

    By Nov. 3, 2022