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US LTL carriers see ‘gradual’ improvement in dismal May

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

US LTL carriers see ‘gradual’ improvement in dismal May

[caption caption="Lower fuel costs pulled down surcharges, affecting revenue at ODFL and other motor carriers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US industrial freight demand improved in May from April as economic activity slowly began to revive after a widespread shutdown of businesses in March and April, according to mid-quarter reports from less-than-truckload (LTL)...

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Third phase of Siberian project cargo move under way

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

Third phase of Siberian project cargo move under way

[caption caption="The SAL Trina loads six cold boxes, general cargo, and over-dimensional cargo bound for De-Kastri, Russia, in Bremen, Germany. Photo credit: Combi Lift."][/caption]Russia's winter ice has melted, unlocking the Amur and Zeya rivers in the country’s Far East and allowing phase three of a massive five-year transport project for...

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Alliances outline extensive blank sailings for Q3

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

Alliances outline extensive blank sailings for Q3

[caption caption="Eight container gantries work on the 23,000 TEU vessel, MSC Sixin, at Hutchison Port's BEST terminal in Barcelona. The container exchange during the port call was 10,000 TEU. Photo credit: BEST."][/caption]Container carriers are extending aggressive capacity reduction programs deeper into the third quarter, a clear signal shipping lines expect...

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JOC Uncharted: No visibility for air cargo demand, rates in Q3

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

JOC Uncharted: No visibility for air cargo demand, rates in Q3

[caption caption="Most of the world's passenger fleet remains grounded, with travel bans imposed in March removing 75 percent of international belly cargo capacity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]An almost complete lack of clarity on air cargo market demand, capacity levels, and expected rate levels has left the air freight industry with little...

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Top US Shippers: Recyclables exporters bracing for large drops in supply, demand

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

Top US Shippers: Recyclables exporters bracing for large drops in supply, demand

[caption caption="The nationwide economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis will result in a 20 percent contraction in the US recycling industry in 2020, according to a study commissioned by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption](The following story appears in the Top 100 US Importers and...

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JOC Uncharted: Episode 3

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

JOC Uncharted: Episode 3

The third episode of JOC Uncharted, available June 3 at 11:00 am EDT, features a one-on-one conversation with Ocean Network Express CEO Jeremy Nixon, providing his perspective on the current global shipping landscape. The second half of the show is dedicated to air cargo, with a two-part conversation with Peter...

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3PL Transplace jumps into parcel market

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

3PL Transplace jumps into parcel market

[caption caption="US e-commerce sales jumped 49 percent in April from March, according to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Third-party logistics provider (3PL) Transplace is extending its e-commerce reach by acquiring parcel technology company ScanData and integrating its technology into Transplace’s transportation management system (TMS). The acquisition adds parcel management...

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Maritime consortium pushes for quicker adoption of digital port systems

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Maritime consortium pushes for quicker adoption of digital port systems

[caption caption="Ports around the world are embracing their role as digital data and service hubs at differing paces, creating gulfs between nodes in global supply chains. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]A coalition of 10 maritime groups, led by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), is pressing the shipping industry to...

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New auto part distribution center to fuel Mobile imports

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

New auto part distribution center to fuel Mobile imports

[caption caption="BendPak’s new 100,000-square-foot distribution center is located 11 miles from the Port of Mobile. Photo credit: BendPak."][/caption]A new distribution center for auto lifts is expected to boost container throughput at the APM Terminals facility in the Port of Mobile.Lift maker BendPak’s new 100,000-square-foot distribution center, located 11 miles from...

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Zim returns to West Coast with expedited service

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Zim returns to West Coast with expedited service

[caption caption="Zim’s eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) to the West Coast is in response to growing demand for time-definite, expedited services amid the COVID-19 blank sailings. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Responding to retailer demand for time-definite, expedited services priced lower than air freight, Zim Integrated Shipping Services this month will launch its Zim eCommerce...

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