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  • US containerized export growth decelerates

    Low container shipping rates have helped offset the impact of a strong dollar for US exporters. US containerized growth decelerated quarter-to-quarter in the first three months of 2017 from the fourth quarter of 2016, but rose 4.6 percent year over year from the same period a year ago, as demand offset...


  • US-Mexico shippers face delays after Laredo crossing closed

    An image of the damage sustained at the World Trade International Bridge border crossing. Credit: Omar S. Gonzalez. Shippers moving cargo between the US and Mexico through the Laredo border crossing can expect delays after authorities on both sides of the border closed the largest US-Mexico truck crossing point there due...


  • Video: CM Ports Investment in Tech Brings Largest Ships to Colombo

    Colombo International Container Terminals saw 28 percent growth in 2016. Investment by CM Ports in the technology enabled development of service at a level unseen in the region, General Manager Tissa Wickramasinghe said. Sri Lanka has been able to leverage these gains to steadily grow despite instability in transshipment and...


  • US-Mexico cross-border gains outpace Customs staffing

    Over the past quarter century, trade crossing the border between the United States and Mexico has more than tripled. Some 1.1 million people and $5.9 billion in goods enter and exit the United States every day at the nation’s 328 ports of entry, including airports, seaports, and land ports. In fiscal...


  • MPC Container Ships strikes 13 vessel deals

    The market is showing renewed interest in smaller container ship sizes. MPC Container Ships on Monday announced it has bought seven container vessels and agreed on a deal to acquire a further six just over a month after it was set up with $100 million capital to invest in the small-sized market. The...


  • Nippon Express doubles down on China-Europe rail

    Nippon Express is the latest international logistics company to sense opportunity in rail services between China and Europe. Nippon Express, Japan’s top international freight forwarder, significantly expanded its cross-border rail transportation services between China and Europe on Monday. The company’s full containerload (FCL) and less-than-containerload (LCL) services, previously limited to Wuhan and...


  • Uber Freight wants drivers, not driverless trucks

    Industry observers were surprised to learn Uber Freight was not launched concurrently with a fleet of autonomous trucks. Uber Freight launched Thursday without a component many in the transportation industry expected to see: autonomous trucks. Although autonomous vehicles have been much in the news since Uber’s $680 million acquisition of Ottomotto last...


  • Ukraine port dredging latest notch in Belt and Road

    The agreement for the Yuzhny port follows a Chinese summit on its Belt and Road infrastructure program. A Chinese construction company will deepen the approach channel and alongside depth of the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny as the government steps up efforts to secure investment under the Belt and Road program. The deal...


  • Overcapacity blamed for suppressing intra-Asia rates

    Tan Cang Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam. Credit: TCIT Container trade within Asia in the first quarter jumped by 23.5 percent year-over-year to reach 10.8 million TEU after zero growth in 2016, but the rapid growth was not reflected in freight rates.Average intra-Asia spot rates are just beginning to show...


  • JD.com creates Shaanxi province drone network

    A JD.com package takes to the skies in China's Shaanxi Province. Credit: JD.com The largest retailer in China, online or offline, is setting up a low-altitude drone logistics network spanning the entire province of Shaanxi in a move that it believes will revolutionise the shipment of cargo on unmanned aviation systems.The...


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