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  • Shenzhen now on regular China-Europe rail route

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 11:53PM EDT - Tue May 23 03:53:12 UTC 2017

    Steve Huang, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding greater China, with the train that left on its 6,100-mile journey from Shenzhen to Minsk in Belaus. Credit: DHL The race for Chinese cities to jump on the China-Europe rail bandwagon has extended to Shenzhen that will be connected to Minsk when the first...

  • FMC’s Doyle backs safeguards for domestic alliance suppliers

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 5:48PM EDT - Mon May 22 21:48:42 UTC 2017

    WASHINGTON — A US federal maritime regulator has thrown his support behind a proposal to tighten regulations and make it clear the US government cannot and will not grant antitrust immunity for shipping alliances to joint contract with US third-party service providers. Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill,...

  • US containerized export growth decelerates

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 4:33PM EDT - Mon May 22 20:33:17 UTC 2017

    Low container shipping rates have helped offset the impact of a strong dollar for US exporters. US containerized export growth decelerated quarter to quarter in the first three months of 2017, but rose 4.6 percent year over year, as demand offset a strong US dollar. Quarter to quarter, US containerized exports contracted...

  • US-Mexico shippers face delays after Laredo crossing closed

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 2:24PM EDT - Mon May 22 18:24:20 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - - Mon May 22 16:11:56 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 12:03PM EDT - Mon May 22 16:03:55 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 10:45AM EDT - Mon May 22 14:45:25 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 10:07AM EDT - Mon May 22 14:07:32 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 8:00AM EDT - Mon May 22 12:00:00 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 7:01AM EDT - Mon May 22 11:01:16 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 6:01AM EDT - Mon May 22 10:01:52 UTC 2017

    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

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 5:14AM EDT - Mon May 22 09:14:03 UTC 2017

    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...

  • Too soon to tell if carriers heading back to black

    Journal of Commerce - May 22, 2017 4:24AM EDT - Mon May 22 08:24:08 UTC 2017

    "K" Line volume was up 13.4 percent in the first quarter. Credit: Hasenpusch There will not be a balance in supply and demand before 2020, and the industry will not return to long-term profitability before that happens, but the first quarter of 2017 could be the point where container shipping begins...

  • Weeklong customs strike to hit Brazilian ports

    Journal of Commerce - May 21, 2017 1:44PM EDT - Sun May 21 17:44:31 UTC 2017

    The Sindifisco, the trade union for the audit inspectors at the Receita Federal (Federal Revenue, or customs department) has decided to continue with a weeklong strike at all major Brazilian ports, starting Monday.   The national branch of Sindifisco's decision to vote Friday night to continue with a plan to strike is set to stall...

  • Houston port needs Texas-size capacity

    Journal of Commerce - May 21, 2017 8:00AM EDT - Sun May 21 12:00:47 UTC 2017

    Vessel capacity remains the overriding concern about whether the Port of Houston will be able to handle the wave of plastic resins exports that will add half a million TEU annually to export volumes within a few years.  Though two trans-Pacific services were added to the US Gulf last year, questions...

  • More vessel capacity key to Houston's resin export dominance

    Journal of Commerce - May 20, 2017 8:54PM EDT - Sun May 21 00:54:54 UTC 2017

    Vessel capacity remains the overriding concern about whether the Port of Houston will be able to handle the wave of plastic resins exports that will add half a million TEU annually to export volumes within a few years.  Though two trans-Pacific services were added to the US Gulf last year, questions...

  • Trans-Pac spot rates fall as alliance disruption fears fade

    Journal of Commerce - May 19, 2017 3:42PM EDT - Fri May 19 19:42:15 UTC 2017

    Trans-Pacific spot rates are trending in line with historical norms. Since it is clear now that there were no significant supply-chain disruptions following the April 1 launch of the restructured global carrier alliances, the US import trade from Asia returned to market fundamentals, and spot rates this week dropped 6 percent...

  • Uber Freight aims to deliver untapped capacity

    Journal of Commerce - May 19, 2017 12:59PM EDT - Fri May 19 16:59:08 UTC 2017

    Uber Freight, the most talked-about truck brokerage in history even before it opened its doors, is finally up and running, connecting US shippers, trucking companies, and independent drivers through a mobile app not unlike Uber’s ride-share app, but not identical either. With dozens of start-up technology companies claiming the “Uber for...

  • Clear air rules pose Seattle-Tacoma drayage challenge

    Journal of Commerce - May 19, 2017 12:46PM EDT - Fri May 19 16:46:16 UTC 2017

    Less than half the trucks serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are compliant with clean air rules that enter force Jan. 1. The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma is walking a fine line between meeting its clean-air objectives and ensuring there will be sufficient truck capacity beginning next...

  • Gothenburg dockworkers approve industrial action

    Journal of Commerce - May 19, 2017 11:58AM EDT - Fri May 19 15:58:22 UTC 2017

    The dispute between dockworkers and APM Terminals Gothenburg has grown so acrimonious that government intervention is now a possibility. Gothenburg dockworkers voted unanimously to resume industrial action Friday to coincide with the start of APM Terminals’ six-week lockout at Scandinavia’s largest container hub. The lockout on evening and night shifts until June...

Posted: 23 May 2012, last updated 23 May 2012

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