U.S. Shippers Frustrated with Chassis Split Delays

Nationwide, importers are struggling to ensure their freight is picked up efficiently from U.S. ports as chassis inaccessibility continues to rise amid cost increases, limited availability and quality of equipment. The decade-long issue has been an increasing problem at ports and railroad terminals for years, resulting in complex arrangements that [...]

2018-11-06T18:45:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import|

The State of 2018 Logistics, a Peek into Peak Season

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR-TO-DATE FREIGHT NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES    International shippers expecting calm, profitable peak season markets, after toiling consolidation of the steamship line industry last year, are finding the path to consumers is political, congested and, once again, expensive. POLITICS OF TRADE While most hesitate in labeling it [...]

2018-08-29T15:25:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

Shortages Strain U.S. Trucking as Peak Season Approaches

It’s difficult for shippers to ignore the tight capacity and backlog of deliveries plaguing domestic transportation across the United States.  Fleets nationwide are desperate for drivers and equipment as freight rates, diesel prices, and container volumes continue to soar heading into the August peak season.  Intermodal providers may have locked [...]

2018-08-13T20:23:06+00:00July 24th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Quarterly Freight Market Overview

Trade & tariffs If you’re a business owner, then chances are you’ve been following as the United States trade agenda sent waves of change across international waters.  After implementing  tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the Administration also announced the first round of additional 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on [...]

Domestic Squeezes Shippers, from Trucking to Intermodal

As the U.S. trucking market tightens further under ELD compliance, shippers typically turning to intermodal for additional space will be greeted by high spot rates and cold shoulders as contracted commitments and service adjustments limit rail absorption capacity. Spot rates for intermodal are over 50 percent higher, on average, year-over-year.  [...]

2018-08-07T13:54:18+00:00May 29th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Shipping News|

CSX Ends Domestic Intermodal for Detroit

In a year-long effort to shift away from hub-and-spoke railroad management and in fulfillment of E. Hunter Harrison’s, CSX Transportation’s late CEO, vision for precision railroading, the Florida-based rail provider will discontinue domestic intermodal services to Detroit starting September 1, 2018. The shift towards scheduled railroading means eliminating smaller markets [...]

2018-08-07T13:54:49+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Roadcheck’s Hours-of-Service Compliance May Strain U.S. Trucking

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck initiative, founded in 1988, is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial vehicles in world and conducted annually across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This year, International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 5-7 with a specific focus on driver hours-of-service (HOS) [...]

2018-08-07T14:00:00+00:00May 15th, 2018|Domestic, Shipping News, Uncategorized|

PierPass 2.0 Sets Appointments & Flat Fee for LA/LB Ports

West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Association (WCMTOA), the 12 marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, announced the implementation of an updated, unified set of business rules targeted at reducing port congestion and improve overall efficiency. Nicknamed “PierPass 2.0,”the revised OffPeak program by PierPass Inc. [...]

2018-08-07T14:00:39+00:00May 15th, 2018|Domestic, Import, Shipping News|
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