DCSA wades into port call optimization discussion

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) on Tuesday released new data definitions for the container vessel port call process...

China’s rebounding economy gives volume relief to key European ports

A resurgent Chinese economy provided Europe’s hub gateways with much-needed relief in the third quarter, as growth in backhaul volume lifted the performance of Rotterdam and...

H1 retail restocking hinges on holiday sales, unemployment benefits

Whether a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will curb this holiday shopping season and unemployment benefits...

CP building dual-coast deepwater port network

 Canadian Pacific Railway is taking on some of Maersk’s Canada business, upping the railroad’s presence in Vancouver, and is confident...

Hapag-Lloyd extends CP contract, adds Saint John to network

In extending its agreement with Candian Pacific Railway, Hapag-Lloyd on Wednesday said it will bring...

Blank sailings holding up spot rates in eastbound trans-Pacific

Spot freight rates in the eastbound Pacific basically held firm this week, although US imports from Asia remain weaker than usual for a post-Lunar New Year recovery...

COVID-19-linked capacity cuts boost India freight rates

Ocean freight rates on all key trade lanes to and from India have seen double-digit upward...

US resin export boom fading on COVID-19 pressures

After two years of double-digit export growth, analysts expect US resin exports to drop in 2020 as plummeting oil prices make foreign producers more competitive with US...

COVID-19 changes big ship, Asia focus for US ports

The lasting impact of COVID-19 on the US container trade will force US ports to position themselves for more diverse trade lanes, somewhat smaller...

US ports eye deeper Asia volume drops as bottleneck worries fade

US ports and forwarders warn that a coming plunge in import volumes will be even sharper than they feared, although their concerns of a...