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Norfolk Southern - Intermodal News - Jan 17th, 2020


JOC - International Trade News - Jan 17th, 2020

  • US freight drivers weak, but recession not certain: economists
    [caption caption="According to the IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI), 11 of the top 20 US export markets were contracting as of August. Photo credit: Ari Ashe."][/caption]Business activity in the key industries feeding United States surface freight transportation are lackluster this year, but economists with industry associations don’t believe a...

  • THE, OCEAN pacts set to dominate evolving trans-Pacific
    [caption caption="OCEAN Alliance carriers handled 24.7 percent of US imports from Asia in the first five months of 2019, followed by THE Alliance (24.7 percent), non-alliance lines (24.1 percent), and 2M plus HMM (22.6 percent), according to data from PIERS. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Thanks to the recovery of Ocean Network Express...


JOC - Economy Watch - Jan 17th, 2020

  • Contract market keeps wheels on US trucking
    [caption caption="Truckers dependent on the spot market are “hurting,” but contract carriers are faring better, ATA’s chief economist said. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]WASHINGTON — The “freight recession” is real, but “contained” within the US truckload spot market, American Trucking Associations (ATA) chief economist Bob Costello said Monday. The contractual trucking market...

  • Trade pact to drive intra-Asia trade, Canada exports
    [caption caption="The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which took effect Dec. 30, is also expected to boost Asia-Canada trade of US auto components, both imports and exports. (Above: The port of Montreal.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Intra-Asia container volume is poised to expand further, thanks to an Asia-focused trade pact...


JOC - Maritime News - Container Lines - Jan 17th, 2020

  • Carrier customers spell out dislike for EU block exemption
    [caption caption="Recent feedback on the consortia block exemption regulation (BER) for liner shipping mirrored an earlier call for comments in 2018, with carriers firmly in favor of the BER extension, and their customers all firmly against. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]The European Commission’s (EC's) proposal to extend container shipping’s exemption from competition...

  • Fuel surcharge variations muddy container spot market
    [caption caption="Container line executives and analysts say they expect confusion over just how much cargo owners have to pay to help carriers cover higher operating costs. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Less than two weeks after the global low-sulfur mandate took effect, shippers are trying to determine just how much more they’re paying...

  • Forwarders leaving shipper-owned container opportunities on the table: survey
     [caption caption="Container xChange posed as two different shippers to gauge the willingness and capability of forwarders to offer shipper-owned containers as an option. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Most forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOs) are ill-equipped or unwilling to offer their customers access to shipper-owned containers (SOCs) due to complexity and cost...


JOC - Port News - Jan 17th, 2020

  • Trucker classification effort ripe for national expansion
     [caption caption="Cargo owners will eventually see their rates rise as a result of classification legislation, but trucking veterans and shippers say the impact will be manageable and not enough to spur routings through other ports to avoid higher drayage costs. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Regardless of whether worker classification legislation in California...

  • ARO 2020: Ports use information portals to propel data sharing
    [caption caption="Shippers looking for container visibility often end up scanning more than a dozen terminal, carrier, and equipment provider websites, prompting some ports to act as facilitators of regional data portals. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]This story appeared in the print edition of the Jan. 6, 2020, Journal of Commerce Annual Review...

  • ARO 2020: Bottlenecks within ports hold back digitization
    [caption caption="Data on 95 percent of the Port of Los Angeles’ volume is flowing through its single-window Port Optimizer platform, developed with GE Transportation, but officials say there"][/caption]This story appeared in the print edition of the Jan. 6, 2020, Journal of Commerce Annual Review and Outlook.If ports have forever been...


Journal of Commerce - Jan 17th, 2020

  • Trade war drives first year-on-year drop in US imports from Asia in 10 years
    [caption caption="Consultant Daniel Hackett expects stagnant US import volumes in the first half of 2020, and a downtick of 1 percent in the third quarter, before volumes return to normal in the fourth quarter. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]US imports from Asia saw a year-over-year decline in 2019 for the first time...

  • New services, auto growth to drive Mexican intermodal gains in 2020
    [caption caption="The Mexican intermodal sector could reap the benefits of improved railroad service and trade with the US if the government can prevent civil disturbances from blocking railroad lines. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com."][/caption]More consistent railroad scheduling, additional services, and growth in auto-related cargo due to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), could...

  • Dedicated trucking, digital drive Q4 growth at J.B. Hunt
    [caption caption="Intermodal volumes began to expand, slowly, in the fourth quarter, J.B. Hunt said. Photo credit: J.B. Hunt Transport Services."][/caption]A wave of private shipper fleet conversions to dedicated trucking, alongside growth of a digital brokerage platform, pushed revenue at J.B. Hunt Transport Services to $2.45 billion in the fourth quarter,...

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