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Traffic congestion costs U.S. trucking companies $63 billion a year (2017-05-17) ATRI calculated delays cause more than 996 million hours of lost productivity. More...

Hapag-Lloyd ships have been docking in Montreal for 125 years (2017-05-17) The German company's first ship to serve the Canadian market called at the Port of Montreal in March 1892. More...

Global container volumes up sharply in first quarter says Drewry (2017-05-16) Preliminary data shows that world container traffic made a giant leap forward. More...

European Union updates list of banned or restricted airlines (2017-05-16) 181 airlines do not meet international safety standards and are banned from EU skies. More...

Prince Rupert container terminal receives new gantry cranes (2017-05-15) Expansion of Fairview Container Terminal is due for completion in the third quarter of 2017. More...

Oakland's container volume up with fewer but larger ships docking in April (2017-05-15) The Port said 2017 containerized import volume in Oakland increased 3.5 percent through April. More...

Maritime Bureau reports first Somali hijackings after five-year lull (2017-05-12) IMB also reports persisting violence in piracy hotspots off Nigeria and Southern Philippines. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 8 per cent this spring (2017-05-12) Shipping season is off to a solid start with raising shipments of ore pellets and Canadian grain. More...

Port of Vancouver holds consultation on proposed Centerm Expansion Project (2017-05-11) The project is part of the port authority's plans to accommodate Canada's growing trade. More...

Port of Houston tonnage and container volumes up in first quarter (2017-05-11) During the first quarter of this year, Port Houston facilities handled 607,000 TEUs. More...

U.S. retailers expect steady import increases through the summer and into the fall (2017-05-10) National Retail Federation expects import cargo volumes to increase 2.6% in May. More...

Strongest April on record for container cargo in South Carolina (2017-05-10) Year-to-date volume is 10.2 percent higher than the same period last year. More...

Port of Long Beach cargo up almost 17 percent year-over-year (2017-05-09) A total of 558,014 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moved through Long Beach in April. More...

Global airport industry keeps working to reduce and eliminate CO2 emissions (2017-05-09) 189 airports across the world are now certified under Airport Carbon Accreditation. More...

Canadian railways freight traffic still climbing at the end of April (2017-05-08) For the week ended April 29 total carloads were up 16% and intermodal units were up 9.8%. More...

Railway freight traffic in the United States increased 5.2% in April (2017-05-08) Ten of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains. More...

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports declined in February (2017-05-05) The majority of Canadian airports reported fewer movements in February. More...

U.S. international trade deficit decreased slightly in March (2017-05-05) Exports were $191.0 billion, $1.7 billion less than February, and imports were $234.7 billion, down $1.7 billion. More...

U.S. maritime commission rejects Japanese carriers alliance/merger (2017-05-04) Commission says K Line, MOL, and NYK were ultimately establishing a merged entity. More...

Jacksonville continues double digit growth in Asian container volumes (2017-05-04) The Asian container trade is the fastest growing segment of JAXPORT's container cargo business. More...

Panama Canal welcomes largest vessel to-date through new locks (2017-05-03) The 13,092 TEU Neopanamax containership COSCO Development began its voyage in Asia. More...

NY-NJ Bayonne Bridge raising to finish months ahead of schedule (2017-05-03) Span's new height will accommodate world's largest container vessels by June 30. More...

Maritime authorities from China, EU and U.S. meet in Beijing (2017-05-02) Summit provides a forum for competition officials from the U.S., China, and the European. More...

West Coast longshore union to vote on extending contract to 2022 (2017-05-02) Employer-initiated proposal would extend the 2014-2019 collective agreement. More...

Cross-border freight flows within NAFTA were up 2.9 percent in February (2017-05-01) The value of U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 4.2 percent to $44.4 billion. More...

Increasing imports add to port congestion in China, says Drewry (2017-05-01) Chinese ports are currently encountering congestion brought on by a number of factors. More...

April 2017

Canadian shippers' surface transportation costs rose in February (2017-04-28) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates up and fuel surcharges down. More...

CN signals and communications employees ratify new contract (2017-04-28) The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017 and runs through Dec. 31, 2021. More...

Asia Pacific airlines freight volume grew 12.7% in March (2017-04-27) AAPA says the outlook for air passenger and cargo markets remains positive. More...

Ottawa begins statutory review of Railway Safety Act (2017-04-27) The review will focus on the effectiveness of the federal rail safety legislative and regulatory framework. More...

Global container freight index kept rising in March (2017-04-26) The RWI-ISL index shows expansion of world trade continues regardless of rising protectionist tendencies. More...

Northwest Seaport Alliance freight volumes up 14 percent in March (2017-04-26) Ports of Seattle and Tacoma saw TEU volumes grow more than 20% in March. More...

Survey in container transport indicates low level of satisfaction (2017-04-25) Survey by ESC and Drewry shows service provided by container lines is rated as poor to average. More...

Canadian airlines' traffic increased 6.6% in February (2017-04-25) Total operating revenue edged down 0.6% from the same month a year earlier. More...

Port of Vancouver honors marine carriers for efforts to reduce air emissions (2017-04-24) Fourteen marine carriers are being recognized with the Authority's Blue Circle Awards. More...

Port of Savannah container traffic grew 5.6 percent in March (2017-04-24) The Georgia Ports Authority experienced strong growth in containerized, auto and breakbulk trade. More...

CP Rail intermodal and support employees ratify five-year labour agreement (2017-04-21) CP has successfully negotiated long-term agreements with six of its seven Canadian unions. More...

Port of Virginia container volumes up 9 percent in March (2017-04-21) The Port of Virginia announced that it moved 232,148 twenty-foot equivalent units in March. More...

Port of Los Angeles March cargo volumes up 29 percent (2017-04-20) Imports jumped 30% to 373,549 TEUs and exports increased 20 percent to 191,772 TEUs. More...

American truck tonnage index slipped another 0.1% in March (2017-04-20) American Trucking Associations say March truck tonnage was likely hurt by some late season winter storms. More...

Air freight volumes increased 7.8% at airports throughout the world in February (2017-04-19) According to ACI international freight was up 9.6%, whereas domestic traffic grew 3.1%. More...

Port of Antwerp gets off to the strongest year start ever (2017-04-19) The growth is mainly due to container freight, which was up by 2% in terms of tonnage. More...

Canadian freight volume index kept climbing in March (2017-04-18) TransCore's Intra-Canada load volumes jumped 51 percent year-over-year. More...

Container imports at port of Long Beach up 20.2 percent in March (2017-04-18) The Port of Long Beach moved a total of 505,382 TEUs last month - an 8.7 percent increase. More...

Port of Vancouver receives sustainability award (2017-04-13) Port Authority gets Corporate Knights' 2017 Future 40 recognition for the fourth consecutive year. More...

South Carolina ports saw record container volume in March (2017-04-13) Month was 13 percent higher than March 2016 and surpassed previous record set in January. More...

EU approves acquisition of Hamburg Süd by Maersk Line (2017-04-12) The clearance is conditional upon the withdrawal of Hamburg Süd from five consortia on trade routes. More...

Shippers worldwide have a poor opinion of of ocean carriers' service quality (2017-04-12) Clients unhappy with quality of customer service and reliability of bookings. More...

U.S. retailers expect strong import increases throughout the spring and summer (2017-04-11) National Retail Federation expects import cargo volumes to increase 10% in April. More...

Panama Canal delegation looks for more business from Asia (2017-04-11) Canal delegates meet with customers and maritime organizations in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan. More...

Port of Oakland import volume up 19 percent in March (2017-04-10) Results contrast sharply with a 9.2 percent decline in February shipments to Oakland. More...

Canadian railways freight volume kept growing at the end March (2017-04-10) For the week ended April 1 total carloads were up 11.3 percent and intermodal units were up 14.1 percent. More...

U.S. international trade deficit decreased to $43.6 billion in February (2017-04-07) Exports were $192.9 billion, $0.4 billion more than January, imports were $236.4 billion, down $4.3 billion. More...

Railway freight traffic in the United States increased 5.5% in March (2017-04-07) AAR notes that in March 2017, 13 of the 20 carload commodity categories saw carload gains. More...

Port of Montreal celebrates 50 years of container shipping (2017-04-06) The Port of Montreal handled its first container in April 1967. More...

U.S. trucking association calls for increased infrastructure investment (2017-04-06) Trucking industry states urgent need for greater investment in highway system. More...

Asia to East Coast container traffic gains momentum (2017-04-05) Market analyst Drewry reports that the Asia to East Coast North America container trade is surging ahead. More...

Port of Thunder Bay season opens on high note (2017-04-05) The majority of the cargo shipped was carry-over grain from last year's strong prairie harvest. More...

Hong Kong airport's cargo volumes up 7.7% in first two months of the year (2017-04-04) Robust growth in cargo was mainly attributable to an 11% increase in transshipments. More...

Port of Virginia container volumes stable in February (2017-04-04) The Port of Virginia announced that it moved 220,376 twenty-foot equivalent units in February. More...

Canadian shippers' total costs increased slightly at the beginning of the year (2017-04-03) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates down, and fuel surcharges up. More...

Canada's gross domestic product grew 0.6% in January (2017-04-03) Statistics Canada reports widespread growth across both goods- and service-producing industries. More...