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Air freight volumes increased 6% at airports throughout the world in April (2017-06-22) Major freight hubs with significant loaded freight for export saw their overall volumes jump in April. More...

American truck tonnage index increased 6.5% in May (2017-06-22) Despite robust jump in May the American Trucking Associations still expect moderate growth going forward. More...

European dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29 (2017-06-21) Europe-wide port stoppage in support of a conflict faced by Spanish dockers. More...

Canadian freight volume index sees sharp rise in May (2017-06-21) TransCore's Canadian Freight Index jumped 31 percent compared to May 2016. More...

Canadian wholesale sales up 1% in April (2017-06-20) Statistics Canada announces wholesale sales registered a seventh consecutive monthly advance. More...

St. Lawrence high water levels enable some ships to load more freight (2017-06-20) Higher draft allows bulk carrier to load record shipment of corn at Trois-Rivieres. More...

Canadian railroads report strong growth of freight traffic in first week of June (2017-06-19) For the week ended June 10 total carloads were up 13.3% and intermodal units were up 18.3%. More...

Port of Virginia sets all-time monthly container record (2017-06-19) Port saw container volume growth of 12.5 percent and set an all-time record for productivity. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales increased 1.1% in April (2017-06-16) Statistics Canada reports that manufacturing reached a new record high of $54.4 billion in April. More...

Port of Los Angeles handles a record 796,000 TEUs in May (2017-06-16) Cargo volumes increased 3.4 percent in May compared to the same period last year. More...

Truck stability-control rules welcomed by trucking alliance (2017-06-15) New safety standard mandates Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems on truck tractors. More...

U.S. freight transportation index fell 0.6 percent in April (2017-06-15) Index fell for the second consecutive month after reaching an all-time high in February. More...

Port of Long Beach sees busiest May ever (2017-06-14) New vessel-sharing alliances and increased use of terminals pushed the number of containers up. More...

Three new super post-panamax container cranes for Port Everglades (2017-06-14) Cranes will meet demand for new services anticipated from the port's expansion program. More...

Great Lakes and Seaway iron ore trade up in May, limestone shipments decreased (2017-06-13) Lake Carriers' Association says shipments of iron ore were up 1.8%, limestone was down 5.4%. More...

Port of Oakland import volume in May reached highest level since 2015 (2017-06-13) The Port handled the equivalent of 82,440 20-foot import containers, up 1.4% from May 2016. More...

U.S. retailers expect imports to reach record level by the end of summer (2017-06-12) National Retail Federation expects import cargo volumes to increase 4.1% in June. More...

NY-NJ Bayonne Bridge raising completed ahead of schedule (2017-06-12) The Bayonne Bridge's lower roadway removal was completed seven months ahead of schedule. More...

Global air freight demand remained robust in April (2017-06-09) All regions reported an increase in demand, with the exception of Latin America. More...

Railway freight traffic in the United States continued to rise in May (2017-06-09) Eleven of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains. More...

Northwest seaports getting four more container cranes (2017-06-08) Northwest Seaport Alliance approve purchase of four more container cranes to join four others already on order. More...

Georgia ports break container volume record (2017-06-08) The Georgia Ports Authority handled 350,104 TEUs in May, 11.68% more than the same month a year ago. More...

Panama Canal proposes to modify tolls, decrease container ships' rates (2017-06-07) The new proposal offers more attractive rates per loaded containers on the return voyage. More...

Airlines commit to air cargo modernization (2017-06-07) IATA adopts a resolution to accelerate the modernization and transformation of the air cargo industry. More...

U.S. international trade deficit climbs to $47.6 billion in April (2017-06-06) Exports were $191.0 billion, $0.5 billion less than March, and imports were $238.6 billion, up $1.9 billion. More...

Larger container ships in Asia-US West Coast trade nearly doubled in 2017 (2017-06-06) As more cargo is squeezed onto fewer weekly services terminals have to prepare for much greater peaks. More...

Steady growth in air transport across the world's airports in first quarter of 2017 (2017-06-05) While all regions posted solid gains during Q1 2017, Asia-Pacific stood out. More...

Air transport industry urges governments to support carbon offset plans (2017-06-07) Air Transport Action Group lauds governments that have demonstrated strong climate leadership. More...

EU and China to increase cooperation on customs issues (2017-06-02) Agreement introduces an important cooperation on matters concerning e-commerce. More...

Florida's Port Everglades starts $437.5 million expansion project (2017-06-02) Project will add new berths for larger ships and install infrastructure for new Super Post-Panamax cranes. More...

Canadian shippers' surface transportation costs rose slightly in March (2017-06-01) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates up and fuel surcharges down. More...

U.S. port authorities concerned over cuts in infrastructure funding (2017-06-01) Proposed 2018 Federal budget will eliminate several grant programs which helped ports' improvements. More...

May 2017

Port of Baltimore gets great start to 2017, sets another cargo record (2017-05-31) The five percent first quarter improvement is due primarily to cars and containers. More...

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports dropped 3.9% in March (2017-05-31) Fifty airports reported fewer movements from the same month the previous year. More...

CN and its train conductors reach tentative agreement and avoid a strike (2017-05-30) Final ratification by TCRC members expected to take approximately 60 days. More...

Panama Canal sets new largest ship record (2017-05-30) OOCL France container ship transits canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. More...

CN train conductors could go on strike Tuesday morning (2017-05-29) 72-hour strike notice for 3000 conductors and yard operations employees at CN in Canada. More...

Asia Pacific airlines freight volume grew 9% in April (2017-05-29) AAPA says strong international demand continued to improve across Asian economies. More...

Canadian railways freight traffic held on to strong growth in mid-May (2017-05-26) For the week ended May 20 total carloads were up 14.4% and intermodal units were up 10.5%. More...

Georgia ports saw 11.7% container volume growth in April (2017-05-26) Total tonnage increased by 13 percent to reach 2.94 million tons and the Authority's busiest April ever. More...

American truck tonnage index slipped 2.5% in April (2017-05-25) Despite drops over the last three months the American Trucking Associations still expect moderate growth going forward. More...

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.9% in March (2017-05-25) Gains were recorded in four of seven subsectors, led by building material and supplies. More...

Cross-border freight flows within NAFTA were up 10.9 percent in March (2017-05-24) The value of U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 10.4 percent to $51.2 billion. More...

Global container freight index down slightly in April (2017-05-24) The RWI-ISL index declined by 1.4 points in April, down to 124.3 points. More...

Brussels Airport sees large increase in cargo traffic in April (2017-05-23) The increase is due to the strong 32.9% growth in the full-freighter segment. More...

Northwest Seaport Alliance freight volumes stable in April (2017-05-23) Ports of Seattle and Tacoma April international container volumes grew 6 percent compared to April 2016. More...

Port of Los Angeles April cargo volumes set new record (2017-05-19) April cargo volumes surged 8.9 making it the best April in the Port's 110-year history. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales up to a record $53.9 billion in March (2017-05-19) Growth was spurred by higher sales in the transportation equipment and food industries. More...

Port of Hamburg greets its first 20,000 TEU container ship (2017-05-18) The MOL Triumph is the first vessel with a loading capacity of over 20,000 TEU in the Port of Hamburg. More...

Canadian freight volume index was lower in April (2017-05-18) TransCore's Canadian Freight Index for April was 21 percent lower than March. More...

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...