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Canadian railroads report strong growth of freight traffic in first week of August (2017-08-11) For the week ended August 5 total carloads were up 8.3% and intermodal units were up 15.6%. More...

U.S. retailers' imports expected to break new record in August (2017-08-11) Retail Federation says August imports are forecast at 1.75 million TEUs up 2.1 percent from last year. More...

Survey details container losses at sea each year (2017-08-10) On average a total of 1,582 containers are lost at sea each year says World Shipping Council survey. More...

Drop in carloads slowed railway freight growth in the U.S. in July (2017-08-10) Total carloads were down 0.6 percent and intermodal traffic was up 5.6 percent. More...

Panama Canal's lower tolls for large container ships take effect in October (2017-08-09) New tolls structure offers more attractive rates per container for Neopanamax ships. More...

CN conductors in Canada ratify new labour agreement (2017-08-09) The three-year agreement retroactive to July 23, 2016 covers approximately 3,000 conductors. More...

U.S. international trade deficit continued to shrink in June (2017-08-08) Exports were $194.4 billion, $2.4 billion more than May and imports were $238.0 billion, down $0.4 billion. More...

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships' hulls (2017-08-08) Project will focus on the implementation of the IMO Guidelines for the control of ships' biofouling. More...

IATA says global air freight demand increased 11% in June (2017-08-04) Air cargo is flying high on the back of a stronger global economy according to IATA Director General. More...

Port of New York and New Jersey cargo volumes on record pace for 2017 (2017-08-04) The first six months of this year were 4.4 percent higher than the same period in 2015. More...

Canadian shippers' surface transportation costs increased slightly in May (2017-08-03) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates up 0.3% and fuel surcharges down. More...

Ports of Indiana shipments up 19% in first six months of 2017 (2017-08-03) The growth was primarily due to increased shipments of coal, ethanol, fertilizer, minerals and steel. More...

Drewry expects firm demand to propel dry bulk shipping recovery (2017-08-02) Tonne mile demand should grow at a healthy pace of around 3% annually over the next five years. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma year-to-date container volumes up 7 percent (2017-08-02) Northwest Seaport Alliance says container volumes declined 1%t in June but year-to-date total is up 7%. More...

Amsterdam Schiphol sets new air cargo record (2017-08-01) Cargo volumes grew 8.7 per cent to a record 866,713 tonnes between January and June 2017. More...

Port of Oakland ready for anticipated record peak-season import volume (2017-08-01) The next two-to-three months could set new containerized import records in the U.S. More...

July 2017

Airports association reports robust recovery in air freight volumes in 2017 (2017-07-31) All regions had high growth in May with Europe and North America showing the highest increases. More...

U.S. West Coast longshoremen vote on extending contract to 2022 (2017-07-31) Previously set to expire in 2019, contract will extend to July 1, 2022, subject to final confirmation by ILWU. More...

NAFTA trade flows are up for a seventh consecutive month (2017-07-28) The value of U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 11.4 percent to $51.2 billion in May. More...

Canadian wholesale sales rose to a record high in May (2017-07-28) Statistics Canada announces wholesale sales were up in six of the seven subsectors. More...

Asia Pacific airlines' air freight volume increased 10% in June (2017-07-27) AAPA says broad-based increases in exports continued to boost demand for air cargo shipments. More...

Port Saint John reports 4% year-to-date tonnage increase (2017-07-27) Gains have been experienced in the dry bulk, break bulk and project cargo sectors. More...

Port of Rotterdam container volumes up 9.3% so far this year (2017-07-26) Port saw growth in eight of the ten market segments, with drops mineral oil products and liquid bulk. More...

U.S. trucking association forecasts continued growth in truck transport (2017-07-26) The American Trucking Associations projects freight volumes to grow 2.8% in 2017. More...

Port of Felixstowe increases height of cranes to handle largest ships (2017-07-25) The port is ordering new cranes and raising existing equipment. More...

Georgia Ports Authority had record volumes in fiscal year 2017 (2017-07-25) In fiscal year 2017, the GPA moved 33.4 million tons of cargo across all terminals. More...

West Coast study to measure how vessel speed affects underwater noise and whales (2017-07-24) Fifty-three marine shipping industry organizations have committed to participate. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales increased for the third consecutive month (2017-07-24) Statistics Canada reports that manufacturing reached $54.6 billion in May. More...

Global container freight index kept climbing in June (2017-07-21) The RWI-ISL index shows was up again in June, after a significant leap upwards in May. More...

Port of Los Angeles sets new annual record for container volumes (2017-07-21) The port set a new annual record for most container throughput for a Western Hemisphere port. More...

Port of Antwerp sees continued cargo growth (2017-07-20) Container freight saw an increase of 2.5percent, to 61,288,264 tonnes. More...

American truck tonnage index fell 4.3% in June (2017-07-20) American Trucking Associations truck tonnage index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain in May. More...

Great Lakes June freight volume remained same as last year's (2017-07-19) Freighters moved 9.7 million tons of cargo in the month of June on the Great Lakes. More...

Clean diesel trucks now make up 30% of commercial vehicles in U.S. (2017-07-19) Over a 5 year period, the newest generation truck have saved 4.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel. More...

Port of New York-New Jersey welcomes first containership over 13,000 TEUs (2017-07-18) OOCL Berlin is the largest vessel to transit under the newly elevated Bayonne Bridge. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma earn honors for environmental practices (2017-07-18) The Northwest Seaport Alliance earns magazine's 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors. More...

Canada and Thailand expand air transport agreement (2017-07-17) Agreement will allow any number of Canadian and Thai airlines to serve any city in Canada and Thailand. More...

Port of Virginia freight traffic kept growing in June (2017-07-17) Port saw a 7 percent increase when compared with the same month last year and set a new record for the month. More...

The ATA Carnet could soon be fully electronic (2017-07-14) ICC and WCO are working on digitizing the global temporary import-export document. More...

Canadian railroads report 6.1 percent more carloads in first week of July (2017-07-14) For the first 27 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads rail traffic volume is up 11.6 percent. More...

U.S. freight transportation index rose 2.2 percent in May (2017-07-13) Index is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry. More...

Port of Long Beach cargo climbed 9.2 percent in June Results cap off second quarter that saw container traffic jump 8.3 percent. More...

IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda (2017-07-12) International Maritime Organization addresses water management schedule, greenhouse gas and air pollution issues. More...

Port of New York/New Jersey cargo volumes were up 6.7 percent in May (2017-07-12) Hitting this mark made May 2017 one of the top five best months in Port's history. More...

U.S. retailers' imports could hit new record as merchants stock up (2017-07-11) Retail Federation expects retailers to import some of the largest volumes of merchandise ever. More...

Port of Oakland sets all-time record for June import volume (2017-07-11) The Port said last month's import volume increased 5.1 percent over the same period a year ago. More...

Global air freight demand increased 13% in May (2017-07-10) All regions, with the exception of Latin America, reported year-on-year double-digit increases in demand. More...

U.S. international trade deficit down $1.1 billion in May (2017-07-10) Exports were $192.0 billion, $0.9 billion more than April, and imports were $238.5 billion, down $0.2 billion. More...

Canadian government to invest $2.1 billion in trade and transportation corridors (2017-07-07) Funding to improve ports, waterways, airports, roads, bridges, border crossings, rail networks. More...

Railway freight traffic in the United States was up up 4.5 percent in June (2017-07-07) Eight of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains. More...

Global maritime piracy keeps declining (2017-07-06) International Maritime Bureau report reveals 87 incidents of maritime piracy in first half of year. More...

Freight trucking price index up 0.9% in fourth quarter of last year (2017-07-06) StatsCan says general trucking rose 1.3%, while the specialized trucking component was unchanged. More...

Port of Montreal achieves highest Green Marine environmental average (2017-07-05) Port authority says result is due to a team effort that involved every department of the MPA. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma report strongest May on record (2017-07-05) Northwest Seaport Alliance's volumes increased by 18 percent compared to last year. More...

Truck driver turnover at large U.S. truckload fleets rises to 74 percent (2017-07-04) Turnover at at less-than-truckload carriers climbed two points to 10 percent. More...

Panama Canal commemorates one-year anniversary of expanded canal (2017-07-04) Expanded canal's performance has exceeded what was originally forecast. More...