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Borderlands Mexico: Ambitious billion-dollar Tehuantepec rail corridor aims to grab more international trade

This week in Borderlands: Ambitious billion-dollar Tehuantepec rail corridor aims to grab more international trade; GrubMarket acquires Houston-based foodservice distributor; Production of Mexican-built cargo trucks rise in June; and Metrobi launches delivery service in Dallas.

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Container News

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Infographics

Brandon Cafferky Tuesday, July 16, 2024

FBX Report: July 16, 2024

The Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) is the world’s leading—and most accurate—index of market rates for 40′ containers.

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Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Friday, July 12, 2024

Avianca Cargo, AeroUnion launch fleet upgrade with A330 freighter

Avianca Cargo is replacing the fleet of its Mexican partner with Airbus A330 freighters.

News

Grace Sharkey Friday, July 12, 2024

FreightTech Friday: p44 offers eBOLs for all LTL shipments

This week: p44 offers eBOLs on all LTL shipments, ODeX moves into Singapore, Goodyear offers Tires-as-a-Service and AutoScheduler.AI raises funds.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, July 11, 2024

Western Global pilots seek federal mediation in contract talks

Pilots for Western Global Airlines say they need help from the National Mediation Board to move along negotiations on a labor agreement.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, July 11, 2024

Air cargo surge could be at expense of peak season growth

Airfreight volumes are buoyant during the typically slow summer season. One theory is that businesses are ordering sooner to avoid late deliveries for second-half shopping holidays, which could mean the busy season will be less busy than expected.

Technology

Grace Sharkey Wednesday, July 10, 2024

German startup grabs pre-seed funding for container logistics platform

Northbound looks to expand its product development after raising $1.4 million in funds.

News

Grace Sharkey Tuesday, July 9, 2024

CargoX goes live with HMM eBOL partnership

CargoX has launched its solution tailored to meet the electronic bill of lading standards of Korean container carrier HMM and the Digital Container Shipping Association.

Trade Compliance

Trade and Compliance

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Illegal Ozempic shipments enter US through e-commerce sales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has discovered gray-market imports of Ozempic from Colombia and is trying to close down the shipping pipeline.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection HQ entrance.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Trade and Compliance

Seko Logistics takes CBP to court over e-commerce enforcement

Customs inspector search a box at a postal facility.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Trade and Compliance

US Customs tightens enforcement on low-value e-commerce trade

A brown-tail UPS freighter parked at an airport terminal.
Chinese trade flow into Mexico is helping to build up the latter’s manufacturing capabilities, which is a long-term positive for the U.S.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

American Shipper

How China skirts tariffs into the US

Infrastructure

Electric Trucks

Alan Adler Friday, June 28, 2024

Can wireless EV charging become an infrastructure player?

Is wireless charging an idea whose time has come for electric trucks? In some use cases, the answer is yes.

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Electric Trucks

Workhorse on the bubble, or is it worse?

Shipping + Maritime

Top Stories

Brinley Hineman Friday, July 19, 2024

NullShip selling counterfeit postal labels, FreightWaves investigation finds

NullShip Shipping Solutions claims to sell U.S. Postal Service and UPS labels at a steep discount but sold clients counterfeit postal labels, costing one person thousands of dollars in lost goods.

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Business

Prime Day 2024: 4 things to know 4 days out

Friday, July 5, 2024

Weather and Critical Events

Hurricane Beryl likely to impact South Texas on Monday

Truck outside Port of Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Regulatory Agencies

Truckers, shippers warn against delaying container fee rule

Shipper's Perspective

Sponsored Insights

Britni Chisenall Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Delta Cargo’s DeliverDirect offers ‘e-commerce delivery at the speed of flight’

DeliverDirect serves various industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and related sectors.

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A cross-dock terminal in Houston is viewed from above.
Monday, February 5, 2024

Shippers Perspective

Viewpoint: Why it pays to be a Shipper of Choice

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Technology

The future of procurement 

Air Cargo

Cybersecurity

Caleb Revill Friday, July 19, 2024

CloudStrike, Microsoft give updates, troubleshooting tips after IT glitch

CloudStrike and Microsoft have released troubleshooting solutions after a global tech outage disrupted business across several industries and grounded thousands of flights Friday morning.

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A white My Freighter freighter on the tarmac on a cloudy day.
A red-tailed Turkish Cargo jet takes off.
A red-tailed NAC plane gets sprayed from vehicle with anti-icing fluid with pink hue and clouds in background.
Close up side view of cargo being lifted from a ground vehicle into a blue-and-white cargo jet.

Fuel

Fuel News

John Kingston Monday, July 15, 2024

Diesel prices fall after 4-week rise

The benchmark diesel price used for most fuel surcharges was down this week after several weeks of increases.

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Rail

News

FreightWaves Staff Friday, July 19, 2024

Global tech outage largely bypasses freight and passenger railroads

U.S. and Canadian railroads appear to be relatively unaffected by the global tech outage that grounded flights and disrupted businesses today, although Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific Kansas City were experiencing some computer issues.

Railroad

FreightWaves Staff Thursday, July 18, 2024

U.S. weekly rail traffic remains above 2023 levels

For the week ending July 13, total U.S. volume was 483,806 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 1.3% over the same week in a year ago.

Trucking

Caleb Revill Wednesday, July 17, 2024

CEO Joni Casey retiring after 27 years of leadership at IANA

Joni Casey, president and CEO of the Intermodal Association of North America, announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of 2024.

Railroad

FreightWaves Staff Monday, July 15, 2024

Ruling on question delaying Canadian rail strikes expected by Aug. 9

Canada Industrial Relations Board will determine if some shipments must continue even during work stoppage.

Railroad

John Gallagher Friday, July 12, 2024

Regulators nervous about rail freight decline

The Biden administration is calling railroad executives to Washington to explain how they plan to reverse negative cargo trends and grow their business.

Railroad

FreightWaves Staff Thursday, July 11, 2024

CSX joins RailPulse telematics joint venture

The Class I railroad, CSW, is now the fourth to become a member of RailPulse.

Railroad

Caleb Revill Thursday, July 11, 2024

Migrants rescued from locked train car crossing US-Mexico border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents rescued 23 migrants who were locked inside a train car stationed in Laredo, Texas on Tuesday.

Intermodal

FreightWaves Staff Thursday, July 11, 2024

Port of Los Angeles completes Pier 400 rail expansion project

A $73 million rail expansion at the Port of Los Angeles adds five storage tracks, new crossovers and turnouts, and a concrete rail bridge, among other improvements.

Trucking

John Kingston Friday, July 5, 2024

Minor decline in truck transportation jobs reported for June

The BLS jobs report for June recorded a small drop in the number of truck transportation jobs.

Railroad

FreightWaves Staff Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Regional Rail acquires Cincinnati Eastern Railroad

The acquisition of Cincinnati East Railroad brings Regional Rail’s overall number of railroads to 16.

FreightWaves News

Trucking

John Kingston Friday, July 19, 2024

Trimble’s Williams sees technology gains in trucking but shortfalls too

Kelly Williams of Trimble weighed in on where technology has helped or fallen short for people in the trucking sector.

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Blue Truck on a sheet of ice over a blue background and Running on Ice Logo
Friday, July 19, 2024

Running on Ice

Running on Ice: Port Houston gets an upgrade

Friday, July 19, 2024

Sponsored Insights

Selecting a provider you can trust 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Enterprise Fleet Summit

Regular truck maintenance can save time and money for fleets

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Sponsored Insights

 A unified approach to improving cross-border operations

Trucks and cars on rainy highway
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Trucking Regulation

Large truck crash fatalities fell 11% in 2023

A sideview of an ArcBest trailer
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Less than Truckload (LTL)

ABF Freight head Seth Runser named president of parent ArcBest

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Enterprise Fleet Summit

Mark Manera talks driver health, barriers to care