ILWU dockworkers union files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Just when it looked like West Coast port labor drama had dissipated, the ILWU has filed for bankruptcy protection.
In soft market, Amazon and DHL maintain cargo flying with ATSG
Air Transport Services Group has not been forced by primary customers Amazon and DHL to significantly trim flight activity, as originally expected.
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Seacor Holdings sells harbor towing assets operating in Gulf of Mexico
Aviation, trade sectors brace for government shutdown
Port Houston sees falling container traffic in August
WestJet adds new cargo route to Havana
August volumes fall 28% from year-ago highs at Port of Savannah
The Georgia Ports Authority reported a dip in August volumes at the Port of Savannah. But volume increases for rail traffic and roll-on/roll-off cargo were bright sports for GPA last month.
August record month at South Carolina’s Inland Port Greer
Atlas Air snags ex-Etihad cargo chief for C-suite role
Another top-level cargo executive for a Middle Eastern airline has found a new job. Atlas Air, which leases and flies cargo and passenger aircraft for airlines, logistics companies, sports teams […]
DHL relocates A300 freighters to Europe for better sustainment
DHL is moving its A300 fleet from Asia because the region doesn’t have sufficient aerospace support services for the aircraft.
Air Canada cancels Boeing order for 777 freighters
Air Canada is backing out of a deal to buy two large 777 freighters from Boeing.
Air Belgium abandons direct passenger service to focus on cargo
Air Belgium says it never recovered from lost business during the COVID pandemic, in contrast to most passenger carriers. It says it can’t make money selling tickets to consumers and will focus on doing business with other airlines.
Narita Airport to build centralized cargo facility for All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways will soon function in one place at Narita Airport instead of at decentralized cargo warehouses.
DSV tailors chartered freighter network to shifting market conditions
DSV is a logistics company, not an airline, but it is strategically adding freighters it controls through long-term leases based on demand in certain lanes.
Mexican cargo airline accused of labor violations under USMCA
The U.S. is pressing Mexico to review a complaint by pilots at Mas that they were harassed over associations with a labor union.
OSHA fines W8 Shipping $380K for Georgia warehouse safety violations
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As US-China relations worsen, expect supply chain chaos
Trade and Compliance
Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR
Freight interests frustrated with leadership vacuum at DOT
Real estate investors surge into electric truck charging
Canadian airports receive $77M for cargo projects
Nikola’s energy president resigns
Newark ship blaze blamed on Ports America-owned loading vehicle
Shipowner Grimaldi says a Jeep Wrangler used to push non-operating automobiles onto the vessel sparked the deadly fire.
Panama Canal Authority: Vessel transits may be reduced if drought persists
CN and Norfolk Southern unveil domestic intermodal service
US container imports rise in line with pre-COVID peak season pattern
CSX and Georgia Ports Authority offering new intermodal service
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Food giants cash in on ‘pet parents’ buying gourmet meals for ‘fur babies’
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Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers
FedEx cost cuts outrunning revenue weakness, for now
FedEx’s fiscal first-quarter results give efficiency the nod over growth. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)
Clearjet leverages narrowbody aircraft for air parcel service at ground rates
BNSF Railway compels new airline to change name in trademark dispute
Hawaiian Airlines sees advantage in Amazon pivot to Airbus freighter
Orders for freighter aircraft slow ‘to a trickle’
For 1st time since July, benchmark diesel price heads downward
The benchmark diesel price used for most fuel surcharges declined for the first time since early summer.
Diesel’s fuel surcharge benchmark is up, even as futures suddenly drop
Georgia governor suspends motor fuel taxes
Not much good news for diesel consumers in latest key oil report
Benchmark diesel price up 4.8 cents a gallon, but out West it’s soaring
BNSF and train conductors union reach work scheduling deal
BNSF and SMART-TD have reached a tentative agreement addressing how BNSF handles work schedules for train conductors and other related union members.
Environmental groups push to clamp down on coal dust from trains
Sixteen environmental groups have filed a rulemaking petition with the EPA asking for the federal agency to require coal train operators to have Clean Water Act permits when moving coal.
How will a government shutdown affect freight railroads?
This AskWaves article looks at how a U.S. federal government shutdown would affect freight rail operations and proposed rail safety and economic rulemakings.
Ohio senators seek public health emergency declaration for East Palestine
Declaring East Palestine, the town impacted by a Norfolk Southern train derailment, as the site of a public health emergency would allow area residents to have long-term access to Medicare, Ohio’s senators said in a letter to the EPA.
Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway expand intermodal offerings
Two Florida East Coast Railway terminals will gain access to Norfolk Southern’s network, and NS and FEC will use a steel wheel interchange in Jacksonville, Florida, which will bolster access to Midwest markets.
Cincinnati voters to decide on sale of Cincinnati Southern Railway to NS
Cincinnati voters will determine on Nov. 7 who should own the Cincinnati Southern Railway, which is currently owned by a group affiliated with the city. The city wants to sell it to Norfolk Southern for $1.62 billion.
FRA awards more than $1.4B to short-line and passenger rail projects
The Federal Railroad Administration’s CRISI program for rail infrastructure projects awarded a record $1.4 billion to 70 projects across the U.S.
DOE-developed rail car for spent nuclear fuel undergoes final testing
DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy says Atlas rail car system has undergone final testing, while Minneapolis-based Thermo King introduced its next-generation temperature-controlled slimline rail unit.
Greenbrier nets most rail car orders ‘in nearly a decade’
Although U.S. rail volumes may still be sluggish, Greenbrier received orders for 15,300 new rail cars in its latest fiscal quarter. The orders have an aggregate value of $1.9 billion.
Biden holding Norfolk Southern accountable for East Palestine recovery
President Joe Biden wants Norfolk Southern and federal agencies to stay involved in recovery efforts in East Palestine, Ohio, where an NS train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Feb. 3.
Borderlands: Arizona border officials want Mexico trade lanes reopened
This week in Borderlands: Arizona border officials want Mexico trade lanes reopened; Study finds ending US-Mexico tomato pact could raise prices by 50%; Texas port receives $20M to fund rail infrastructure project; and Accurate Transport opens logistics hub in Houston.
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At least 5 dead after tanker carrying ammonia crashes in Illinois
UPS offers rebates to win back diverted volumes
State of Freight takeaways: Low rates, low OTRI mask market improvement
Layoffs confirmed in BNSF Logistics brokerage unit’s sale to J.B. Hunt
UAW-represented Mack Trucks workers near strike deadline
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WHAT THE TRUCK?!?
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