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Brandon Cafferky Monday, October 2, 2023

FBX Report: October 02, 2023

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, September 29, 2023

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.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, September 28, 2023

Aviation, trade sectors brace for government shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration and Customs and Border Protection are two key agencies involved in goods movement that will be short-handed if the government shuts down nonessential services.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, September 27, 2023

WestJet adds new cargo route to Havana

WestJet Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo are connecting new cities to their narrowbody freighter networks.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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 […]

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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.

American Shipper

Eric Kulisch Monday, September 25, 2023

Air Canada cancels Boeing order for 777 freighters

Air Canada is backing out of a deal to buy two large 777 freighters from Boeing.

Trade Compliance

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, August 31, 2023

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.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Trade and Compliance

Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR



John Gallagher Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Lawmakers drag Buttigieg into UAW fight

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg faced partisan attacks over EV policy during a House oversight hearing.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023


Freight interests frustrated with leadership vacuum at DOT

Thursday, August 24, 2023


Real estate investors surge into electric truck charging

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Air Cargo

Canadian airports receive $77M for cargo projects

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Fuel cells

Nikola’s energy president resigns

Shipping + Maritime


Greg Miller Friday, September 22, 2023

How will Russian ban on diesel exports impact global energy trade?

Diesel is an essential fuel for the global economy. The world’s second-largest seaborne supplier, Russia, just halted exports.

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Shipper's Perspective

Shippers Perspective

Jenny Glasscock Monday, July 31, 2023

What it takes to streamline shipping operations and control costs

Transportation spend optimization is a shipper’s secret weapon to transform its spend management process, improve inefficiencies, and reduce complexities and operational risk.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Shippers Perspective

5 things shippers should know about real-time freight procurement

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Shippers Perspective

How should small-package shippers choose delivery partners?

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sonar Analyst Reports

Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers 


Fuel News

John Kingston Monday, October 2, 2023

Small move in diesel benchmark masks more volatile underlying market

The benchmark price for most fuel surcharges moved by only a small amount, but futures markets are going through some big swings.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Fuel News

Georgia governor suspends motor fuel taxes



Joanna Marsh Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Internet connectivity issues affect CN’s customer service portal

CN was experiencing internet connectivity issues Tuesday, affecting the Canadian railway’s customer service portal.


Joanna Marsh Tuesday, October 3, 2023

‘More needs to be done to promote freight rail competition’

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito want the Surface Transportation Board to “move swiftly” on reciprocal switching.


Joanna Marsh Tuesday, October 3, 2023

EEOC sues UP over 21 employee terminations for failed vision tests

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Union Pacific in federal court over the dismissal of 21 conductors and locomotive engineers who had failed the railroad’s vision test.


Joanna Marsh Monday, October 2, 2023

System outage briefly halts Norfolk Southern train operations

NS is examining the root cause of the Friday evening to early Saturday morning outage, which the railroad says was not a result of hacking or related to a previous system outage that occurred in late August.


Joanna Marsh Friday, September 29, 2023

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.


Joanna Marsh Friday, September 29, 2023

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.


Joanna Marsh Friday, September 29, 2023

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.


Joanna Marsh Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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.


Joanna Marsh Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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.


Joanna Marsh Monday, September 25, 2023

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.

FreightWaves News


Todd Maiden Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Radiant Logistics acquires Florida operating partner Daleray

Radiant Logistics has acquired a Florida-based logistics partner that provides forwarding services to the cruise lines.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023


XPO’s Jacobs on his next venture: Wait and see

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Logistics/Supply Chains

Lineage acquires Burris Logistics’ cold storage, e-commerce sites

Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Estes Express confirms cyberattack 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

White Papers

White Paper: The State of Freight – September 2023

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Prologis' Q4 ahead of forecasts
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Monday, October 2, 2023

Less than Truckload (LTL)

Morgan Stanley says 2nd phase of LTL freight reshuffle coming