White House gives Flexport shoutout for sustainable aviation fuel
The White House recently publicized Flexport for facilitating purchases of sustainable aviation fuel because of the California connection to Asia-Pacific trade and sustainability, although the program isn’t particularly novel.
Zim container ships divert as threat to Israel-linked vessels mounts
There has been a surge of attacks and threats targeting Israel-linked ships, including one incident where the U.S. Navy came to the rescue.
More American Shipper Headlines
‘Dire’ scenario for shipping lines more likely as spot rates fall back
Israel-Hamas war impacts Freightos operations as losses persist
Yet another shipping ‘chokepoint’ risk as Yemen rebels attack
Air cargo’s anemic peak season nothing to celebrate
Borderlands: Eternity Group Mexico unveils tool for shippers to monitor carbon footprint
This week in Borderlands: Eternity Group Mexico unveils a tool for shippers to monitor their carbon footprints; Finkargo closes a $20 million Series A funding round; cargo-partner launches a cross-border shipping solution; and SKU Distribution receives foreign trade zone status for its Arizona warehouse.
October cargo volumes decline at Texas ports, rise in New Orleans
Katoen Natie to invest $60M at Norfolk plastic resin export facilities
Belgium-based logistics provider Katoen Natie is expanding warehousing and rail facilities at its Norfolk, Virginia, operations, to support the export market for plastic resins.
Port of Savannah sees fourth-busiest October
GlobalX Airlines defies cargo trend with fleet strategy
Global Crossing Airlines, a 2-year-old hybrid carrier that provides supplemental airlift to customers that rent the entire plane, is taking a long-term view toward cargo expansion at a time when freight demand is very soft.
Korean Air says Amerijet-Maersk cargo partnership violates trade agreement
U.S. cargo airline Amerijet accuses Korean Air of protectionism. Korean Air says Amerijet is trying to cover up the true nature of its relationship with Maersk Air Cargo because it violates air transport rules.
ATI cargo pilots give union power to call a strike
Cargo pilots at Air Transport International are frustrated by the pace of negotiations for a labor deal and ready to go on strike.
CMA CGM investing in US infrastructure to control its destiny
CMA CGM, like many other carriers, is reporting serious revenue loss. The North America president and CEO goes into detail with American Shipper and explains why the company is investing in more physical infrastructure.
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
How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?
As US-China relations worsen, expect supply chain chaos
Trade and Compliance
Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR
Volvo Group wins bid for bankrupt Proterra battery assets
Sweden’s Volvo Group was selected as the winning bidder for the battery and charging assets of bankrupt Proterra Inc.
DOT pumping more truck capacity into US ports
Maneuvering multiple supply chains key to electric truck charging
Lawmakers drag Buttigieg into UAW fight
Freight interests frustrated with leadership vacuum at DOT
Panama Canal crisis forces US farm exports to detour through Suez
U.S. agribulk exports to Asia are taking the longer route via the Suez Canal due to Panama transit restrictions.
Shipping line Hapag-Lloyd suffers ‘big miss’ as Q3 profits slump
CN to offer intermodal service via Gulfport
What downturn? US imports still rising, highest since boom
Crippling port strike could hit 1 month before presidential election
What’s behind the reports of ‘unprecedented’ retail theft
Practically every retail chain in the U.S. has been sounding the alarms on external theft. It’s not as simple as it seems.
The future of procurement
What it takes to streamline shipping operations and control costs
5 things shippers should know about real-time freight procurement
How should small-package shippers choose delivery partners?
Cargojet to sell off new B757 freighters, pause 767 conversions
Cargojet wants to dump eight aircraft that were part of of its growth strategy and postpone converting two more aircraft into cargo jets as the weak cargo market shrinks profit margins.
How better inventory planning has offset the need for speed
Cargo airlines throttle back on aircraft leases, ATSG says
DHL cuts full-year guidance as second-half recovery doesn’t materialize
Daily Infographic: Boeing posts losses amid low deliveries, Air Force One costs
Benchmark diesel price down again as OPEC+ meeting looms this week
The DOE/EIA diesel price declined for the eighth time in the past 10 weeks.
Another decline in average diesel pump prices; OPEC+ meeting looms
Benchmark diesel price down, futures up; some physical markets stronger
Epstein lays out benefits — and morality — of fossil fuel use
Georgia extends fuel tax suspension again
Projected 2024 industry trends position rail as optimal shipping option
Next year’s transportation environment is expected to see gains in three key areas: service, sustainability and technology. Rail has made strides in all three, making it a viable, affordable option for shippers.
CSX eyes wheel bearing as cause of Kentucky derailment
A failed wheel bearing may have caused the derailment of a CSX train in Kentucky last week.
FRA wants railroads to bolster winter operation procedures
Using technology to assess adverse weather impacts in real time and working with other railroads to adopt best practices were two of the Federal Railroad Administration’s recommendations.
Railroads take on EPA’s pollution-reporting proposal
EPA’s proposal to consider mandating air pollution reporting could place new burdens on rail yards and rail carriers, critics say.
CSX train derailment in Kentucky prompts evacuations, state of emergency declaration
A CSX train carrying molten sulfur derailed and caught fire on Wednesday north of Livingston, Kentucky, prompting a voluntary evacuation and state of emergency declaration.
STB extends deadline for additional feedback on proposed reciprocal switching rule
In light of the numerous comments that the Surface Transportation Board received on its proposed reciprocal switching rule, the board has extended a deadline for additional feedback by two weeks.
Mexico orders railroads to prioritize passenger train services over freight operations
Mexico orders private freight rail companies to prioritize passenger service over their normal freight operations.
Could J.B. Hunt, BNSF alliance on Quantum change next decade in freight?
J.B. Hunt and BNSF Railway are heralding a new era in freight transport with an intermodal partnership called Quantum. With it, they hope to add enough value to win market share from truckload freight.
Freight rail execs seeing some ‘green shoots’ for beleaguered sector
A leading industry conference in New York about the state of railroads was unusually positive this year.
More parcel shippers likely to get caught in delivery surcharge net
WHAT THE TRUCK?!?
Logistics behind holiday stocking stuffers and mapping Rand McNally’s road – WTT
ISO aims for standardized service metrics across supply chains
Postal Service seeks Operation Santa volunteers to deliver gifts to needy families
Why retailers should care about supply chain visibility during holiday peak season
White Paper: How Shippers Should Be Thinking About Freight in 2024
Daily Infographic: Which states are most prepared for climate change?
Thinking inside the box
Taking The Hire Road
Leveraging associations and networking in tough economy – Taking the Hire Road
Layoffs and Bankruptcies
The biggest freight brokerage layoffs and bankruptcies in 2023
Lineage Logistics expanding cold storage capacity in western Canada
Ree Automotive: Business life during wartime
Daily Infographic: Houston may restrict cargo truck movements inside city limits