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Brandon Cafferky Monday, June 17, 2024

FBX Report: June 17, 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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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.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, June 10, 2024

Cargojet enters charter deal for Chinese e-commerce

Cargojet will fly planeloads of e-commerce goods from China to Canada several times per week as part of a direct-to-consumer logistics operation.

Technology

Lori Ann LaRocco Thursday, June 6, 2024

Altana releases next-generation supply chain management platform

Altana’s enhanced platform Value Chain Management System is designed to help customers track, identify and manage all the components of their supply chain.

Trade and Compliance

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Seko Logistics takes CBP to court over e-commerce enforcement

Seko Logistics said U.S. Customs and Border Protection has harmed its business by temporarily suspending some import privileges without providing evidence of wrongdoing.

Trade and Compliance

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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

U.S. trade regulators and lawmakers are trying to even the playing field for U.S. companies and close a security gap by cracking down on e-commerce importers taking advantage of a trade loophole.

Parcel Freight

John Gallagher Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Watchdog sees reverse logistics potential for Postal Service

The size of the U.S. Postal Service network could allow the agency to take e-commerce market share from UPS and FedEx.

Trade Compliance

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Congress exempts Boeing 767 freighter from 2028 production cutoff

A congressional waiver on sunsetting Boeing’s production of 767 freighters to comply with international emissions rules will benefit FedEx and UPS.

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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

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Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-owned bulk carrier, sank in the Red Sea on March 2 after being struck by a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile on Feb. 18. It had been taking on water since the attack.

Infrastructure

Electric Trucks

Alan Adler Friday, May 31, 2024

Workhorse on the bubble, or is it worse?

Perpetually troubled electric van maker Workhorse Group may be in worse shape than it appears. Little cash and slack orders are two factors.

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Autonomous Freight

Could autonomous trucks help save the planet?

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Maritime

Lori Ann LaRocco Monday, June 3, 2024

FMC breaks down questions on new detention, demurrage rule

While the FMC’s revision to the detention and demurrage rule went into effect last week, the industry is left with a lot of questions. The commission provided us answers in this exclusive Q&A.

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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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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 

Rail

Borderlands: Mexico

Noi Mahoney Sunday, June 16, 2024

Borderlands Mexico: Evans Transportation launches cross-border service amid trade boom

This week in Borderlands: Evans Transportation launches cross-border service amid trade boom; TexAmericas Center receives Union Pacific “focus site” designation; Chemvest Holdings US acquires Texas rail-served industrial park; and DHL Express expands retail presence in Houston area.

Regulatory Agencies

John Gallagher Thursday, June 13, 2024

Railroads fear losing out to trucks if California gets its way

Costs and feasibility of CARB’s anti-pollution rule for locomotives was debated on Capitol Hill.

Truck Driver Issues

John Kingston Friday, June 7, 2024

Truck transportation jobs down in May; total now matches November

Another drop in truck transportation jobs in May means the total stands at the same level as it did in November.

Legal issues

Brinley Hineman Thursday, May 30, 2024

LA jury awards $58M to train yard worker who fractured foot in fall

A Los Angeles jury awarded more than $58 million to Pablo Scipione, who suffered a microfracture in his foot while working at a train yard in 2016.Independent contractor was injured in 2016 at Kinkisharyo yard

Breaking News

Caleb Revill Thursday, May 23, 2024

Norfolk Southern to pay additional $310M settlement for derailment

Norfolk Southern will be required to pay an additional $310 million for the 2023 East Palestine derailment. The settlement will go towards measures to improve rail safety, pay for health monitoring and mental health services for the surrounding communities, fund long-term environmental monitoring and more.

Trucking

John Kingston Monday, May 20, 2024

Head transportation analyst Mehrotra departing Deutsche Bank

Well-known transportation equity research analyst Amit Mehrotra is leaving Deutsche Bank, which for now at least is ending equity coverage of transportation companies.

Railroad

Noi Mahoney Wednesday, May 15, 2024

BNSF Railway appeals $8M verdict for asbestos-related deaths in Montana

BNSF Railway has filed an appeal for an asbestos trial verdict that ruled the railroad was liable in the deaths of two people in Montana.

Legal issues

Caleb Revill Monday, May 13, 2024

Federal lawsuit claims CSX violated FMLA anti-retaliation provisions

A federal lawsuit alleges CSX inflated the amount of time employees were charged for taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, punished workers for taking the leave, and terminated or suspended over 100 employees for allegedly taking FMLA leave fraudulently.

Railroad

Noi Mahoney Monday, May 13, 2024

Canada’s labor board delays start of potential CN, CPKC rail strike

Federal officials have pushed back a potential CN and CPKC rail worker strike in order to review whether a work stoppage would jeopardize Canadians’ health and safety.

Railroad

Brinley Hineman Friday, May 10, 2024

Minnesota DOT announces $9.6M in funding for freight rail projects

About $10 million in Minnesota Department of Transportation grants will support 11 freight rail projects, making the state more competitive in the global and national economy, officials said.

FreightWaves News

Less than Truckload (LTL)

Todd Maiden Monday, June 17, 2024

Forward Air cuts workforce as it navigates post-merger landscape

Forward Air confirms it has implemented workforce reductions and other restructuring initiatives.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Truckload Carriers

Freight market pressured again in May, Cass data shows

Monday, June 17, 2024

Sponsored Insights

Borderless insurance coverage for shippers

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Friday, June 14, 2024

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Trucking Regulation

FMCSA approves 25% fee increase for carriers, brokers

Friday, June 14, 2024

Autonomous Freight

‘Picky’ Gatik nearing mass-produced autonomous trucks