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Union Pacific and DB Schenker appoint senior executives, while Episcale hires two former American Airlines Cargo executives and Avianca's CEO steps down.
Year-to-date, container volumes are up 4 percent and automobile volumes are up 7.7 percent at the Pacific Northwest ports.
Spot container rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe this week saw the largest single week drop ever recorded on the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index.
An informal poll of private carriers by Stifel's transportation group found that carriers have been able to push through contract price increases in the 4 to 8 percent range despite lower than expected demand.
CMA CGM, UASC and CSCL, members of the Ocean3 Alliance, have added vessels and increased total rotation time on its Asia-North Europe AEX7/AEC8 and Asia-Mediterranean MEX loops, according to BlueWater Reporting.
A new whitepaper by American Shipper, in collaboration with the Virginia Maritime Association, tackles some of the thorny problems behind cargo delays at key U.S. ports.