The United States exported 794,537 net tons of steel in April, a 2.5 percent increase from March, but a year-over-year drop of nearly 6 percent.
The 9,742-TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama began its historic passage through the expanded waterway, construction of which began back in 2007, Sunday morning.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
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The French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.
About 2,000 pilots that work for five DHL Express network cargo carriers in North America authorized a strike action in advance of parent company Deutsche Post DHL Group’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index fell 4 percent from last week to a reading of 579.60, with rates on the Shanghai to North Europe trade dropping 13.1 percent after a May 1 Asia-North Europe general rate increase eroded.