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Idle container fleet reached a new record level in May (2020-07-06)

The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics reports that 11.6 % of global container capacity sits idle ...

Mobile harbor cranes expand Savannah's container capabilities (2020-07-06)

The cranes will offload containers from vessels carrying up to 4,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units ...

The U.S. international trade deficit increased by $4.8 billion in May (2020-07-03)

Exports were $144.5 billion, $6.6 billion less than April and imports were $199.1 billion, down $1.8 billion ...

Port of Halifax gets new Super-Post Panamax ship-to-shore container crane (2020-07-03)

The arrival brings the total compliment of those cranes at PSA Halifax to five ...

Canadian railways' freight loads still weak in last week of June (2020-07-02)

For the week ending June 27 carloads were down 20.1% and intermodal units down 8.8% ...

ICAO adjusts airlines carbon emissions standards to account for weak 2020 (2020-07-02)

IATA welcomes ICAO Council Decision on Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation ...

Expanded Panama Canal celebrates four years of operation (2020-06-30)

Neopanamax locks increased the capacity of the canal to the point that they account for 50% of total tonnage ...

Savannah is now the top U.S. port for agricultural exports (2020-06-29)

Agriculture accounted for 60 percent of Savannah's exports in calendar year 2019 ...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports plunged 73.5% in April (2020-06-29)

Statistics Canada reports 128,583 aircraft take-offs and landings at the 90 major Canadian airports ...

Asia-Pacific airlines' freight demand dropped a little less in May (2020-06-26)

Freight capacity is reduced as a result of the sharp declines in belly-hold space on passenger aircraft ...

Lower fuel costs helped in reducing Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs (2020-06-26)

Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates increased and fuel surcharges decreased ...

North American transborder freight dropped 44 percent in April (2020-06-25)

Trucking and rail values were down both in U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico trade ...

Port of Virginia's cargo volumes continued to slide in May (2020-06-25)

The amount of cargo moving across the port's terminals in May declined by more than 59,000 TEUs ...

American truck tonnage index down 1% in May after falling 10.3% in April (2020-06-24)

Compared with May 2019, the index contracted 9.6%, the largest year-over-year decline since 2009 ...

Canadian truckload spot market recovered slightly in May (2020-06-23)

Loadlink's month-over-month, overall load volumes on the system increased five percent compared to April ...

Port of Oakland loaded box volume declined in May as expected (2020-06-22)

The Port's loaded container volume decreased 12.7 percent last month from May 2019 totals ...

Port of Montreal joins international supply chain enhancement project (2020-06-22)

Partners join forces to provide solutions to supply chain challenges due to increasing length, complexity and vulnerability ...

Port of Oakland's largest terminal will get three giant cranes in fall (2020-06-19)

At 300-feet-high they will be the tallest in North America when they start operations in January ...

CN's propane transport supply chain sets new record (2020-06-19)

CN carries enough propane from Alberta to fill three vessels which departed Prince Rupert in May ...

Global pandemic continues to impact Ports of Seattle and Tacoma cargo volumes (2020-06-18)

The Northwest Seaport Alliance's imports declined 22.9% while exports decreased 15.5% ...

European trade surplus dropped 32 percent in April (2020-06-18)

Exports of goods decreased 29.3% compared with April 2019 and imports fell 24.8% ...

Panama Canal raises maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax locks (2020-06-17)

Canal Authority keeps monitoring Gatun Lake's level which could bring further draft adjustments ...

Georgia Ports' container traffic drops less than expected in May (2020-06-17)

The Georgia Ports Authority says it achieved better than expected container traffic May ...

Canadian manufacturing sales fell by a record 28.5% in April (2020-06-16)

Manufacturing plants operated at limited capacity or ceased operations completely because of COVID-19 ...

CP broke May Canadian grain and grain products shipping record (2020-06-16)

This new record beats the May 2014 record by more than 300,000 metric tonnes ...

Seaway cargo volumes impacted by COVID-19 pandemic (2020-06-15)

Cargo transported on the Seaway from April 1 to May 31 decreased 10% compared to the same period in 2019 ...

Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes drop in May (2020-06-15)

L.A. moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year's record-setting May ...

Pandemic's impact on American retailers' imports begins easing (2020-06-12)

U.S. ports covered by the NRF's Global Port Tracker handled 1.61 million TEUs in April ...

Port of Vancouver honors marine carriers for efforts to reduce air emissions (2020-06-12)

Twenty-eight marine carriers are being recognized with the Port Authority's Blue Circle Awards ...

Canadian railways' freight loads remained weak in early June (2020-06-11)

For the week ending June 6 carloads were down 18.7% and intermodal units down 8.4% ...

Cargo shipments rose at the Port of Long Beach in May (2020-06-11)

Imports grew 7.6% to 312,590 TEUs, while exports climbed 11.6% to 134,556 TEUs ...

Port of Prince Rupert volumes remain strong through COVID-19 crisis (2020-06-10)

Overall, the port's cargo volume is up 9% with 12,615,661 tonnes of cargo handled year-to-date ...

Savannah harbour deepening is approximately 62 percent complete (2020-06-10)

Project will allow larger container ships to enter the harbor during a longer tide window and with more cargo aboard ...

The U.S. international trade deficit increased by $7.1 billion in April (2020-06-09)

Exports were $151.3 billion, $38.9 billion less than March and imports were $200.7 billion, down $31.8 billion ...

Rotterdam's container hub chalks up another record (2020-06-09)

The Marseille Maersk, with a draught of 17.30 metres, set new record for container ships calling on Rotterdam ...

Shortage of ships' officers to widen according to Drewry (2020-06-08)

Review estimates that there is currently a global officer shortage equating to around 2% of overall demand ...

CP completes acquisition of Central Maine & Quebec Railway (2020-06-08)

This completes CP's purchase of the entire Central Maine & Quebec network first announced in November 2019 ...

Global air cargo capacity plummets even faster than demand (2020-06-05)

IATA notes that some demand for air cargo cannot be met due to the cessation of most passenger flights ...

CN breaks grain record for third consecutive month (2020-06-05)

CN announced that it moved over 2.52 million metric tonnes of western Canadian grain in May ...

Panama Canal raises maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax locks (2020-06-04)

Update is based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks ...

THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July to September (2020-06-04)

Changes impact several trades, but especially Asia - North Europe trade ...

European Union updates list of banned or restricted airlines (2020-06-03)

With this update, all airlines certified in Armenia have been added to the list ...

Airlines urge implementation of ICAO's COVID-19 Guidelines (2020-06-03)

Phased approach to restarting aviation with a set of generally applicable risk-based measures ...

Port of Montreal's expansion projects are resuming (2020-06-02)

Port optimization development projects have resumed since the reopening of construction sites in mid-May ...

G20 trade statistics follow the patterns of COVID-19 pandemic (2020-06-02)

Containment measures introduced in March hit merchandise trade hard in the first quarter of 2020 ...

UN agencies call for urgent action on ships' crew changes (2020-06-01)

By June around 150,000 seafarers a month will require international flights to ensure crew changeovers ...

North American transborder freight dropped 7.9% in March (2020-06-01)

Trucking and rail values were down both in U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico trade ...