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Global piracy incidents on the rise, especially off West Africa coast (2020-10-20)

IMB piracy report details 132 attacks so far in 2020, up from 119 incidents in the same period last year ...

Valenciaport container volume sets new record for September (2020-10-20)

The month continues the upward trend that began in August and the recovery in activity ...

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales fell 2.0% in August (2020-10-19)

The largest declines were in the transportation equipment and plastics and rubber industries ...

Canadian truckload spot market kept rising in September (2020-10-19)

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

U.S. airlines carried 6% more cargo in August 2020 than in August 2019 (2020-10-16)

The rise was fueled by a gain of 8% in domestic cargo with a 1% rise in international cargo ...

THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for November 2020 (2020-10-16)

Container carriers continue to closely monitor the situation and respond to market demand ...

Canadian railroad freight traffic up slightly in first week of October (2020-10-15)

For the week ending October 10 carloads were up 1.2% and intermodal units were up 8.5% ...

Port of Virginia reports best ever September performance (2020-10-15)

Terminals handled more than 256,000 TEUs, surpassing the record set in the same month last year ...

Port of Vancouver's Deltaport extension project enters new phase (2020-10-14)

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is now soliciting feedback related to the proposed project ...

Great Lakes iron ore and limestone trade down in September (2020-10-14)

Iron ore trade is down by nearly 27 percent, while limestone decreased by 18 percent ...

American retailers' August imports up 8% compared to August 2019 (2020-10-13)

U.S. ports covered by the NRF's Global Port Tracker handled 2.1 million TEUs in August ...

Ottawa invests in Port of Trois-Rivires new terminal (2020-10-13)

The new terminal will increase the Port's capacity by nearly 50 percent ...

U.S. international trade deficit jumped to $67.1 billion in August (2020-10-09)

Exports were $171.9 billion, $3.6 billion more than July and imports were $239 billion, up $7.4 billion ...

HMM's latest 24,000 TEU containership starts service with full load (2020-10-09)

The HMM St. Petersburg departed for Europe from China with 19,529 TEUs loaded on board ...

CN reports seven months of record grain movement in a row (2020-10-08)

Railway moved 7.76 million metric tonnes of grain in the third quarter of 2020 ...

American rail freight traffic was down one percent in September (2020-10-08)

Carloads were down 19.7 percent from Sept. 2019 and containers and intermodal were up 7.9 percent ...

Port of Long Beach achieves clean air goals (2020-10-07)

The Port continued to demonstrate low levels of emissions for diesel particulates and sulfur oxides ...

Savannah maintaining record pace for September (2020-10-07)

Georgia Ports Authority is projecting more than 5 percent growth compared to September 2019 ...

Hapag-Lloyd Glasgow Express will assist with Port of Halifax backlog (2020-10-06)

Cargo diverted to Halifax due to the Montreal Port strike will be brought to Montreal ...

Port of Baltimore continues rebound from COVID-19 impact (2020-10-06)

New figures for August show significant increases for autos and light trucks, containers ...

American trucking expects tonnage to grow 36% between 2020 and 2031 (2020-10-04)

Trucking volumes are expected to rebound in 2021, rising 4.9% next year and then 3.2% per year ...

CP reports best-ever third quarter for transporting Canadian grain (2020-10-04)

Railway also set a new September record for shipping Canadian grain and grain products ...

Lower fuel costs keep reducing Canadian ground transportation costs (2020-10-02)

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

Port of New York and New Jersey set record for total volume in August (2020-10-02)

Imports rose by 7.1% in August, totaling 368,868 TEUs compared to 344,473 TEUs in August 2019 ...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports continue slow recovery (2020-10-01)

Statistics Canada reports 384,872 aircraft take-offs and landings in July at the 90 major Canadian airports ...

Number of rail tank cars meeting new safety standards keeps increasing (2020-10-01)

U.S. BTS says the full transformation of the fleet will be complete by 2029 ...

North American transborder freight keeps climbing back (2020-09-30)

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

Port of Long Beach's new bridge is scheduled to open next week (2020-09-30)

New bridge will improve cargo movement at one of the world's largest port complexes ...

Global container freight index continued to rise in August (2020-09-29)

While Chinese ports declined slightly after the all-time high in July, ports outside China improved significantly ...

Turnover rate of U.S. truckload drivers plunged in the second quarter (2020-09-29)

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets fell to the lowest level since the end of 2018 ...

Somali piracy: Last three hostages freed but threat still exists (2020-09-28)

Somalia pirates have freed the last three of the 3,639 hostages held in captivity over the past five years ...

Panama Canal raises maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax locks to 50 feet (2020-09-28)

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

Asia-Pacific airlines' freight demand still 19% below last year (2020-09-25)

Both passenger and cargo markets continue to recede in the face of border closures ...

American truck tonnage index fell 5.6 percent in August (2020-09-25)

Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2019, tonnage is down 3.4% ...

Canadian grain shipments via St. Lawrence Seaway up 20% (2020-09-24)

The rush of grain has helped to offset continuing pandemic-related declines in other key cargoes ...

South Carolina Ports see further rebound in August (2020-09-24)

When compared to recent months volumes are trending positively, with TEUs up 18% since July ...

Port Houston's August container activity neared 2019's record volume (2020-09-23)

In the month of August Port Houston handled 248,630 TEUs, only 4% less than August of 2019 ...

CMA CGM's launches new 23 000 TEU container ship (2020-09-23)

Vessel is powered by LNG, the most advanced solution when it comes to preserving air quality ...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma August TEU volume still below last year (2020-09-22)

Total container volumes for August 2020 down 13.8% compared to August 2019 ...

American freight transportation index rose 0.3% in July (2020-09-22)

Rail intermodal, rail carload, water, and pipeline increased, while air freight and trucking declined ...

Port of Los Angeles secures record month with 961,833 TEUs in August (2020-09-21)

The 12% gain in cargo was driven by imports, which eclipsed 500,000 TEUs for the first time ...

Canadian wholesale sales continued to recover in July (2020-09-21)

Statistics Canada sales rose 4.3% to a record high $65.0 billion on higher sales of motor vehicle and parts ...

Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month (2020-09-18)

Containerized import volume jumped 9 percent in August compared to 2019 totals ...

Panama Canal wants to upgrade water management system (2020-09-18)

Securing sustained, operational water levels is paramount for the long-term viability of the canal ...

Valenciaport handles 503,482 containers in August, records its best month ever (2020-09-17)

The record confirms the recovery of traffic after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Port of Virginia loaded imports mark third consecutive month of growth (2020-09-17)

Terminals handled 247,349 TEUs in August, an increase of nearly 12 percent, when compared with July ...

IMO again urges all UN members to resolve the crew change crisis (2020-09-16)

Over 300,000 seafarers still trapped on their ships due to pandemic travel restrictions ...

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 7% in July (2020-09-16)

Sales were up in 13 of 21 industries, led by the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries ...

Annual rise in U.S. airlines July cargo was the largest increase in a decade (2020-09-15)

The rise was fueled by a gain of almost 16% in domestic cargo and a 4.5% rise in international cargo ...

Port of Halifax employers and longshore union agree to contract extension (2020-09-15)

The current Collective Agreement was set to expire on December 31, 2020 ...

Two new cranes offloaded at the Port of Montreal (2020-09-14)

Built in Ireland, these two Liebherr cranes will be installed on the Viau terminal ...

American retailers' July imports down 2.3% compared to July 2019 (2020-09-14)

U.S. ports covered by the NRF's Global Port Tracker handled 1.92 million TEUs in July ...

Port of Long Beach had the best August in its 109-year history (2020-09-11)

Strong start to the peak shipping season, although COVID-19 continues to create long-term uncertainty ...

Port of Halifax receives the largest container vessel to call at a Canadian port (2020-09-11)

The 15,072 TEU capacity CMA CGM Brazil, berthed at PSA Halifax on Thursday morning ...

Canadian railroad freight traffic picks up a little bit in first week of September (2020-09-10)

For the week ending September 5, carloads were up 0.7% and intermodal units were up 11.3% ...

THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for October 2020 (2020-09-10)

Container carriers continue to closely monitor the situation and respond to market demand ...

North American transborder freight started to climb back up in June (2020-09-09)

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

Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis, insists IMO Secretary-General (2020-09-09)

Shipping moves more than 80% of global trade and is a crucial component of the global economy ...

U.S. international trade deficit jumped to $63.6 billion in July (2020-09-08)

Exports were $188.1 billion, $12.6 billion more than June and imports were $231.7 billion, up $22.7 billion ...

Port of Vancouver reports steady mid-year cargo volumes (2020-09-04)

A new mid-year record of 16.3 MMT for both bulk and containerized grain, an increase of 10.4% ...

American rail freight traffic was down 5.8 percent in August (2020-09-04)

Carloads were down 14.9 percent from August 2019 and containers and intermodal were up 3 percent ...

Panama Canal again raises maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax locks (2020-09-03)

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

Port of New York and New Jersey total monthly volume rises in July (2020-09-03)

July's total volume increased to 607,463 TEUs compared to 511,306 TEUs in June ...

Port du Havre gets four of the world's largest latest-generation gantries (2020-09-02)

The new gantries are scheduled to come into service in October at PortSynergy Terminal ...

CN to acquire 50 zero-emission trucks for intermodal use (2020-09-02)

The trucks will be used in CN's intermodal terminals in urban areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports slowly keep climbing (2020-09-01)

Statistics Canada reports 307,554 aircraft take-offs and landings in June at the 90 major Canadian airports ...

Global container freight index increased significantly in July (2020-09-01)

The RWI-ISL institutes say container throughput is approaching levels reached before the pandemic ...