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Panama Canal will increase number of transits and maximum draft (2024-04-18)

Canal's decision to implement these measures follows extensive analysis and monitoring of water resources ...

Port of Vancouver had record-breaking year of collaborative actions to protect at-risk whales (2024-04-18)

2023 was the ECHO Program's seventh year of coordinating voluntary threat reduction measures for at-risk whales ...

Port of Long Beach cargo growth continued in March (2024-04-17)

The Port has moved 2,002,820 TEUs during the first quarter of 2024, up 16.4% from the same period in 2023 ...

Canadian wholesale sales were essentially unchanged in February (2024-04-17)

A majority of the provinces reported increases in wholesale sales, led by Quebec ...

Canada's marine shipping penalties increasing to a maximum of $250,000 per violation (2024-04-16)

Monetary penalties for violations under the Shipping Act up from a maximum of $25,000 to a new maximum of $250,000 ...

Canadian manufacturing sales increased 0.7% to $71.6 billion in February (2024-04-16)

Higher sales in 13 of 21 subsectors, driven by higher sales of petroleum and coal as well as electrical equipment, appliance and components ...

American freight transportation services index increased in February (2024-04-15)

The index was up 3.1% from the previous month and down 1.1% from the same month last year ...

Great Lakes iron ore trade increased 25.5 percent in March (2024-04-15)

The Lake Carriers' Association reports that shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 1.6 million tons in March ...

U.S. ports handled 1.96 million twenty-foot equivalent units in February (2024-04-12)

The U.S. National Retail Federation announced volumes were down 0.3% from January but up 26.4% year over year ...

The Port of NY and NJ recognizes ship operators for emission reduction efforts (2024-04-12)

In 2023, the Port of New York and New Jersey reached its highest participation rate, with 450 vessels enrolled in the program ...

IMB reports a rise in maritime piracy and armed robbery incidents (2024-04-11)

A total of 33 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were recorded in the first three months of 2024 ...

Georgia Ports handled 436,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in March (2024-04-11)

GPA's total container trade was up 18.5 percent and rail volumes were up 22 percent last month ...

Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal gets funds to increase container handling capability (2024-04-10)

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved contracts totaling $65.6 million for container yard work ...

CN to test hybrid diesel-battery electric mainline locomotive (2024-04-10)

The plug-in hybrid locomotive, a first of its kind in North America, will be evaluated on CN's mainline in British Columbia ...

Container carriers schedule reliability improved in February (2024-04-09)

Sea-Intelligence reports that after a tumultuous few weeks in the wake of the Red Sea crisis, some form of stability has ensued ...

American railroads' combined freight traffic up 4.2 percent in March (2024-04-09)

Carload total was down 3.5 percent while containers and trailers were up 11.7 percent ...

Port Everglades marks commissioning of new container cranes (2024-04-08)

Partners and elected officials celebrated three new Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes going into service ...

Canadian railway's freight traffic dropped slightly in the last week of March (2024-04-08)

Canadian railrways reported 92,728 carloads for the week ending March 30, 2024, down 5.0 percent ...

February was second busiest month in Port of New York and New Jersey history (2024-04-05)

Total volume for February included 632,455 TEUs, a 10.7 percent increase compared to February 2023 ...

Global air passenger demand up 21.5 percent in February (2024-04-05)

IATA reports international demand rose 26.3% and domestic demand was up 15.0% compared to February 2023 ...

U.S. Customs processed over 2.6 million entry summaries in February (2024-04-04)

U.S. CBP identified nearly $6.5 billion to be collected by the U.S. government ...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports were down 5.9% in January (2024-04-04)

Statistics Canada reports that aircraft movements at the country's airports totalled 317,569 in the first month of the year ...

Port of Los Angeles February cargo volume jumps 60% over previous year (2024-04-03)

Two months into 2024, the Port of Los Angeles has handled a total of 1,637,086 TEUs, a 35% increase over 2023 ...

Cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased in January (2024-04-03)

Canadian General Freight Index shows total freight costs decreased by 0.09% in January ...

Asia Pacific Airlines report healthy growth in passenger and cargo demand (2024-04-02)

International air cargo demand increased by 10.2% year-on-year in February for the region's airlines ...

Canada's gross domestic product grew 0.6% in January (2024-04-02)

Statistics Canada says the manufacturing sector fully recouped December's decline with a 0.9% increase in January ...

North American transborder freight down 1.3% in January (2024-03-28)

Freight between the U.S. and Canada totaled $59.7 billion and freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $64.5 billion ...

Atlantic whales protection measures will keep ships in slow mode this summer (2024-03-28)

Canada will continue to apply vessel traffic management measures including speed restrictions throughout much of the Gulf of St. Lawrence ...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma volumes up 0.4% in February (2024-03-27)

Vessel calls at the Northwest Seaport Alliance were up 10% in February and up 13% year to date ...

Transport Canada funding to enhance infrastructure at the Port of Montral (2024-03-27)

The project consists of adding a fourth track on the Pie-IX railway bridge and building a storage area ...

Port of Oakland container volume is up again in February (2024-03-26)

In the first two months of this year, combined full TEUs are up 18.1% over the first two months of 2023 ...

Strong exports support record 2023 volumes through the Port of Vancouver (2024-03-26)

Terminal operators and supply chain partners moved a record 150.4 million metric tonnes of trade ...

Port Houston February container volumes up 20% compared to February 2023 (2024-03-24)

In the first two months of 2024, container volumes at Port Houston totaled 708,926 TEUs ...

Transport Canada updates agreement with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp (2024-03-24)

The Corporation will continue managing, maintaining, and operating the Seaway, as it has done since 1998 ...

South Carolina Ports Authority to expand port capacity at North Charleston Terminal (2024-03-22)

SC Ports plans to purchase the former WestRock paper mill site in North Charleston ...

Freight traffic at Valenciaport up by 10% so far in 2024 (2024-03-22)

Port handled 784,095 containers in the first two months of the year up +9.97% compared to Jan-Feb 2023 ...

American truck tonnage index increased 4.3% in February (2024-03-21)

After a very soft January, due in part to winter storms, truck tonnage snapped back in February ...

Port of Philadelphia welcomes largest vessel in it's 300-year history (2024-03-21)

The M/V CMA CGM Marco Polo, span 1,300 feet and has a capacity of 16,020 containers ...

Port of New Orleans container-on-barge service sets new record (2024-03-20)

The service reduced more than 1.3 million kg of carbon dioxide emissions in calendar year 2023 ...

U.S. Govt. announces $450 million for port infrastructure development program (2024-03-20)

Investments made under the program focus on modernizing coastal and inland waterway ports ...

Port of New York and New Jersey started the new year with robust volume (2024-03-19)

Total volume for January 2024 rose by 3.4 percent from the previous year, totaling 667,346 TEUs ...

Transport Canada to fund capacity increase at the Port of Thunder Bay (2024-03-19)

Thunder Bay to redevelop the marshalling yard at the Ports Keefer Terminal and enhance the Port's capacity ...

Port of Long Beach cargo shipments were up in February (2024-03-18)

Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 674,723 TEUs last month, up 24.1% from February 2023 ...

Canadian wholesale sales grew 0.1% to $82.4 billion in January (2024-03-18)

Statistics Canada notes that sales increased in three subsectors, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector ...

U.S. ports handled 1.96 million twenty-foot equivalent units in January (2024-03-15)

The U.S. National Retail Federation announced volumes were up 4.7% from December and up 8.6% year over year ...

Canadian manufacturing sales rose 0.2% to $71.1 billion in January (2024-03-15)

Higher sales in 11 of the 21 subsectors, led by the transportation equipment and chemical subsectors ...

Panama Canal slightly increases number of daily slots in the Panamax locks (2024-03-14)

Two additional slots will be offered beginning March 18, an additional slot will become available March 25 ...

American freight transportation services index down 3.1% in January (2024-03-14)

BTS reports decreases in trucking, air freight, rail carload, rail intermodal, and water while pipeline grew ...

2023 was the safest year for flying by several parameters according to IATA report (2024-03-13)

There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023 ...

U.S. international trade deficit up $3.3 billion in January 2024 (2024-03-10)

January exports were $257.2 billion, up $0.3 billion, and January imports were $324.6 billion, up $3.6 billion ...

IATA reports global air passenger demand was up 16.6% in January (2024-03-10)

International demand rose 20.8 percent and domestic demand rose 10.4 percent ...

American railroads' combined freight traffic up 4.9 percent in February (2024-03-08)

Carload total was down 1.3 percent while containers and trailers were up 10.9 percent ...

Port of New Orleans container-on-barge service sets new record (2024-03-08)

New Orleans marked 20,500 container moves by barge during calendar year 2023 ...

Canadian railways freight volume ended 2023 on the rise (2024-03-07)

Statistics Canada reports railways transported 31.7 million tonnes of freight in December ...

Savannah container volumes up more than 14 percent in February (2024-03-07)

Georgia Ports handled 451,670 TEUs in February, for an increase of 56,880 TEUs ...

Port of Virginia now supports two-way ultra-large container vessel movement (2024-03-06)

Two-way passage is reducing the amount of time one of the large vessels spends on berth by up to 15% ...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports were up 13.1% in last month of 2023 (2024-03-06)

Statistics Canada reports that aircraft movements at the country's airports totalled 352,280 aircraft movements in December ...

Container carriers schedule reliability drops again in January 2024 (2024-03-05)

Sea-Intelligence reports that, amidst the Red Sea crisis, global schedule reliability continued to decrease ...

CN reaches new tentative collective agreement with United Steelworkers (2024-03-05)

Agreement with 2,500 track and bridge employees responsible for track maintenance across Canada ...

Port Houston had biggest January on record for container volumes (2024-03-04)

Total container volumes have exceeded any other January on record at its facilities ...

Cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased in December (2024-03-04)

Canadian General Freight Index shows total freight costs decreased by 1.23% in December ...

Solid start to the year for Asia Pacific Airlines cargo and passenger demand (2024-03-01)

International air cargo demand recorded a strong 22.5% year-on-year increase for the month of January ...

Canada's gross domestic product was essentially unchanged in December (2024-03-01)

Following two months of growth GDP remained stable despite 14 of 20 sectors increasing in the month ...