Pasha Hawaii ends Jones Act ship’s Puerto Rico deployment

Pasha said US-flag domestic vessel capacity between the US mainland and Puerto Rico now is sufficient for the trade’s regular carriers. Photo credit: Shutterstock. US-flag domestic carrier Pasha Hawaii said a former Horizon Lines ship that was pulled from layup to move hurricane relief and reconstruction cargo to Puerto Rico has… Journal of Commerce | Regulation & Policy

UK waste exporters in crisis because of China ban

Recyclable waste paper is backing up in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: Shutterstock. China’s ban on the import of recyclable material has pitched exporters in the United Kingdom into a desperate scramble to find new markets for an estimated 80,000 TEU a year in what UK Recycling Association CEO Simon Ellin… Journal of Commerce | Regulation & Policy

US trucking groups seek more-flexible driver work rules

Will changing the hours of service rules give US truckers more flexibility, or mask shipper inefficiencies? Photo credit: Shutterstock. Calls for more flexible truck-driver work hours are intensifying as the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate roils trucking operations and supply chains. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a key opponent… Journal of Commerce | Regulation & Policy

Container lines resist US door delivery exposure

The rise in US truckload rates has been dramatic. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The tightness in US trucking seen in a scarcity of capacity and a sharp upswing in rates in recent months is making itself felt in the ocean container space. Because of the growing likelihood of higher drayage and regional trucking… Journal of Commerce | International Logistics

Milan-Basel rail resumes, terminals work down backlog

The north-south rail corridor linking North Europe with ports on the Mediterranean is one of the busiest on the continent. Photo credit: Swissterminal. Terminals are clearing the huge backlog of containers that built up at the key inland rail hub of Basel over the past two weeks following a deadly accident… Journal of Commerce | International Logistics

Tight US truck capacity ripples to carriers

The tightness in US trucking seen in a scarcity of capacity and a sharp upswing in rates in recent months is making itself felt in the ocean container space. Because of the growing likelihood of higher drayage and regional trucking rates this year, ocean carriers are hoping to limit their exposure… Journal of Commerce | International Logistics

Boeing: Air cargo to expand in mid-single digits through 2020

Driven by rising e-commerce sales, last year saw a 9.5 percent surge in global air freight tonnage for the 12 months ended Nov. 2017 — the industry’s strongest performance since the global financial crisis of 2010. EVERETT, Washington — After a steep plunge into negative growth in mid-2016, world air cargo… Journal of Commerce | International Logistics

Dredging companies ready for US’s recommitment to waterways

Dredging and marine construction activity is on the upswing in the United States. The U.S. dredging industry is ready to tackle the problems facing America. The dredging industry in America has adequate vessel capacity and equipment to complete every dredging project in the United States. Unfortunately, dredging projects are delayed… Journal of Commerce | Regulation & Policy

NY-NJ considers extended gate hours, studies rail efficiency

Shippers that are skeptical of the efficiency of the Port of New York and New Jersey and its ability to handle higher cargo volumes may take comfort that authorities are considering extended gate hours. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The Port of New York and New Jersey will study whether its marine terminals… Journal of Commerce | Regulation & Policy

Delays raise Canada peak capacity questions

The disruptions that plagued shippers moving goods through western Canadian ports during last year’s trans-Pacific peak season, and that continue to trouble those using the port of Prince Rupert, provide a warning and hint to a potential shift in Canadian rail power. The delays at Prince Rupert, and to a lesser… Journal of Commerce | International Logistics