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Seko Logistics warns of puny peak season for shipping

More signs are surfacing that the second half of the year won’t be a panacea to the international freight recession. Seko Logistics says there won’t be a surge in orders that fuels transportation spending.

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Grace Sharkey Monday, May 22, 2023

Fluent Cargo launches site for freight forwarding transparency

“We want [global shipping] to be self-explanatory, easy to navigate and easy for you to find the answer you are looking for,” says Maja Bernstein, vice president of industry relations at Fluent Cargo.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, May 22, 2023

CMA CGM Air Cargo discontinues US service

The airline subsidiary of ocean carrier CMA CGM has backed out of the U.S. market for the second time in six months.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, May 22, 2023

FedEx Logistics rolls out instant visibility feature for airfreight clients

The outsourced logistics arm of FedEx is opening up the way it shares data on electronic bookings for air cargo with a major customer.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Friday, May 19, 2023

WestJet averts pilots strike, agrees to new contract

There’s plenty of cargo news in Canada with WestJet avoiding a pilots strike and Air Canada expanding its freighter network to Costa Rica.


Eric Kulisch Thursday, May 18, 2023

Flexport names Uber Freight chief to lead digital truck unit

Flexport has taken another step toward simplifying international freight transportation from manufacturing to e-commerce storefront.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, May 18, 2023

Startup CMA CGM Air Cargo expands network to India

CMA CGM Air Cargo is trying to find its footing as a new airline. It has begun flying to India instead of the U.S.

Trade Compliance


Brielle Jaekel Thursday, February 16, 2023

How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?

The American Transportation Research Institute is again investigating the safety and other impacts on the trucking industry of state-level marijuana legalization — as well as additional questions the issue raises.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Trade and Compliance

Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Global Supply Chain

Flexport taps Amazon pipeline again for operations leader


Truck Tech

Alan Adler Friday, May 5, 2023

How the ACT Expo became trucking’s ‘big splash’

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo has grown so large that organizers kept a waiting list for exhibitors.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Electric Trucks

Daimler Truck adds Rizon medium-duty EV brand

Shipping + Maritime


John Gallagher Thursday, May 11, 2023

Ports call out ‘sensationalized’ targeting of foreign container cranes

A group representing the nation’s largest container ports contends lawmakers are misleading the public with a bill targeting Chinese-made container cranes.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

American Shipper

Jaxport welcomes largest container ship to call

a photo of a container ship; imports are rising off the floor

Shipper's Perspective

Shippers Perspective

Britni Chisenall Friday, April 14, 2023

How should small-package shippers choose delivery partners?

Small-package shippers should consider stepping outside the norm to modernize their logistics strategy by evaluating alternative carriers.

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Trucks at docks. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sonar Analyst Reports

Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers 

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Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, May 18, 2023

WestJet initiates controlled shutdown as pilot strike looms

Cargo shipments will cease on Friday as WestJet pilots walk off the job. The airline is trying to avoid a chaotic situation by taking down aircraft ahead of the deadline.

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A cargo jet with red tail and Sichuan Airlines painted on the side is parked on the tarmac.
A man in an orange work outfit oversees the loading of pallets through the side door of a WestJet Cargo plane.


Fuel News

John Kingston Monday, May 22, 2023

Benchmark diesel price drops again even as tanks are getting drier

The benchmark price used for setting most diesel fuel surcharges is down for the 16th time in 17 weeks.

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Joanna Marsh Friday, May 26, 2023

STB chair blasts Class I railroads for head count reductions

Surface Transportation Board Chair Marty Oberman at a national rail shippers conference urged the railroads to increase their employee levels as a way to improve rail service.


Joanna Marsh Thursday, May 25, 2023

BNSF reaches sick leave agreement with train conductors union

BNSF and SMART-TD have reached a tentative sick leave deal for some train conductors.

FreightWaves Classics

Meg Scarbrough Thursday, May 25, 2023

Looking back at some favorite train movies

Rail has been featured in movies, television, radio and all forms of entertainment since the beginning of trains. We collaborated to narrow down a list of some of our favorite movies that are related to trains.


Joanna Marsh Thursday, May 25, 2023

Western coal producer seeks regulator intervention against BNSF

Navajo Transitional Energy Co. is asking the Surface Transportation Board to declare an emergency service order that would compel BNSF to ship more export coal from the company.


Joanna Marsh Wednesday, May 24, 2023

UP, train engineers reach ‘historic’ deal addressing work-life balance

Union Pacific and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have struck a deal that addresses how train engineers might have a better work-life balance.


Joanna Marsh Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Norfolk Southern and rail union presidents renew safety commitment

NS employees received a letter signed by President and CEO Alan Shaw and the presidents of 12 unions pledging collaboration to improve rail safety.


Joanna Marsh Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Unions tell regulators that Class I railroads’ hiring efforts are misleading

The unions blast the Class I railroads’ public statements on the railroads’ efforts to bolster employee head count in a filing to the Surface Transportation Board.


Joanna Marsh Saturday, May 20, 2023

BNSF to expand intermodal service in Texas

BNSF will expand intermodal service offerings between Alliance, Texas, and its facility at the Port of Houston, which could benefit the markets of Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver.


Joanna Marsh Friday, May 19, 2023

Ag secretary: Rail service ‘remains inadequate and unreliable’

Rail service may have improved but that shouldn’t relieve the Surface Transportation Board from pursuing shipper-friendly regulatory reforms, shippers say.


Joanna Marsh Friday, May 19, 2023

Norfolk Southern reaches sick leave agreement with locomotive engineers

Norfolk Southern and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have reached a deal over sick leave.

FreightWaves News

Electric Trucks

John Gallagher Monday, May 29, 2023

Can EPA’s electric truck proposal survive political scrutiny?

An all-electric truck future by 2045 could face serious roadblocks.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

FreightWaves Pricing Power Index

Memorial Day might instead signal mayday

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Legal issues

TQL hits ex-broker with 2nd noncompete lawsuit

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Autonomous Vehicles

Embark Technology goes private in $71M deal

Thursday, May 25, 2023


Southeast markets heating up?

Nikola Tre hauling Nissan vehicles (February 2023)
Thursday, May 25, 2023


Nikola gets delisting warning from Nasdaq

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Parcel Freight

Good time to rework UPS contracts, consultant says