Maritime History Notes: Tankers landed for Apollo program
Three laid-up Mission tankers were enlisted to help get a man on the moon.
Back in the saddle: Air Canada relaunches equine service
Air Canada is once again offering horse transport thanks to the addition of freighter aircraft to its fleet.
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New de-icing facility speeds up FedEx cargo flights at Memphis hub
Atlas Air shareholders ratify go-private sale to Apollo consortium
UPS to maintain money-back guarantees for peak air service
TradeLens global data-sharing platform shuttering
Georgia Ports Authority puts customers, drivers first as demand surges
GPA is working hard to meet growing demand. To achieve this goal, it has focused on infrastructure improvement and expansion.
Plunging spot rates drag down container shipping contract rates
Ocean carriers have been shielded by lucrative annual contracts with cargo shippers, but contract coverage is starting to crumble.
Cargo interests work to block Amsterdam airport flight reductions
The air cargo industry is upset about a Dutch proposal to reduce aircraft slots at Amsterdam airport because it would cut into freight traffic.
African passenger airline adds 1st all-cargo aircraft
RwandAir is becoming a combination carrier, adding a freighter airline to its traditional passenger operation.
Cathay Pacific cargo traffic shrinks 25% in October
A weaker-than-normal shipping season is hurting Cathay Pacific Cargo’s ability to recover from the pandemic.
Boeing certification troubles in Canada ground 1st WestJet freighters
Canada’s WestJet plans to start flying cargo jets next year after a frustrating wait to get the planes registered.
As US-China relations worsen, expect supply chain chaos
Trans-Pacific trade is the foundation of American retail and industry. But souring U.S.-China relations threaten that.
Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR
FreightWaves SONAR data revealed global recession months before FedEx’s earnings
Flexport taps Amazon pipeline again for operations leader
FreightWaves Classics/ Infrastructure: Blue Water Bridge is a key US-Canada crossing
Cummins previews coming attractions as emissions regulations converge
The approach of Cummins Inc. to hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines is very different from how and when it talks about most of its products.
Watchdog finds DOT could be hindering infrastructure grants
Pilot and Volvo Group add to public electric charging projects
US airports need subsidies for cargo modernization, groups say
A startup’s big bet on a Southwest electric truck corridor
Wells Fargo says Expeditors has a problem: Its stock is too expensive
What do crazy $500,000-per-day rates say about shipping demand?
Chaos theory: How tankers thrive amid energy crisis and war
Canada’s transport minister seeks to beef up port investments, railway safety
Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers
FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller provides insight into the state of trucking contract rates.
FreightWaves Classics: Shipping line brought fresh fruit to the Northeast in the late 1800s
2021 Shipper of Choice profile: The Home Depot
FreightWaves launches SONAR SCI Lane Acuity
Commentary: How are freight professionals adjusting to COVID-19?
UPS hikes international jet fuel levies even as prices fall
UPS announces that export and import fuel levies will rise by 150 basis points effective Dec. 5.
Amazon air hub workers launch campaign to form union
MSC Air Cargo moves up start date for global freighter service
CargoLogicAir, casualty of Russia sanctions, faces liquidation
Amazon air cargo service takes wing at Manchester-Boston airport
DOE/EIA benchmark diesel price sees biggest 1-week drop since August
The benchmark diesel price used to set most fuel surcharges has dropped four out of the past five weeks.
Benchmark diesel price down 8 cents; signs point to further declines
Benchmark DOE/EIA price down 2 cents; diesel futures market sliding hard
2 fuel retailer groups have a message: There will be enough diesel
EIA diesel benchmark rises as other market factors point divergently
Unions, shippers, railroads express mixed reactions to averted strike
Stakeholders are processing their responses to federal actions this week to avert a potential economy-crippling rail strike.
Truck transportation jobs move little in November, but trend still upward
It wasn’t a large gain, but truck transportation jobs in November continued an almost unbroke upward trend of gains since the worst of the pandemic.
Biden signs bill to force labor agreement on rail workers, averting a legal rail strike
Four out of 12 unions voted no on the White House-brokered tentative agreement. Now, they will have to accept the contract.
Senate votes to force labor agreement on rail workers — minus sick leave
The Senate voted 80-15 to intervene on a potential rail strike. The bill does not mandate seven days of paid sick leave.
Rail workers frustrated, hopeful as Congress moves to avert strike
Lack of sick pay is a sticking point among railroaders on both sides of the debate over the tentative deal, but Congress could change that.
Rail strike could push truckload rates to ‘levels we’ve never seen before’
A rail strike could lift spot truckload prices and support a market that’s been soft, sources said. But should a strike continue, expect congestion and higher costs.
‘Piece of living history’ — a special ride on UP’s Big Boy
What’s it like to ride a historic locomotive? Go behind-the-scenes during FreightWaves’ ride on the No. 4014.
House votes to prevent rail strike, guarantee paid sick leave
The House of Representatives voted 290-137 to intervene on a potential rail strike. It also voted to guarantee seven days of paid sick leave.
Lawmakers, rail unions slam Biden’s call to impose labor contract
Congress is poised to pass a bill that will thwart a rail strike. But some lawmakers are breaking rank to call for an amendment that rail workers agree with.
Navistar recalls more than 31,000 trucks for suspect fasteners
Navistar is recalling more than 31,000 vehicles across 12 product lines because fasteners may break due to inadequate heat treating.