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Eric Kulisch Sunday, November 27, 2022

Lufthansa Cargo begins scheduled service to Hanoi

Lufthansa’s cargo division has expanded service to Vietnam.

American Shipper Archives Friday, November 25, 2022

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

1999: eBay ushers in e-commerce’s most dramatic distribution channel disruption in decades.

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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.

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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.

Eric Kulisch Monday, November 21, 2022

Amazon air hub workers launch campaign to form union

Amazon is expected to fight a new effort by workers at its air cargo hub in Northern Kentucky to form a union.

Greg Miller Monday, November 21, 2022

What do crazy $500,000-per-day rates say about shipping demand?

Stratospheric LNG shipping rates offer a lesson on the do’s and don’ts of measuring earnings momentum.

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Clarissa Hawes Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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.

Jim Allen Wednesday, November 30, 2022

‘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.

Rachel Premack Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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.

Rachel Premack Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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.

Noi Mahoney Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rail strike impact could be quick for commodities like cars, auto parts, beer

If a prolonged rail worker strike happens, expect cross-border commodities such as cars, auto parts and Mexican beer to be bogged down.

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rail Roundup: CN, NS make leadership changes

CN and Norfolk Southern announce leadership changes. Transport Canada looks to fund projects aimed at promoting climate resiliency for rail infrastructure.

Joanna Marsh Monday, November 28, 2022

Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail strike, addresses unions’ sick leave grievances

President Joe Biden is compelling Congress to intervene if there is a rail strike — and hinting that both sides should accept the labor agreement as it stands.

Joanna Marsh Monday, November 28, 2022

Over 400 trade groups plead with Congress to prevent rail strike

In a letter sent Monday to legislative leaders, trade groups warn of a financial disaster should a railroad strike occur on Dec. 9.

Joanna Marsh Monday, November 28, 2022

GAO: Rail safety regulators should beef up close call reporting program

The U.S Government Accountability Office says the Federal Railroad Administration could do more to increase the participation of railroads in a program geared toward addressing the root causes of close calls in the workplace.

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Alan Adler Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fired Peterbilt worker settles suit over COVID conditions

Peterbilt parent Paccar Inc. agreed to pay $150,000 to a worker fired after he complained about COVID safety in a Texas plant.

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