New de-icing facility speeds up FedEx cargo flights at Memphis hub
FedEx cargo jets will waste less time de-icing during the winter at the Memphis, Tennessee, airport thanks to a new consolidated treatment facility.
Atlas Air shareholders ratify go-private sale to Apollo consortium
Atlas Air, a large cargo airline and lessor, is one step closer to becoming a private company after a shareholder vote.
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Enhanced ship routing key to US-Singapore low-carbon corridor
Shippers and carriers are increasing the pressure on ports and other supply chain participants to roll out “green corridors” using digital technology.
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.
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.
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.
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As US-China relations worsen, expect supply chain chaos
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Watchdog finds DOT could be hindering infrastructure grants
A GAO report recommends DOT better explain its grant-funding procedures so that applicants won’t overestimate how much money they must contribute to qualify for funding.
Pilot and Volvo Group add to public electric charging projects
US airports need subsidies for cargo modernization, groups say
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US DOT to help oversee Ukraine infrastructure rebuilding
Chaos theory: How tankers thrive amid energy crisis and war
Global energy trades face even more tumult ahead. “This could get crazy,” says Scorpio Tankers’ Robert Bugbee.
Canada’s transport minister seeks to beef up port investments, railway safety
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US imports from China falling faster than from other countries
Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers
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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.
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
Toronto airport plans to convert offices into cargo facility
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.