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Eric Kulisch Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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.

Eric Kulisch Monday, November 28, 2022

African passenger airline adds 1st all-cargo aircraft

RwandAir is becoming a combination carrier, adding a freighter airline to its traditional passenger operation.

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.

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Joanna Marsh Friday, December 2, 2022

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.

John Kingston Friday, December 2, 2022

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.

Rachel Premack Friday, December 2, 2022

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.

Rachel Premack Thursday, December 1, 2022

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. 

Rachel Premack Thursday, December 1, 2022

We’ve (probably) averted a rail strike. Now what?

The Senate will likely vote Thursday to end any possibility of a legal rail strike. But a “wildcat” strike could still happen.

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.