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How will Maersk-MSC split redraw container shipping landscape?

The decision by MSC and Maersk — the world’s two largest container lines — to terminate the 2M vessel-sharing alliance was predictable. The bigger surprise will be what happens next. Will both MSC and Maersk go it alone after 2M ends in January 2025?

Jan 27, 2023

BNSF ups network investments with focus on better service

BNSF expects to spend $3.96 billion on its network in 2023 as the railroad looks to improve service through infrastructure upgrades and efficiency projects. The railroad said Thursday it will increase this year’s capital expenditure plan by approximately $400 million over 2022.

Jan 27, 2023

CSX expects service gains will bolster railroad during economic downturn

Despite macroeconomic headwinds serving as a backdrop for 2023, Eastern U.S. railroad CSX sees its improving service metrics as an opportunity to garner new business and expand network capacity. The service improvements are “a real change...

Jan 27, 2023

ocean carriers, ocean import
Carriers cough up as complaints rain in at the FMC

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received more than 200 charge complaints since the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) was enacted in June 2022. More than 70 of those complaints met the FMC’s threshold requirements to be referred to investigators.

Jan 27, 2023

Shippers regain buying power as air cargo fundamentals shift

Jan 26, 2023
Lower rates and increased air cargo capacity may benefit shippers in 2023, as carriers contend with lower demand, according to industry analysts. More businesses came to rely on airfreight during the pandemic as a way to circumvent lengthy delays caused by port congestion.
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West Coast Port Labor Contract Talks Remain in Limbo

Jan 26, 2023
Long-stalled West Coast port labor talks are showing no signs of progress, according to people familiar with the negotiations, extending uncertainty for U.S. retailers who rely on the coast to import goods from Asia.
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