FMCSA Outlines New Data Model to Be Tested in September
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers.
Spot Truckload Rates Continue to Soar Amid Record Demand
Capacity shortfalls in the U.S. combined with increased demand for truckload shipments are continuing to boost spot rates to record levels, according to DAT Solutions, which also said in what is an atypical trend, spot rates now are exceeding long-term contract rates.
Several U.S. Carriers Fine-Tune Compensation in Face of Driver Shortage
The second quarter brought a number of increases in driver compensation as the driver shortage continued to impact carriers’ ability to transport loads.
ReCAAP: Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018 at Lowest Level in 10 Years
The number of maritime piracy incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in the first half of 2018 fell to its lowest number in the past 10 years, the agency reported Tuesday. From January to June 2018, ReCAAP had a total of 40 incidents reported, of which 29 were actual incidents while 11 were attempted cases. Among those, 37 (92%) were armed robbery against ships and three (8%) were categorized as piracy.
US - China trade war fallout sees 6.7% container capacity cut on transpacific
The Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance have joined the 2M alliance in cancelling strings on the transpacific. According to analyst Alphaliner the cuts equate to 6.7% of capacity deployed on the trade, or 21,300 teu per week.
Designer freighters with no pilots may become a reality, says Boeing strategy chief
Developments in technology and demand for freight capacity is enhancing the prospects of aircraft being designed solely to carry cargo.
Shippers rushing to beat tariffs? Port of Oakland reports record imports
To witness the buildup to a brewing trade war between the U.S. and China, look no farther than the Port Oakland, where shipping traffic has been heating up along with the rhetoric over President Trump’s tariffs. The port reported that import volume reached a record high last month, possibly due to shippers rushing to beat import tariffs that kicked in this month.
Lufthansa Cargo to offer digital freight capacity booking
Lufthansa Cargo has released plans to offer digital freight capacity booking in a new partnership with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, cargo.one.
Maersk Line diverting two services to Liverpool from delay-hit Felixstowe
Maersk Line is diverting one of its transatlantic services with MSC and its COEX service to the Port of Liverpool for 12 weeks from Felixstowe which has been hit by delays over the last month since installing a new IT system.
U.S. Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades
For U.S. retailers, manufacturers, importers and exporters, warehouse space is at its tightest since 2000, when the first dot-com boom was driving strong consumer spending and imports from China were beginning to surge.