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Customs seeks to streamline cargo clearance processes

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is doubling down on its efforts to expedite the cargo clearance process in order to increase freight velocity at congested ports across the country. Those efforts include more precise targeting of risky shipments in order to free up...

Truckload carriers see no pricing ‘pullback’ on horizon

High freight demand and supply chain disruption fueled third-quarter growth at some of the largest US truckload carriers, growth those companies do not expect to slow until sometime in 2022.  Both Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, the largest US...

Chemical shippers complain of struggle to move cargo

Chemical shippers are warning of growing product shortages as the tightly regulated and complex transportation of dangerous goods is compounded by the widespread disruption and delays in the global ocean supply chain. Heavily congested container ports and the bottlenecks across inland logistics chains in...

C.H. Robinson, SPS team to help retail LTL shippers

As reports of empty retail store shelves multiply, C.H. Robinson Worldwide is connecting a less-than-truckload (LTL) fulfillment service from SPS Commerce to its Navisphere platform, which gives retail shippers access to C.H. Robinson’s network of LTL trucking companies. Shippers using SPS Commerce, a cloud-based retail services platform, will...

Ruest leaves intermodal legacy and CN searching for new CEO

Jean-Jacques Ruest’s retirement from Canadian National Railway amid investor pressure after the failed acquisition of Kansas City Southern Railway leaves the railroad searching for a new CEO.  Ruest, who announced his plans Tuesday, will leave the railroad at the end of the year or later if needed to help his...

Disruption to shift US freight demand into 2022: J.B. Hunt

With “persistent irregularities in demand patterns” roiling supply chains, the peak season will extend longer this year than ever before, driving inventory replenishment higher in the first half of 2022, J.B. Hunt Transport...

FourKites takes aim at shipper D&D challenges

Freight visibility provider FourKites has introduced new tools to help shippers predict estimated times of arrival (ETAs) for ocean containers and to calculate anticipated detention and demurrage (D&D) charges. The new ocean-based tools build on the company’s internal development of container tracking capabilities and its April acquisition...

Hub Group grows cold transport business with Choptank buy

Hub Group is moving deeper into refrigerated transportation by acquiring Choptank Transport, a Maryland-based cold chain management company and brokerage, for $153 million. The acquisition is the latest in a spree of mergers reshaping the third-party...

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