Cargo

Business, Fuel, Logistics

Winter LNG Boom Creates Most Expensive Cargo Ships in History

Tug boats tow an LNG vessel in Geoje, South Korea, in February 2019. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News) Tug boats tow an LNG vessel in Geoje, South Korea, in February 2019. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

An unprecedented shortage of liquefied natural gas tankers has made them the most expensive ships ever hired to ferry commodities.

January 11, 2021
Business, Logistics

Rail Cargo Posts First Gain in Two Years as Consumer Goods Surge

CSX freight locomotives pull a train. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) CSX freight locomotives pull a train. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

U.S. railroads are back, with freight volume posting the first quarterly gain in two years.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Business, Logistics

Surprise Cargo Surge Could Surpass Last Year’s Holiday Period

A container ship sails beneath the Busan Harbor Bridge in South Korea on Oct. 13. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Freight carriers including container shippers and cargo airlines say global demand is building toward a seasonal peak that could outstrip last year’s as more consumers shop online to overcome coronavirus curbs.

November 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Shipping Industry Hit With Second Cyberattack in Week

Hacking activity was reported for the second time in a week at a global shipping operation. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The global shipping industry sustained a second cyberattack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual peak season for consumer demand.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2020
Technology

Solving a $1B Problem with Cargo Image Capture

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A picture is worth 1,000 words; in our industry, it’s worth countless dollars. How many times have you wished for eyes inside your trailer when you’re managing detention? How many times have you sent for a trailer, to find it’s still loaded? New cargo imaging technology tackles a $1B problem.

June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Cargo Hub for N.Y. Town Faces More Delays

The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. The CSX rail yard seen from Fremont Road in Manlius, N.Y., in June 2018. (Tim Knauss/Syracuse Media Group)

The Manlius town planning board this week urged “great caution” as town officials consider how a proposed rail-and-truck cargo hub near the CSX rail yard would affect traffic on Fremont and Kirkville roads.

Tim Knauss | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
February 14, 2020
Safety

CVSA Seeks Solution to Allow Inspectors to Ticket Shippers for Cargo Securement Violations

A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse. The CVSA wants to put more of the onus on properly securing cargo on shippers. (Getty Images)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked U.S. and Canadian trucking regulators to explore a solution that would permit roadside inspectors to cite shippers — not just drivers and motor carriers — for cargo securement violations in sealed trailers and intermodal containers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Tops 10 Million Tons of Cargo for Third Straight Year

Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced March 6.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NTSB Takes Lead Investigating Crash of Amazon Air Cargo Plane

Wreckage from Amazon cargo jet crash This image taken from video provided by KRIV FOX 26 shows the scene of a cargo plane crash on Feb. 23 in Trinity Bay, just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. (KRIV FOX 26 via AP)

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon with three people aboard abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay Feb. 23 as it was preparing to land in Houston.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Tampa Bay Soon Will Welcome Largest Cargo Ships in Port History

Tampa CMA CGM ship that will be coming to Port Tampa Bay. (Port Tampa Bay)

The biggest containerships ever seen in Tampa Bay will begin making weekly calls at Port Tampa Bay from Asia starting in May, port officials announced Feb. 19.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
February 19, 2019

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