Cargo

Business

Cargo Van Manufacturers Beef Up Models With More Customization, New Technology

Mercedes-Benz USA

The role of commercial cargo vans — essentially motorized boxes — hasn’t changed in 50 years, but practically everything else about the vehicles has changed over the past decade.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
October 17, 2016
Business

Cargo Traffic Declines on St. Lawrence Seaway

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Year-to-date ship traffic on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system has been slower than expected in 2016, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Brian Kelly | Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times
July 22, 2016
Business, Safety

Theft of Cargo Is Constant Worry for Trucking

Incidents of cargo theft occur all too often across the nation and are a constant worry for trucking.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
July 19, 2016
Business

NTSB Releases Haunting Video of El Faro Wreckage on Ocean Floor

NTSB

The first video footage of the wreckage from the El Faro, the containership that was carrying four crewmen from Maine when it sank during a hurricane in the Bahamas last October, was released Jan. 3 by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Dennis Hoey | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
January 6, 2016
Business

Cargo Thefts, Value Increase in Second Quarter, Report Says

Bruce Harmon for TT

The number of cargo thefts increased 8% in the second quarter compared with last year, and the value of stolen goods increased about 70%, according to a report from CargoNet, which tracks trucking cargo crimes.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2015
Business

Oversize Cargo Keeps U.S. Production on Track

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Railroad and trucking operators are hauling more oversize cargo, helping to keep U.S. manufacturing activity on track for growth.

Anna-Louise Jackson and Anthony Feld | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2014
Business, Safety

Nationwide Cargo Theft Ring Broken Up Following Trailer Heist of Canned Corn

Cindy Winslow likely will never forget that early Sunday morning phone call from the FBI informing her that authorities in Michigan had recovered a stolen trailer filled with a $30,000 load of Green Giant canned corn.

August 25, 2014
Business

Port of Cleveland Cargo Rises 77% in July

Cargo from international ships increased 77% at the Port of Cleveland, on higher imports of European steel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Transport Topics
August 14, 2013
Business

Import Cargo Expected to Rise

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8.5% in September from last year, according to a report by the National Retail Federation.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2012
Business

Import Cargo Expected to Rise

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports, is expected to rise 6.3% in August from last year, according to a report by the National Retail Federation.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2012

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