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Savannah Port Terminal to Get $410 Million Upgrade Amid Big Growth

The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
December 5, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

3PLs Make Debut on Global Freight 50

While the worst of the global supply chain snarls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic now appear to be in the rearview mirror, it’s still not business as usual for international freight.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Prices Fall in Inventory Glut, Upping Broker Deals

U.S. trucking is entering a tumultuous period that will likely reshape the $875 billion industry. Shipping rates that spiked during disruptions caused by the pandemic have plummeted as inventory gluts across the U.S. lowered demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Federal Maritime Commissioners Praise Growth at Port of Mobile

Two members of the Federal Maritime Commission praised the growth, diversity and import-export balance of the Port of Mobile during a visit on Nov. 16.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
November 17, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Freight Unit Furloughs Workers as Cargo Demand Slows

FedEx Corp.’s freight unit is putting workers on furlough in some U.S. markets, adding to mounting evidence of a cargo slowdown as the company joins other large employers trimming their ranks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Woes Accelerate Reshoring, Nearshoring Trend

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by supply chain disruptions around the world has sparked a resurgence of companies bringing sourcing and manufacturing back to the United States or closer to U.S. shores.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

Top North American Seaports and Airports Realize Record Volumes

Seaports and airports across North America experienced record-breaking volume in 2021 amid growing consumer demand.

Mike Senatore | Features Coordinator
November 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

Describing global supply chains as “volatile” for the last two years is an understatement. Glimmers of hope are emerging, but anxiety grows over whether freight volumes can maintain traction amid high inflation and economic uncertainty.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

German Government Settles Internal Dispute Over Port Stake Sale to China

The German government is close to reaching a compromise over a disputed sale of a stake in a Hamburg container terminal to China’s state-owned shipping conglomerate Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.

October 25, 2022
Business, Equipment, Global Freight, TCA

Alabama Port Study Highlights Growth, Economic Impact

The Alabama State Port Authority has released a new study showing significant growth in jobs, tax revenue and general economic impact since 2019, underscoring the port’s place as a major economic driver in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
October 24, 2022