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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.
 

Business, Logistics

How to Become a Freight Broker

Freight brokers use their expertise and relationships to help shippers find available carriers, saving shippers time and money and helping carriers more easily connect to shippers.

April 8, 2024

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Safety, Logistics

Focus Shifts to Removing Debris From Dali’s Deck

BALTIMORE — Salvage crews at the site of a collapsed bridge are turning their focus to the tons of debris sitting atop the Dali, a massive cargo ship that caused a deadly catastrophe in March.

Lea Skene | Associated Press
April 19, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Maryland Leaders Push for Federal Aid

The governor of Maryland in pointed remarks challenged federal lawmakers to see for themselves the devastation wrought by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 18, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Firms Fret Over Any Lengthy Baltimore Port Closure

The closure of the Port of Baltimore has so far not led to broad price increases, though firms are concerned about any extended shutdown, according to a Federal Reserve report.

April 18, 2024
Business, Logistics

CSX Profit Drops 10% Despite 3% More Q1 Freight

CSX’s first-quarter profit slipped 10% even though the railroad delivered 3% more goods, as the mix of shipments it handled shifted toward less profitable items.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 17, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

NYC Congestion Plan Adds Money to Offset N.J. Harm, MTA Says

New York City’s congestion pricing plan will now include funds to help alleviate potential pollution issues the new tolling program may spark in New Jersey.

Michelle Kaske | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics

Dali Owner Asks Cargo Owners to Help Cover Salvage Expenses

BALTIMORE — The owner of the massive containership that caused the deadly collapse of a bridge in March wants owners of the cargo on board to cover some of the salvage costs.

April 17, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Prime Memberships in US Gain 8% to New High

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime subscription service hit a new high of 180 million U.S. shoppers in March, up 8% from a year earlier, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Ohio Turnpike Completes Open-Road Tolling Project

A new tolling system featuring open-road tolling lanes is complete along the 241-mile stretch of the Ohio Turnpike, signaling the end of its largest construction project in its history.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2024
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Portland to End Terminal 6 Cargo Container Handling

The Port of Portland will shut down its cargo container handling operation at North Portland’s Terminal 6, saying an effort to lease the site to a third-party operator had fallen through.

Jeff Manning | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
April 16, 2024