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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.
 

Government, Business, Logistics

Customs and Border Protection to Test New Supply Chain Identifiers for Imports

The Office of Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection is launching a testing project for a global business identifier to streamline tracking of goods in supply chains.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2022

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Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Shippers Decry ‘Notoriously Difficult’ Railroads at Hearing

Shippers urged the U.S. railroad regulator to create more competition in the industry during hearings in which Union Pacific Corp. was called to explain a spike in service restrictions.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Trade Surges to $32 Trillion Record in 2022, U.N. Says

The value of global trade is set to reach a new record this year, increasing by about 12% to an estimated $32 trillion, according to a U.N. report that signaled a slowdown heading into 2023.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Taking Aim at Unfair Billing

American Trucking Associations, the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers and the Harbor Trucking Association jointly support a recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Federal Maritime Commission that seeks to expand the timeliness and overall level of detail and transparency for detention and demurrage invoices coming from common carrier billing parties that provide ocean carriage and storage of freight. 

December 12, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk CEO Soren Skou Leaves, Will Be Replaced by Vincent Clerc

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S CEO Soren Skou will step down and will be replaced by Vincent Clerc, the current head of the transport giant’s ocean and logistics business.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana in Line for Federal Money to Restore ‘Hurricane Highway’ Shipping Channel

Louisiana may finally be in line for federal money to repair widespread ecological damage to the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel.

Mike Smith | The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.
December 9, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Bhatt Confirmed to Lead Federal Highway Administration

Shailen Bhatt was confirmed as the 21st administrator of the Federal Highway Administration by the U.S. Senate, the Department of Transportation announced Dec. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Transport Sidesteps China’s COVID Spike Impacts for Now

China’s experience with another outbreak of the coronavirus and related protests could have a downstream impact on domestic transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Secretary Buttigieg Lauds Workers at UPS Worldport Hub

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg hailed UPS Worldport workers in Louisville during a Kentucky stop where he rode with a truck driver and toured facilities.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Consumers Enjoy Tentative Relief as Supply Chains Unclog

The supply backlogs of the past two years — and the delays, shortages and outrageous prices that came with them — have improved dramatically since summer.

Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
December 7, 2022