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Brandon Cafferky Monday, April 17, 2023

FBX Report: April 17, 2023

The Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) is the world’s leading—and most accurate—index of market rates for 40′ containers.

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Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, April 13, 2023

Former Polar Air Cargo executives charged in $52M fraud scheme

Four former executives at Polar Air Cargo were indicted on charges of defrauding the company through an elaborate kickback scheme.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Air cargo portals automate cross-border booking amid neutrality concerns

Companies that resemble an Expedia for airfreight are making their portals more accessible to logistics customers outside their home countries. Agents are watching for potential conflicts of interest.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Irish cargo airline ASL takes step toward heavy drone delivery

ASL Aviation has several airlines that support express delivery companies and e-commerce retailers. It plans to serve them with drone delivery too.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Friday, April 7, 2023

Nontraditional airlines in Brazil, Indonesia pursue 737-800 freighters

Several airlines are in the process of obtaining 737-800 cargo-modified aircraft. The magic number is two.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, April 6, 2023

FedEx says air network restructuring to save $700M annually

FedEx said it aims to slash $700 million per year in costs through a massive overhaul of its air network, part of a larger corporate profitability initiative.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, April 5, 2023

FedEx airfreight partner ASL Aviation acquires Australia’s Pionair

Ireland-based cargo group ASL Aviation is expanding to Australia with the acquisition of a FedEx contract carrier.

Trade Compliance


Brielle Jaekel Thursday, February 16, 2023

How has state marijuana legalization affected trucking?

The American Transportation Research Institute is again investigating the safety and other impacts on the trucking industry of state-level marijuana legalization — as well as additional questions the issue raises.

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A clipboard with business papers titled Trade Financing.
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Trade and Compliance

Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Global Supply Chain

Flexport taps Amazon pipeline again for operations leader



Alan Adler Friday, April 7, 2023

Startups struggling to make financial ends meet

Proterra Inc. and Ouster Inc. are just two of many technology startups and growth-stage companies struggling financially.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Regulatory Agencies

Buttigieg addresses teen drivers, truck parking at Senate hearing

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Top Stories

Twisting Torc Robotics toward autonomous commercialization

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Rush-hour truck speeds slow to 36.3 mph at major bottlenecks

Architectural image of a potential air cargo warehouse at an airport with planes and trucks in the background.

Shipping + Maritime

Shippers Perspective

Britni Chisenall Friday, April 14, 2023

How should small-package shippers choose delivery partners?

Small-package shippers should consider stepping outside the norm to modernize their logistics strategy by evaluating alternative carriers.

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Pete Buttigieg
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Shipper's Perspective

Shippers Perspective

Britni Chisenall Friday, April 14, 2023

How should small-package shippers choose delivery partners?

Small-package shippers should consider stepping outside the norm to modernize their logistics strategy by evaluating alternative carriers.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sonar Analyst Reports

Shippers’ revenge is coming for truckload carriers 

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Air Cargo


Mark Solomon Thursday, April 6, 2023

1 analyst cautious, 1 optimistic following One FedEx announcement

UBS’ Tom Wadewitz says more clarity on cost-cutting actions provides a “long runway” for stock.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Breaking News

FedEx to combine all but LTL into 1 organization

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Air Cargo

Maersk Air Cargo launches 1st US-China routes

A hydraulic lift platform carries a pallet of cargo down from a large cargo jet.



Joanna Marsh Monday, April 17, 2023

National Steel Car says its wheel sets did not contribute to Norfolk Southern derailment

An industry trade group advisory questioning the safety of wheel sets manufactured by National Steel Car has been canceled, National Steel Car said.


Joanna Marsh Friday, April 14, 2023

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern officially merge

Canadian Pacific Kansas City, or CPKC, marked its first day as the merged company of CP and KCS on Friday.


Joanna Marsh Thursday, April 13, 2023

Rail service metrics still lacking

Rail service for chemical and agricultural shippers has gotten better, but further improvements could be made, according to two reports.


Joanna Marsh Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Autonomous rail vehicle maker outlines next steps

Parallel Systems is proceeding with the next step in its development of autonomous rail vehicles, which is to test having multiple vehicles strung together and see how these vehicles can integrate into the existing freight rail network.


Joanna Marsh Monday, April 10, 2023

Higher revenues boost Greenbrier’s fiscal-quarter income

Rail car manufacturer Greenbrier posted gains in its second fiscal quarter net income amid revenue increases for its manufacturing, maintenance and leasing business segments.


Joanna Marsh Friday, April 7, 2023

FRA links train configuration to 6 derailments, issues safety advisory

The way that trains are configured might have factored into the derailments of six Class I trains over the past two years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Truck Driver Issues

John Kingston Friday, April 7, 2023

Trucking slowdown? No sign of it in March employment figures

The truck transportation sector increased jobs in March, reversing a one-month decline in February.


Joanna Marsh Thursday, April 6, 2023

Train length and train crew sizes see state legislative action

A Nevada bill restricting train lengths has been introduced, while Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill that mandates freight train crew sizes of at least two people.


Joanna Marsh Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Latest rail safety bill takes aim at wheel-related train derailments

Democratic lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Ohio have introduced a second piece of legislation, the Railway Accountability Act.

FreightWaves News


Todd Maiden Monday, April 17, 2023

‘Freight recession’ snares J.B. Hunt in Q1

J.B. Hunt missed first-quarter expectations Monday as weak intermodal and trucking trends plagued the quarter.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Company Earnings

J.B. Hunt’s Q1 misses expectations

Monday, April 17, 2023

Trucking Equipment

Safety recalls hit Volvo, Nikola electric trucks

Monday, April 17, 2023


Moving $30 million worth of gloves – WTT

Freightliner 114 SD
International HV in dirt
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Trucking Equipment

Underhood fires prompt Navistar recall of 44,887 older trucks

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Saturday, April 15, 2023


Freight shipments, costs sag in March

Friday, April 14, 2023

FreightWaves Classics

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