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Container throughput drives growth in Rotterdam


Particularly strong growth in container throughput of 12.3% (in tonnes) was the main driver of growth in the port of Rotterdam throughout 2017. Source: News

Retail sales in January are slow to start to the year


Commerce reports U.S. retail and food service sales for January were down 0.3% compared to December at $492 billion, but were up 3.6% compared to January 2017. Source: News

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 10, 2018


For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,545 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Source: News

Trucking Conditions Index from FTR reflects tight capacity and high rate environment


For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 9.2, which was well ahead of November’s 5.48 and in line with October’s 9.48. FTR said that December’s reading reflects a full capacity environment that is paced by ongoing strength in freight demand. Looking ahead, FTR said it expects the TCI […]

Rhenus acquires Daimler electric fleet


Rhenus Home Delivery has acquired a fleet of Daimler’s latest electric trucks to its Berlin and Brandenburg depots. “The special thing about these trucks is that they are completely electric and therefore particularly eco-friendly,” said Ronny Sassen, managing director of Rhenus Home Delivery. “The Rhenus Group is one of only four European companies that are […]

Trinchero Family Estates: Pallet handling in the vineyard


The second-largest family-owned wine company in the world turns to automated pallet handling and storage for its winemaking and distribution operations. Source: News

High growth continues for freight volumes in November: ACI


Montreal, QC — Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global freight volumes rose substantially in November, reaching +7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Standing at +8.2% on a year- to-date basis and with only one month left in 2017, global freight… The post High growth continues for freight volumes in November: ACI appeared first on Canadian […]

Emirates freighter trio rally to meet roses demand


With global demand for roses in February estimated at 250m stems, Emirates SkyCargo operated three extra Valentine’s day cargo flights to move over 300 tonnes of flowers to Amsterdam. While the carrier transports fresh flowers around the world daily, demand spikes around Valentine’s Day and it… Source: News

MOL Allies with NCC


Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a capital and business alliance agreement with chemical tank specialist logistics provider Nippon Concept Corporation (NCC). "MOL and NCC concluded the agreement with the objective… Source: News

Fraport and Dakosy create digital portal for dangerous goods supply chain


Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport and IT service provider Dakosy are to launch a digital cargo portal for shippers of dangerous goods at the German hub. The entire dangerous goods process will be fully digitised, a first for the industry it is claimed. The portal… Source: News

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