FourKites and Ocean Insights team up for ocean container visibility partnership

Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, said this week it has formed a strategic partnership with Hamburg-based ocean freight intelligence provider Ocean Insights that they said will provider shippers and carriers with enhanced tracking capabilities, from global seaports to final destinations. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Panjiva data shows a rebound in U.S.-bound shipments in March

March shipments, at 919,696, were up 6.8% compared to February, which fell 4.1% compared to January and followed an aggregate increase of 5.5% over the previous three months. On a year-to-date basis, shipments for the first three months of 2019, at 2,896,821, are up 2.6% compared to the same period a year ago. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Port Tracker point to volume gains, and a record 2018, while potential tariff hikes await

Port Tracker reported that U.S.-based retail container ports handled 1.97 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), in December, the most recent month for which data is available. This represents an 8.8% increase compared to November and a 13.9% annual gain. Total 2018 volume, at 21.8 million TEU, topped 2017’s 20.5 million TEU by 6.2%, setting a new record in the process. Source: logistics Mgmt

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