News & Insights

News Alert Update: PMA Seeks to Break Deadlock on West Coast Port Negotiations, Avert Lockdown

News Alert Update: PMA Seeks to Break Deadlock on West Coast Port Negotiations, Avert Lockdown The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) in a press release today announced that in an effort to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, it has made an “all-in” contract offer that significantly increases compensation to members of the […]

February 05, 2015

Industry Insights

Retirement Announcement – Kathryn Sheffield

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Kathryn Sheffield’s retirement from Roanoke Trade. Kathryn began her career at Roanoke in 1999 and has been in the industry for over 25 years. In addition to managing the Property and Casualty department in Roanoke’s Houston office, she also played a key role in the Marine Cargo […]

February 04, 2015

Corporate Communiqué

News Alert: Reports of Lockout on the West Coast This Week, Over the Weekend

News Alert: Reports of Lockout on the West Coast This Week, Over the Weekend A news alert was released today by Peter Friedman of FBB Relations indicating plans for a gradual lockout by dockworkers this week, expanding over the weekend, and fully implemented next week on the West Coast. Mr. Friedman, indicated that it’s possible […]

February 04, 2015

Industry Insights

TSA Freighter Security Plan Deadline Looms

TSA Freighter Security Plan Deadline Looms The new U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules on freighter security, published Dec. 29, 2014, are set to be implemented Feb. 16. That time frame puts the freight industry under pressure to digest and comply with the large-scale changes. The updated security guidelines will affect all U.S. and non-U.S. […]

January 29, 2015

Industry Insights

NEWS: Winter Storm Threatens to Snarl Freight Networks

AmericanShipper.com reports that ports, airports and railways are implementing winter contingency plans.  BY ERIC KULISCH |MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 Another round of bad winter weather is beginning to snarl freight transportation throughout the Northeast, putting the public and private sectors to the test again after massive storms last winter that damaged infrastructure and caused cargo […]

January 26, 2015

Industry Insights

Massive Freight Transportation Market Growth Pushes Toward Asia

Massive Freight Transportation Market Growth Pushes Toward Asia The freight transportation management market is set to expand by more than 9% annually through 2019, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The market research company figures the industry will grow from $15.3 billion in 2014 to $23.69 billion by 2019 at an estimated compound annual […]

January 23, 2015

Industry Insights

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