Aug 27, 2013 A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
Aug 12, 2013 Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.
Dec 28, 2012 A strike by East Coast dockworkers has been put off at least 30 days. These union members are often highly skilled, and they're critical to vital bottlenecks of global trade: ports.
Dec 28, 2012 We head into the weekend facing not one, but two possible shocks to the economy. There's the fiscal cliff, of course. And then there's the ports. Unionized longshoremen at 14 ports from Maine to Houston threaten to strike at midnight on Saturday, over a pay dispute.
Dec 28, 2012 The stuff we all buy – shoes, clothes, tools and nails – could all be harder to come by starting soon. Longshoremen on the East Coast and shipping companies and port operators have until midnight Sunday to work out a new contract.
Dec 28, 2012 One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 21, 2012 A tense contract negotiation could end in a strike for East Coast longshoremen.
Dec 19, 2012 As companies and customers cut shipping costs by using slower, cheaper rail and truck, FedEx's expensive air-cargo fleet suffers.
Dec 18, 2012 So how do all those packages really get from point A to point B anyway?