U.S. ports are consolidating, as shipping lines have

Apr 5, 2017
The container-shipping industry is more consolidated than ever. As of this month, the world’s top ocean carriers are now mostly in three major alliances, set to control 90 percent of seaborne cargo. That changes the game for many of the…

The dark side of the ocean

Jul 20, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times reporter Ian Urbina about his investigative series.
The high seas are characterized by lawlessness, says New York Times reporter Ian Urbina.
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Port lockouts and the sea's importance in supply chain

Feb 12, 2015
What happens when your ship comes in, and there’s no one to unload your goods.

The new growth engine for airports: cargo

Jun 25, 2014
Known as "world's busiest" for passengers, Atlanta's airport now wants more cargo

Port wars heat up as East Coast raises the bar

Sep 16, 2013
East Coast ports are upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate increased freight expected after the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal. West Coast ports have to ship up in order to compete.

Getting gasoline to the East Coast

Mar 21, 2012
Obama may waive a law so that foreign ships can transport gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast to ease shortages and lower prices.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Shipping threats and TSA regulations

Nov 1, 2010
Following Friday's mail-bomb scare in London, shipping and cargo industries respond to the idea of new threats. How will these changes affect...

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