The Northern Sea Route, which can cut 12 to 15 days off voyage times between Asia and North Europe compared to the traditional Suez Canal routing, is currently only usable during the summer season, but could be open year-round by 2020.
Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,718 workers as of the middle of July 2016, up 0.19 percent from the previous month but down 10.71 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
Chinese e-commerce solutions provider Baozun Inc. created Baotong E-logistics, a wholly-owned warehousing and logistics subsidiary.
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The Itasca, Ill.-based third-party logistics provider has added a 50,000-square-foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China, 30 minutes away from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.
United States truck trailer net orders totaled 9,500 units in July 2016, a 20 percent decline from June and a 55 percent drop from the same 2015 period, according to freight transportation analyst FTR.
Hong Kong handled 1.61 million TEUs of containerized cargo for the month and 9.16 million TEUs in the first six months of 2016, year-over-year declines of 8.6 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, according to recent data from the port.