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Nigeria: Importers, Agents Groan Under 400% Hike in Cost of Container Haulage

  Since the past 43 years when the Apapa port's access roads were constructed, the nation has never had it this bad. From a million potholes to the death traps, loss of multi-billion naira goods, dirty and polluted environment, yet relief appears still farther than expected. SULAIMON SALAU reports that the

Uber turning off autonomous truck division

A spokesperson told American Shipper the move will not affect Uber Freight, the company’s on-demand trucking unit.   Uber Technologies Inc. will shut down its autonomous trucking research unit in an effort to focus on its separate self-driving car division, a company spokesperson has confirmed. The spokesperson for the ride-sharing application provider told American Shipper the move

Truck owners demand compensation over Apapa gridlock

Lagos - Truck owners plying the access roads along Lagos ports have said that they deserve to be compensated for the number of days their trucks spend in queuing in the persistent traffic gridlock while trying to gain entry into the ports. The Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Haulage Section, Tin

Walmart stumbles with its ‘last mile’ package delivery plan

Standing before an audience of 14,000 people last year, Walmart Inc executives described a radical plan to help it fend off Inc and other online delivery services from stealing its customers. Walmart’s own store employees would bring online orders directly to shoppers’ homes after completing their usual shifts of up

Auto market demand prompts DHL to triple capacity in Charleston

This week, DHL has invested US$2.2 million in a 16,200-square-foot facility near Charleston International Airport (CHS), which will “shorten delivery times to and from the airport,” and nearly triple the capacity, compared to its previous facility. South Carolina has attracted “some of the largest U.S. automotive manufacturing hubs,” DHL said, referring

U.S. freight market throttles back in June

Rapid growth in cargo volumes and spending has started to stretch domestic infrastructure to its limits, according to economist Donald Broughton.   Growth in the North American freight market continued in June, but at a slower rate than in recent months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report. Shipment volumes increased 7.2