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June volume for ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach see annual declines

Posted 07/17 · 10:13 AM · LM Editorial
Total POLA volumes in June were down 2 percent compared to June 2014 at 721,802 TEU, and June volumes at POLB declined 4.4 percent annually at 583,621 TEU.

Shippers not surprised by shift in ocean cargo vessel calls away from West Coast

Posted 07/16 · 08:10 AM · LM Editorial
New evidence that U.S. West Coast ports are losing market share to ports in the East and some Gulf regions surfaced in a new report issued by Zepol, a global trade and intelligence provider.
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Drewry Maritime Research Reflects on State of Ocean Cargo

Posted 07/13 · 08:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
This is the first of a two-part interview with Philip Damas
Director - Supply Chain Advisors, Drewry Maritime Research
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U.S. business leaders’ optimism on the rise; Greek outlook plummets

Posted 07/10 · 01:15 PM · MMH Editorial
Survey indicates weak expectations for domestic and global investment.

Ocean Cargo May Be Supply Chain’s Weakest Link This Year

Posted 07/09 · 09:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
Dire reports on the health of the ocean cargo carrier industry may be understated, say some analysts.
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Port Tracker report presents positive perspective for expected volume gains in coming months

Posted 07/08 · 10:39 AM · LM Editorial
Spurred on by expected volume gains due to what is expected to be a hectic back-to-school season, United States-based retail container ports are expected to see decent volume gains in the coming months. That is the working thesis of the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Ocean Cargo Still Faces Stiff Challenges

Posted 07/07 · 08:30 AM · SCMR Editorial
The container-shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey & Company. Making things worse, earnings have been exceptionally volatile.

Air Cargo Sector Strengthens

Posted 07/07 · 08:27 AM · SCMR Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit.
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2014 Was “Year of the Deal” in 3PL Arena

Posted 07/07 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In the annual study and forecast on third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the consultancy Armstrong & Associates note that “big deals” have dominated the last year.

Why Walmart is So Important to U.S. Manufacturing

Posted 07/06 · 07:56 AM · SCMR Editorial
Walmart has taken the lead and has ignited the Reshoring movement in America by committing to spend $250 Billion for products Made in the USA over the next few years.

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