Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.

National maritime strategy gains support

Posted 09/18 · 08:25 AM · LM Editorial
A recent hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation suggests that the U.S. Merchant Marine industry may be poised for a major comeback.

Why ocean cargo carriers may dig Nicaragua

Posted 09/12 · 03:02 PM · LM Editorial
The Nicaragua Canal will be three times the length of the Panama Canal, crossing the major Lago de Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the region.

East Coast vs. West Coast seaports: eastern seaboard harbors the winners

Posted 09/09 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
Rumors of labor strikes and other supply chain disruptions are inspiring logistics executives to look toward the Eastern Seaboard. While West Coast ports remain dominant, JLL’s sixth annual Seaport Outlook shows rapid growth and demand for space by the nation’s ports on the East Coast.

PierPass continues to ease container throughput at LA/Long Beach

Posted 09/05 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
PierPass Inc. recently announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005.

Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/03 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Seattle’s search for a new leader appears to be at end as its commission named Ted J. Fick to take over as CEO late last week.
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Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/02 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Fick has over 25 years of leadership experience in major manufacturing and transportation organizations – including oversight of international operations.
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Will West Coast longshore labor finally come to terms?

Posted 08/27 · 07:54 AM · LM Editorial
More talking remains before the deal is done

Matson receives top ocean carrier honor

Posted 08/26 · 07:47 AM · LM Editorial
The transpacific U.S.-flag carrier has been ranked number one in the ocean carrier category for Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award
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NITL Ocean Cargo Chairman Shares Views on Current Supply Chain Issues

Posted 08/19 · 11:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Don Pisano, ocean cargo chairman for the National Industrial Transportation League and vice president in charge of imports for the American Coffee Corporation, says shipper-carrier "collaboration" is the key.

Ocean cargo carriers face another challenge: manning vessels

Posted 08/11 · 05:28 PM · LM Editorial
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.

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