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

U.S. ports may finally get the exposure they deserve

Posted 05/14 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
In the wake of the prolonged Pacific Rim dockside labor crisis, four Republican Senators have introduced what they call “common-sense” sunshine reforms for U.S. port authorities.
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Port of Oakland attracting more mega-vessel calls

Posted 05/13 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
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Supply Chain Managers May Be Considering New Seaport Options, Says Report

Posted 05/07 · 08:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
East Coast ports are growing at a faster rate than their West Coast counterparts, according to the inaugural edition of CBRE Group, Inc.’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report.”

Past U.S. West Coast port disruption contributes to trade gap

Posted 05/06 · 04:43 PM · LM Editorial
Disruptions at West Coast ports, which were resolved at the end of February, may have distorted the numbers
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Gaining Some Perspective on Trade Gap

Posted 05/06 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
The recent report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis maintains that the U.S. trade gap is largest in over 20 years. Indeed, according to the Commerce Department, the deficit widened by 43.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted $51.37 billion in March.
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Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition heats up for discretionary cargo

Posted 05/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?

Ocean Carrier and Terminal Ops Collaboration Remain Key Concern for Supply Chain Managers

Posted 04/27 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In this exclusive interview with Navis senior vice president, Andy Barrons, SCMR presents an overview of the recently-concluded Navis World 2015 in San Francisco.

Ocean cargo shippers to carriers: It’s about time

Posted 04/21 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
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Supply Chain Managers May Expect Better Reliability From Ocean Carriers

Posted 04/21 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

California ports had good March volumes

Posted 04/17 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
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