Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 07/07 · 07:26 PM · LM Editorial
Terminal operations and normal cargo activity were minimally disturbed said spokesmen for both ports.
Posted 07/02 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.
Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
Posted 07/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts and observers of global ocean cargo movement see a number of emerging trends surfacing in the ocean carrier arena later this year.
Posted 07/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.
Posted 06/23 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
At the same time, however, the FMC says future carrier collaborations should not be ruled out
Posted 06/18 · 04:09 PM · LM Editorial
Is this is just the beginning of China’s “showing muscle” on the world stage?
Posted 06/18 · 03:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
The potential P3 partners – comprising ocean cargo giants Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM – may have believed that they were just steps away from realizing their “network” dream. But industry insiders suggest that China’s veto power should not have been dismissed so quickly.
Posted 06/18 · 03:17 PM · SCMR Editorial
News that China’s Ministry of Commerce has withheld its approval of the P3 Network – comprising the world’s three largest ocean cargo carriers – may give shippers a reason to consider the viability of such an arrangement to begin with. Can the Chinese be right about fearing a rate-fixing monopoly?
Posted 06/17 · 05:37 PM · LM Editorial
China's Ministry of Commerce – citing anti-trust concerns – noted that the P3 Netword would control 47% of the Asia-to-Europe container shipping market, and failed to demonstrate that it would bring more benefit than harm to shippers’ interest.