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

Ocean cargo sector still faces stiff challenges

Posted 07/08 · 09:37 AM · LM 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.

26th Annual State of Logistics: Freight moves the economy

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
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2015 State of Logistics Ocean: Ocean cargo still faces stiff headwinds

Posted 07/01 · 09:35 PM · LM Editorial
The container shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey and Company. Making things worse, earnings for ocean carriers have been exceptionally volatile.

Panama Canal: Shippers may have to curb their enthusiasm

Posted 07/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the expansion of the canal scheduled for early 2016, many shippers are hoping that ocean cargo efficiency will be greatly enhanced. However, experts are of mixed minds on whether this will indeed be the panacea all industry stakeholders are seeking.

Strong inbound figures for the Port of Oakland last month

Posted 06/17 · 08:45 AM · LM Editorial
Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers last month. That was the most since it reported volume of 216,276 containers in August 2011.
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U.S. Seaports Move Against Cyber-Attacks

Posted 06/16 · 08:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Port information technology leaders – along with their counterparts in private industry and other critical infrastructure (CI) – have been confronting the threat of cybersecurity for some time.
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Defining Threats and Finding Solutions for Cyber Attacks

Posted 06/09 · 08:38 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers’ growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before.
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Hurricanes and Supply Chain Disruption

Posted 06/04 · 08:52 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last month's big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.
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New report examines hurricane season and implications for logistics management

Posted 06/04 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last months big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.

State of Ocean Cargo: Shippers still seeking sustainable performance from carriers

Posted 06/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Top ocean carrier analysts say that accelerated transformation and closer alliances are critical for escaping the vicious cycle characterized by overcapacity, industry fragmentation, and low shareholder returns. Shippers, meanwhile, may finally see an uptick in schedule integrity.

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