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

Time to look at Intra-Americas trade again

Posted 05/13 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.

With Relaunch of SeaLand, Intra-Americas Trade Will Gain New Focus

Posted 05/13 · 08:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
With so much attention now being placed on trade agreements with the EU and in the transpacific, shippers may wish to take a fresh look at what one leading ocean cargo carrier is doing within the parameters of the existing North America Free Trade Agreement
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Matson reaffirms its bright outlook

Posted 05/07 · 03:05 PM · LM Editorial

Seaports get their due at WERC conference

Posted 05/06 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns

WERC Delivers on Promise

Posted 05/06 · 09:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council conference proved to be a fresh source of market intelligence for port authorities and supply chain managers

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Digging deep

Posted 05/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?

Logistics managers to learn about seaport infrastructure at WERC

Posted 04/25 · 11:40 AM · LM Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago

Seaport Supply Chains Examined at WERC’s Annual Conference

Posted 04/25 · 10:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago. Paul Rasmussen, U.S. trade expert and CEO of Zepol, will also be sharing his insights on the nation’s “Top 30” ocean cargo gateways.

U.S. West Coast Labor Negotiations Should Not Contain Any Surprises

Posted 04/22 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

Posted 04/22 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
The National Retail Federation is encouraging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.

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