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

West Coast MTO Agreement Releases Statement on VGM Weighing Procedures

Posted 04/04 · 03:27 PM · LM Editorial
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced today that all 13 member terminals are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS guidelines scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

Port of Long Beach forecasts growth

Posted 04/01 · 04:01 PM · LM Editorial
At the 12th annual “Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast,” panelists stated that cargo growth should continue through 2016 even though uncertainty remains as the economy and industry continue to evolve.

An uptick for air cargo, while ocean remains flat

Posted 03/28 · 04:16 PM · LM Editorial
In what amounts to something of a reversal of fortune, shipper confidence in the air cargo sector appears to be gaining on that of ocean freight.

Ocean cargo supply chains were more secure in 2015, says study

Posted 03/24 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend with 85 total losses reported worldwide in 2015, according to the Allianz Global Corporated & Specialty (AGCS) fourth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2016.

Port of Oakland February loaded import volume surged 89.7 percent

Posted 03/23 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Full import containers through the Port of Oakland leaped 89.7 percent in February 2016 compared to the same month last year, demonstrating that the gateway continues its cargo recovery from the contract dispute extending to 2015.

There’s no time to waste on West Coast port contract talks

Posted 03/15 · 04:16 PM · LM Editorial
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
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SSA Marine Terminals handle ocean cargo mega vessels with aplomb

Posted 03/02 · 05:31 PM · LM Editorial
The three ports that hosted the largest container ship ever to call on a North American port this past week all had one thing in common – Seattle-based SSA Marine handled the cargo.

Moore on the challenges facing Washington’s ports

Posted 03/02 · 05:16 PM · LM Editorial
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.

Three ports building for the future

Posted 02/26 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo gateways on West, Gulf, and East coasts are addressing infrastructure needs with customized solutions.

Schneider opens up New Jersey-based warehouse to meet increased port volumes

Posted 02/24 · 11:52 AM · LM Editorial
Truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider announced this week it has opened up a new 147,500 square-foot warehouse in Port Reading, New Jersey.

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