Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 11/30 · 04:48 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland continues its effort to attract more fully-loaded inbound ocean carrier calls by investing in its infrastructure.
Posted 11/30 · 09:10 AM · LM Editorial
Christopher L. Koch, who just retired from a 15-year tenure as president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), and continues to serve as its senior advisor, is still telling shippers to stay the course.
Posted 11/19 · 03:45 PM · LM Editorial
The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) says better communication across the whole supply chain is vital to ensure shipper’s needs are not compromised by the container shipping industry’s drive to cut costs through mega-alliances.
Posted 11/19 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
Containership reliability “took a small step backwards” in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9 percent.
Posted 11/17 · 09:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
The cost of operating cargo ships is forecast to rise over the next two years after falling in 2015, according to the latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2015/16 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Posted 11/13 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics leadership at the Port of Oakland continues to keep up a torrid pace to position the gateway as a cargo distribution hub.
Posted 11/12 · 01:24 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
Posted 11/11 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Many of these Merchant Mariners are now well into their 80s and 90s and deserve compensation.
Posted 11/03 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that
AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
Posted 11/02 · 04:23 PM · LM Editorial
In the wake of a summer-long labor shortage hampering dockside operations, the Port of Oakland now maintains that its “efficiency task force” is ready to establish new benchmarks for cargo throughput.