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

Supply Chain Managers Concerned About Port Congestion

Posted 10/13 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish.
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Port of Seattle and Tacoma launch “Alliance”

Posted 10/10 · 02:01 PM · LM Editorial
In an unprecedented move to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify marine cargo terminal management.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach work together to address congestion problems

Posted 10/09 · 05:50 PM · LM Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
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Logistics managers can help ports achieve their infrastructure goals

Posted 10/08 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).

TSA-Westbound ocean cargo carriers annouce rate hike for U.S.exporters

Posted 10/08 · 03:12 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.

15th Annual NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: TriMas centralizes freight, boosts bottom line

Posted 10/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.

Top 30 Ocean Carriers: Profits at last?

Posted 10/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Maersk caused a stir last summer by raising its full-year profit forecast for 2014 due to higher freight volumes and lower costs. Industry analysts wonder, however, if many of the other Top 30 carriers will exercise the same discipline to achieve similar goals.

National maritime strategy gains support

Posted 09/18 · 08:25 AM · LM Editorial
A recent hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation suggests that the U.S. Merchant Marine industry may be poised for a major comeback.

Why ocean cargo carriers may dig Nicaragua

Posted 09/12 · 03:02 PM · LM Editorial
The Nicaragua Canal will be three times the length of the Panama Canal, crossing the major Lago de Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the region.

East Coast vs. West Coast seaports: eastern seaboard harbors the winners

Posted 09/09 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
Rumors of labor strikes and other supply chain disruptions are inspiring logistics executives to look toward the Eastern Seaboard. While West Coast ports remain dominant, JLL’s sixth annual Seaport Outlook shows rapid growth and demand for space by the nation’s ports on the East Coast.

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