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

Import container volume growth remains strong in light of challenges, says Port Tracker report

Posted 11/15 · 11:34 AM · LM Editorial
Despite the disruptive weather-related events caused by Hurricane Sandy, specifically in the Northeast region of the United States import volume growth continues to grow at a relatively strong pace, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
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Port of LA Lays Groundwork for Major Supply Chain Enhancements

Posted 11/15 · 11:30 AM · SCMR Editorial
When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convened in Anaheim earlier this week, there was considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers learned that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.
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Port of Los Angeles Prepares for the Future

Posted 11/10 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convenes in Anaheim this week, there’s bound to be considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers will learn that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.

Port of Los Angeles Prepares for the Future

Posted 11/10 · 06:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convenes in Anaheim this week, there’s bound to be considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers will learn that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.
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Port of San Francisco builds its bulk cargo business

Posted 11/10 · 05:13 AM · LM Editorial
A promising new cargo enterprise was unveiled at the Port of San Francisco late last month when it welcomed the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin – a 71,900-deadweight-ton self-unloading bulk carrier.

Port of NY/NJ recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11/05 · 11:25 AM · LM Editorial
Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey report that cargo operations are being restored in the wake of last week’s devastating storm.

U.S. Ports Update: Panama Canal preparation heats up

Posted 11/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
In anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion in 2014, the fight for market share of inbound cargo remains fierce among top U.S. ports.

European economy continues to impact ocean volumes, says Global Port Tracker report

Posted 10/31 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
A confluence of ongoing events, including the debt crisis hitting exports, domestic sales and consumer confidence and imports, which have added to declining trade volumes, has led to a recession being formally declared in the European Union, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report.

Matson defines new options for supply chain managers

Posted 10/19 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
Some shippers are using Matson’s China service as an alternative to air freight, clearly an option that delivers significant value for their supply chains.
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Florida’s ports positioned for Panama Canal expansion

Posted 10/19 · 08:48 AM · LM Editorial
Miami-Dade County announced that the contracting phase of its project to deepen the Port of Miami’s channel to minus 50 feet has begun

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