Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 10/01 · 05:04 PM · LM Editorial
Renewed market discipline has helped the world’s leading ocean carriers to restore rates while delivering on enhanced service. Could this be the “turnaround year” on the high seas?
Posted 09/26 · 08:25 AM · LM Editorial
Transpacific shippers will be facing a new wave of price hikes next year, as carriers collectively agree on a future rate structure
Posted 09/21 · 12:04 PM · LM Editorial
Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for August, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is down from July by 3 percent and 0.3 percent from August of 2011
Posted 09/19 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) explains how an increase in U.S. exports is driving the need for more U.S.-based strategic inland ports.
Posted 09/18 · 06:28 AM · LM Editorial
With Peak Season, or at least the semblance of it underway, August volumes at the nation’s two largest ports—the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB)—were mixed in August.
Posted 09/13 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
Posted 09/13 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports
Posted 09/11 · 01:15 PM · LM Editorial
Prior to 9/11, security was not a top concern for most U.S. ports, said Bethann Rooney, member of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Security Committee, chairperson of the AAPA Port Security Caucus, and security manager at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Posted 09/11 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The report is calling for September import cargo volume at U.S.-based retail container ports to increase 8.5 percent annually, which is up from a previous estimate of 7.3 percent.
Posted 09/05 · 12:12 PM · LM Editorial
While there are no new major developments in the ongoing stalemate in labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, that has not slowed down the public exchanges between the two parties as shippers Peak Season plans for moving cargo in and out of East and Gulf Coast ports hang in the balance.