Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 06/23 · 04:34 PM · LM Editorial
All the major players are telling shippers the General Rate Increases (GRI’s) will not be jeopardized by competition offering deep discounts this year
Posted 06/22 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
Rodolfo R. Sabonge, Vice President of Market Research and Analysis with the Panama Canal Authority told Bay Area shippers that a wider Panama Canal will pose no threat to the Port of Oakland
Posted 06/06 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
The tenuous economic situation in Europe is having a more significant impact than previous estimates suggested, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted 06/05 · 07:09 PM · LM Editorial
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland
Posted 05/25 · 11:18 AM · LM Editorial
In a gesture that may be without precedent, MOL (America) Inc. today announced that it has begun public disclosure of its ratio of U.S. to Asia export cargo that misses vessel connections due to rail errors
Posted 05/17 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
April volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down 13 percent annually, according to data released by the port this week.
Posted 05/16 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
Posted 05/15 · 08:06 AM · LM Editorial
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots
Posted 05/14 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
With Europe in a recession, it is being reflected in data in the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted 05/13 · 09:44 PM · LM Editorial
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse