Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 08/14 · 12:35 PM · LM Editorial
While “collaboration” was the watchword for supply chain managers reliant on ocean carriage, it appears that in 2012 it is going to be “accountability.”
Posted 08/06 · 07:49 PM · LM Editorial
As noted in today’s news, utilization levels of vessels on the Transpacific route have averaged only 73 percent, “given in good faith but without guarantee.”
Posted 08/06 · 07:33 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers are running out of options to hold down capacity, said analysts for Alphaliner.
Posted 08/01 · 10:30 PM · LM Editorial
Due to the critical role our nation’s gateways play in the growth of global trade, the staffs of Peerless Research Group (PRG) and Logistics Management
felt the need to bring the Ports category back to the Quest for Quality Awards survey after a more than 10-year hiatus.
Posted 08/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts agree: One of the greatest challenges facing both shippers and carriers over the next year will be rebuilding relationships on the high seas.
Posted 07/25 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
A short-sighted provision contained in the highway bill, MAP-21, is being challenged by legislators seeking to protect U.S.-flagged vessels
Posted 07/23 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
Officials from the International Longshoremen’s Association, the largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance, an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, recently reported progress is being made on negotiations for a new labor contract.
Posted 07/20 · 07:38 AM · LM Editorial
Each of these projects directly support vital logistical hubs and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s manufacturing and agricultural industries sell their goods overseas
Posted 07/18 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
The first United States Department of Agricultural Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report should be welcomed by beneficial cargo owners
Posted 07/18 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
SeaIntel’s measurements with the actual container delivery reliability based on INTTRA’s data, identified a significant gap between these performance measures