Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 06/17 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking
Posted 06/13 · 06:54 PM · LM Editorial
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
Posted 06/10 · 01:36 PM · LM Editorial
Further evidence that West Coast ports will protect their market share after the Panama Canal expansion surfaced last week as the Los Angeles Harbor Commission adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles.
Posted 06/06 · 03:56 PM · LM Editorial
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.
Posted 05/30 · 10:22 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics pointed out that ongoing difficult, but slowly improving, economic conditions continue to hinder international trade to Northern Europe.
Posted 05/30 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
While ocean carriers leveraging slow steaming in an effort to reduce fuel costs is not entirely new, a recent report from London-based maritime consultancy Drewry Maritime Research suggests there is more to come, especially in a few key trade lanes.
Posted 05/29 · 03:25 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) announced their intention to raise rates this summer.
Posted 05/28 · 08:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of maritime shipping industry veteran Chris Lytle as the new Executive Director
Posted 05/28 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of maritime shipping industry veteran Chris Lytle as the new Executive Director. While this fills a leadership void at one key West Coast ocean cargo gateway, it leaves another at the Port of Long Beach.
Posted 05/28 · 08:11 AM · LM Editorial
June will feature the AgTC annual conference in San Francisco.