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

Transpacific shippers may face rate hike

Posted 05/08 · 06:01 PM · LM Editorial
Cartel spokesmen say U.S. consumer spending and retail sales trends are on the uptick confirming carrier forward bookings

Port Tracker report calls for increasing imports in summer months

Posted 05/08 · 08:46 AM · LM Editorial
Gradual economic growth patterns continue to be the norm based on data released in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Finding the right balance

Posted 05/01 · 02:00 PM · LM Editorial
The recent surge of U.S. exports has created a more balanced trade picture for U.S. ports and the stakeholders they serve. If this is a sustainable trend, analysts expect to see more investment in infrastructure and increased competition among the leading gateways.

Ocean cargo carriers remain in doldrums

Posted 05/01 · 09:09 AM · LM Editorial
New service launches in the next three months are expected to bring the idle fleet below 350,000 TEU by July

Championing the Jones Act

Posted 04/27 · 04:13 PM · LM Editorial
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements

Port of LA has new strategic plan

Posted 04/20 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling a commitment to long-term leadership, The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has unanimously adopted a five-year strategic plan the port

Big membership leap in Ocean Freight Standards Advisory Board

Posted 04/19 · 10:34 AM · LM Editorial
Company spokesmen said a 25 percent surge in membeship demonstrates “a strong commitment” by the industry to drive major improvements in efficiency and customer experience

The passing of a legend

Posted 04/17 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement

Ocean cargo shippers to be given new performance measurement tool

Posted 04/17 · 08:17 AM · LM Editorial
Drewry will incorporate the additional KPIs into a new quarterly report, the details of which will be announced later this month

Inbound ocean cargo containers hit seasonal slump

Posted 04/16 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Zepol Corporation reported last week that U.S. import shipment volume for March, measured in TEUs, increased 11.9 percent from February

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