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

Federal Maritime Commission to examine confidential ocean cargo service contracts

Posted 04/11 · 04:19 PM · LM Editorial
Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition met with Federal Maritime Commisssion Chair, Richard A. Lindinsky, last week to discuss confidential service contracts and their negative impact on U.S. exports

U.S. West Coast exporters may face ocean cargo rate hike

Posted 04/10 · 03:58 PM · LM Editorial
Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement are recommending a further round of incremental rate increases to dry and selected refrigerated commodities

Port Tracker report expects April imports to be up 3.2 percent

Posted 04/10 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
As the economy continues to show moderate signs of growth, the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at U.S. ports to post a 3.2 percent annual gain in April.

What’s new in ocean cargo contracting?

Posted 03/31 · 10:51 AM · LM Editorial
In an ongoing effort to keep readers informed on the current state of ocean cargo shipping and contracting, we conducted a brief interview with one of the founders of Catapult International, a leading edge international shipping software and consulting firm.

Taking a Look at Current Ocean Cargo Contracting

Posted 03/31 · 10:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
In an ongoing effort to keep readers informed on the current state of ocean cargo shipping and contracting, Logistics Management (a sister publication) conducted a brief interview with one of the founders of Catapult International, a leading edge international shipping software and consulting firm

Maersk makes dramatic move in Asia-EU trade

Posted 03/26 · 04:10 PM · LM Editorial
Oversupply of container vessels operating on the Asia – Europe trade lane has pushed Maersk Line’s container freight rates to unsustainably low levels.

Putting U.S. mariners to work

Posted 03/23 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Flags of Convenience should be reigned in to provide more opportunity for U.S. mariners

Mega ocean cargo vessels not likely to stay in the Transpacific

Posted 03/22 · 08:15 AM · LM Editorial
Amid all the fanfare made yesterday with the arrival of MSC’s “mega” vessel at the Port of Oakland, industry experts remain doubtful that this signals a Transpacific trend

Measuring the Mega Ship

Posted 03/21 · 08:41 AM · LM Editorial
When one of the world’s largest cargo vessels enters San Francisco Bay today, shippers will witness a new era also being ushered in

Port of Oakland attracts “mega” container vessel

Posted 03/20 · 05:57 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America today

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