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

ILA, USMX remain in discussions over labor pact

Posted 07/17 · 02:44 PM · LM Editorial
With a September 30 deadline looming, The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance remain in negotiations on a new contract this week in Delray Beach, Florida.
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June represents best month of 2012 for Port of Long Beach

Posted 07/17 · 09:54 AM · LM Editorial
June volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were up both annually and sequentially.

Nation’s shippers need peace on the waterfront

Posted 07/16 · 03:47 PM · LM Editorial
As noted in our news section, the NRF is asking that both labor and management issue a statement committing to continue negotiating and working without interruption, even if negotiations extend beyond the September 30th contract expiration.

Retailers voice concerns about seaport labor issues

Posted 07/16 · 03:40 PM · LM Editorial
The National Retail Federation is calling on labor and management officials to work together to avoid cargo disruptions

Port of Long Angeles turns in solid June performance

Posted 07/16 · 02:44 PM · SCMR Editorial
Total container volume—at 696,847 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 8.75 percent annually and was below May and April, which hit 731,352 TEU and 707,182 TEU, respectively.

Port of Los Angeles turns in solid June performance

Posted 07/16 · 02:32 PM · LM Editorial
Total container volume—at 696,847 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 8.75 percent annually and were below May and April, which hit 731,352 TEU and 707,182 TEU, respectively.

Ocean cargo carriers are regrouping on rates

Posted 07/11 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even, said analysts with Drewry’s Container Research – a London-based industry think tank

Port Tracker report is optimistic about import volumes in coming months

Posted 07/11 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
The report is calling for July import cargo volume to increase 1.6 percent annually, with modest annual gains expected in subsequent months into the holiday shipping cycle.

Investing in seaport security

Posted 07/09 · 08:12 AM · LM Editorial
While much of the money will be used to enhance the port’s rail network, there will also be substantial investment made to make Oakland more secure

Global Port Tracker report calls for significant 2012 export and import declines

Posted 07/02 · 09:38 AM · LM Editorial
The ongoing economic malaise in Eurozone nations is not likely to see any meaningful signs of improvement in the near future. That was the main message in the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

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