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

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

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

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