Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 09/18 · 06:28 AM · LM Editorial
With Peak Season, or at least the semblance of it underway, August volumes at the nation’s two largest ports—the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB)—were mixed in August.
Posted 09/13 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
Posted 09/13 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports
Posted 09/11 · 01:15 PM · LM Editorial
Prior to 9/11, security was not a top concern for most U.S. ports, said Bethann Rooney, member of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Security Committee, chairperson of the AAPA Port Security Caucus, and security manager at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Posted 09/11 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The report is calling for September import cargo volume at U.S.-based retail container ports to increase 8.5 percent annually, which is up from a previous estimate of 7.3 percent.
Posted 09/05 · 12:12 PM · LM Editorial
While there are no new major developments in the ongoing stalemate in labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, that has not slowed down the public exchanges between the two parties as shippers Peak Season plans for moving cargo in and out of East and Gulf Coast ports hang in the balance.
Posted 08/30 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
When H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, announced a five-year ocean freight contract earlier this week, it may signal similar groundbreaking deals in the future.
Posted 08/29 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.
Posted 08/28 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base
Posted 08/27 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
The economic environment in Europe faces the same mounting challenges as it has in recent months, with no clear remedy in sight. That was a major theme of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.