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

Keeping the faith with ocean cargo collaboration

Posted 08/06 · 07:49 PM · LM Editorial
As noted in today’s news, utilization levels of vessels on the Transpacific route have averaged only 73 percent, “given in good faith but without guarantee.”
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Overcapacity remains problem for ocean carriers

Posted 08/06 · 07:33 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers are running out of options to hold down capacity, said analysts for Alphaliner.

29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Ports’ top gateways for service

Posted 08/01 · 10:30 PM · LM Editorial
Due to the critical role our nation’s gateways play in the growth of global trade, the staffs of Peerless Research Group (PRG) and Logistics Management felt the need to bring the Ports category back to the Quest for Quality Awards survey after a more than 10-year hiatus.

Ocean Cargo Market Update: Can we still be friends?

Posted 08/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts agree: One of the greatest challenges facing both shippers and carriers over the next year will be rebuilding relationships on the high seas.

Flags of Convenience threaten remaining U.S. maritime jobs

Posted 07/25 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
A short-sighted provision contained in the highway bill, MAP-21, is being challenged by legislators seeking to protect U.S.-flagged vessels

ILA, USMX report progress is made on labor deal negotiations

Posted 07/23 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
Officials from the International Longshoremen’s Association, the largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance, an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, recently reported progress is being made on negotiations for a new labor contract.

American Association of Port Authorities deserves praise for latest achievement

Posted 07/20 · 07:38 AM · LM Editorial
Each of these projects directly support vital logistical hubs and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s manufacturing and agricultural industries sell their goods overseas

FMC praises USDA for joining the ocean cargo metrics mix

Posted 07/18 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
The first United States Department of Agricultural Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report should be welcomed by beneficial cargo owners

Ocean cargo carrier performance gaps outlined in new report

Posted 07/18 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
SeaIntel’s measurements with the actual container delivery reliability based on INTTRA’s data, identified a significant gap between these performance measures

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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