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

Ocean cargo carriers remain in doldrums

Posted 05/01 · 09:09 AM · LM Editorial
New service launches in the next three months are expected to bring the idle fleet below 350,000 TEU by July

Championing the Jones Act

Posted 04/27 · 04:13 PM · LM Editorial
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements

Port of LA has new strategic plan

Posted 04/20 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling a commitment to long-term leadership, The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has unanimously adopted a five-year strategic plan the port

Big membership leap in Ocean Freight Standards Advisory Board

Posted 04/19 · 10:34 AM · LM Editorial
Company spokesmen said a 25 percent surge in membeship demonstrates “a strong commitment” by the industry to drive major improvements in efficiency and customer experience

The passing of a legend

Posted 04/17 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement

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.

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