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

PierPass continues to ease container throughput at LA/Long Beach

Posted 09/05 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
PierPass Inc. recently announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005.

Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/03 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Seattle’s search for a new leader appears to be at end as its commission named Ted J. Fick to take over as CEO late last week.
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Port of Seattle Commission selects Ted J. Fick as next CEO

Posted 09/02 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
Fick has over 25 years of leadership experience in major manufacturing and transportation organizations – including oversight of international operations.
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Will West Coast longshore labor finally come to terms?

Posted 08/27 · 07:54 AM · LM Editorial
More talking remains before the deal is done

Matson receives top ocean carrier honor

Posted 08/26 · 07:47 AM · LM Editorial
The transpacific U.S.-flag carrier has been ranked number one in the ocean carrier category for Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award
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NITL Ocean Cargo Chairman Shares Views on Current Supply Chain Issues

Posted 08/19 · 11:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Don Pisano, ocean cargo chairman for the National Industrial Transportation League and vice president in charge of imports for the American Coffee Corporation, says shipper-carrier "collaboration" is the key.

Ocean cargo carriers face another challenge: manning vessels

Posted 08/11 · 05:28 PM · LM Editorial
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.

Looming Seafarer Shortage Will Challenge Carrier Profitability

Posted 08/11 · 05:18 PM · SCMR Editorial
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.

2014 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Mega carriers plying shifting seas

Posted 08/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
The P3 Network was nixed in June, and now the world’s largest ocean cargo carriers are facing a vexing dilemma: how to reorganize global services and still make money. Meanwhile, shippers will be forced to manage other huge carrier partnerships during this peak season.

Moore on Pricing: Keep a weather eye on ocean markets

Posted 08/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
In 2013 we saw multiple attempts by carriers to firm up ocean freight pricing in trans-Pacific lanes. In the meantime, trans-Suez lanes were regularly defeated by rapid additions to available ship capacity in other key lanes as prices started to look better.

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