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

Matson rebrands logistics units as “Matson Logistics”

Posted 07/21 · 10:55 PM · LM Editorial
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its full range of services.

Ocean Cargo: Continued emphasis placed on exports

Posted 07/19 · 10:39 PM · LM Editorial
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.

Ocean Cargo: Containers and other equipment may be in short supply

Posted 07/18 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes

Seaports: U.S. ocean cargo gateways must be upgraded

Posted 07/17 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities recently commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthoriztion proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title.

Ocean Cargo: Moody’s downgrades container shipping forecast

Posted 07/12 · 06:13 PM · LM Editorial
The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service

Ocean Cargo: NITL committee meeting to examine state of the industry

Posted 07/11 · 07:36 PM · LM Editorial
When the National Industrial Transportation League’s ocean transportation committee meets next month in Louisville, Kentucky, the agenda will be rich indeed.

Global logistics: DHL expands LCL service offerings

Posted 07/08 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.

Ocean Cargo: Weak rate structure for carriers to persist, say analysts

Posted 07/07 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades

Ocean Cargo: ILWU takes a holiday

Posted 07/06 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports honored Independence Day by shutting down operations on Monday, July 4. As well they should. It may come as a surprise to many, that the ports were closed on July 5th as well.

22nd Annual State of Logistics Report: A bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 09:33 PM · LM Editorial
The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.

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