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

A niche port in New England has it figured out

Posted 09/07 · 08:02 AM · LM Editorial
As the Massachusetts Port Authority was bracing itself for Hurricane Irene late last month, its executive director shared some of the plans in place for growth in 2012 and beyond.

Keep our seaports strong

Posted 09/01 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Seaports are essential to economic prosperity, and federal funding pays dividends for our country

Maersk Line’s call for change wins shipper support

Posted 08/31 · 04:09 PM · LM Editorial
Some of the world’s biggest importers and exporters announced that is has engaged Maersk Line in response to the ocean carrier’s recently announced “Manifesto”

Massport’s cargo operations gain speed

Posted 08/23 · 08:03 PM · LM Editorial
Since the Massachusetts Port Authority first announced a new weekly cargo service connecting Boston with Halifax, Nova Scotia last June, shippers have been keen on learning more about the “New England-Halifax Shuttle.”

AAPA to focus on Asia Pacific trade lanes

Posted 08/23 · 07:56 AM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities will have some prominent shippers and rail partners sharing insights at its upcoming annual convention and expo

Global logistics: FedEx Trade Networks continues its global expansion plan

Posted 08/18 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm said this week it has added three new freight forwarding offices.

Ocean shipping: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach July 2011 volumes are down slightly

Posted 08/16 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Compared to a booming July 2010, monthly volumes are decent.

Good news for California exporters

Posted 08/11 · 04:05 PM · LM Editorial
While the U.S. economy may be languishing in inertia, California exporters racked up their 20th consecutive month of vigorous growth in June

Matson pulls one vessel string out of Transpacific

Posted 08/11 · 02:02 PM · LM Editorial
In its quarterly statement to investors, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced that Matson would withdraw one of its two U.S.-China ocean carrier services.

Change in ocean shipping patterns measured by U.S. retailers

Posted 08/11 · 08:20 AM · LM Editorial
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain below last year’s levels for the remainder of the summer before seeing year-over-year gains again this fall as retailers begin to stock up for the holiday season.

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