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

“The Turbulent ‘10s” will have profound impact on ocean shipping

Posted 06/09 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.

IWLA calls pending California legislation a “job killer”

Posted 06/09 · 07:30 AM · LM Editorial
Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association

PierPass raises fee at ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 06/07 · 03:31 PM · LM Editorial
In a move to contain costs and sustain service, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced it will raise the current Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Ocean cargo carriers can take nothing for granted

Posted 06/07 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company

Drayage companies owe Port of LA money

Posted 06/07 · 11:12 AM · LM Editorial
Port of Los Angeles spokesmen said that half a dozen motor carriers are now being investigated for not honoring contracts providing cash incentives for the operation of “clean trucks.”
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Port City Is vital chronicle of S.F. waterfront

Posted 05/27 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The San Francisco Heritage Foundation maintains that Port City (by Michael Corbett; San Francisco Architectural Heritage, 248 pages; $65.00) represents a first in terms of providing a comprehensive story of the Port of San Francisco.

Ports and shippers must remain vigilant

Posted 05/26 · 07:32 AM · LM Editorial
While supply chain velocity is always a shipper concern, cargo security remains one of the highest priorities for seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Ocean shipping: New Southeast Asia service coming to Port of Boston

Posted 05/20 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Boston announced this week that on May 27 it is rolling out a new service to Southeast Asia via the Suez Canal.

Ocean shipping: EU Commission widens its price-fixing probe

Posted 05/19 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.

Port Tracker report calls for short-term volumes flattening before return to annual growth

Posted 05/16 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for import cargo volume at major United States-based container ports to closely resemble last year, with a leveling off in May volumes.

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