Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 01/17 · 02:02 PM · LM Editorial
For the second consecutive year, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record-breaking exports as outbound container volumes surged 14.5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010
Posted 01/16 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Shippers should not lose sleep over the recent, short-lived jump in spot rates, but ought instead focus on ways to mitigate the risk of another sudden capacity crunch later in the year, urges Drewry Maritime Research.??
Posted 01/12 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
Amid concerns that over capacity will continue to haunt the container shipping industry comes news that U.S. imports have gone into a slump
Posted 01/09 · 11:30 AM · LM Editorial
As if U.S. West Coast ports didn’t have enough to worry about, a new competitor is surfacing South of the Border to challenge them.
Posted 01/09 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
The latest saga in the grounding of the cargo vessel, Rena, has the government of New Zealand taking emergency actions.
Posted 01/06 · 11:03 AM · LM Editorial
The total container capacity of ships deployed on liner trades grew by 7.3 percent in 2011 to reach 15.90 million TEU according to Alphaliner, the Paris-based shipping consultancy.
Posted 01/06 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
A major breakthrough toward a more sustainable cargo network has been announced by the “niche” Port of Stockton, California.
Posted 01/01 · 10:24 AM · LM Editorial
Our January issue features one of our most anticipated reports, Logistics Management
’s Annual Rate Outlook. Not only has it traditionally been one of our best-read reports—second online only to our Annual Salary Survey—but over the past seven years the related webcast has attracted thousands of shippers looking for insight into what the coming year may hold in terms of rates and capacity.
Posted 12/27 · 01:52 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Baltimore – which has been gaining U.S. market share over the past two years – announced that yet another major ocean cargo carrier will be calling in 2012
Posted 12/27 · 11:46 AM · LM Editorial
Competition on the Asia-Europe trade will get even more intense next year as carriers are to restructure their networks and reshape their alliance partnerships, with more capacity additions on the horizon.