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

World’s largest container line stages a major rebound

Posted 11/11 · 07:13 PM · LM Editorial
A.P. Moller-Maersk has indicated that ocean cargo rates are not only firming up, but will remain robust in the coming year

California outpaces nation in exports

Posted 11/11 · 05:22 AM · LM Editorial
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
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Investment in rail infrastructure is paying off for Port of Rotterdam

Posted 11/01 · 11:50 AM · SCMR Editorial
The combined rail traffic to and from the northern EU seaports will rise yet again, says a recent study. But Rotterdam will gain the most share.
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Do West Coast ports meet your needs? How well do they perform?

Posted 10/29 · 08:09 AM · LM Editorial
If you import or export via U.S. West Coast ports, then researchers of the Port Performance Research Network, chaired at Dalhousie University, want to hear from you. The Network is seeking feedback from ports’ customers and stakeholders about their experiences with five U.S. west coast ports.

Will neighbor to the north seize supply chain advantage?

Posted 10/24 · 11:21 AM · SCMR Editorial
While the long-term viability of U.S. West Coast ports is being called into question lately, Canada’s two leading Pacific Rim ocean cargo gateways are thriving
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Damco aims to grow its supply chain offerings

Posted 09/22 · 07:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
With the integration of Maersk Distribution Services Inc. (MDSI) into Damco, comes more transparency in global distribution, company executives in Copenhagen explained.

Matson expands its service into China

Posted 09/17 · 08:29 AM · LM Editorial
The Long Beach Express service will have first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
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New report suggests an uptick for forwarders

Posted 08/24 · 04:29 AM · LM Editorial
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank.

Many challenges remain when it comes to 100-percent ocean container scanning

Posted 08/04 · 01:30 PM · LM Editorial
Following recently-introduced port security legislation by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), which has myriad goals and objectives to strengthen security at U.S. ports, and ensure adequate resources exist to secure U.S. port facilities, other politicians are making their voices heard when it comes to a key component of this—and previous port security legislation—ocean container scanning.

Container Scanning to be Put on Hold?

Posted 08/03 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
The voice of reason was sounded in the Senate yesterday when legislation was introduced to suspend the 100 percent scanning requirement for ocean cargo containers.
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