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

Port of Long Beach drayage issue still unresolved

Posted 07/21 · 11:43 PM · LM Editorial
The ongoing drama at the Port of Long Beach took another turn this week when a federal judge ruled that the port made a crucial mistake three years ago by modifying its clean trucks program as part of a settlement with the American Trucking Associations

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.

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