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

Port Tracker calls for 8 percent gain in January

Posted 01/13 · 10:41 AM · LM Editorial
An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Ocean cargo imports swinging upward for U.S. West Coast

Posted 01/12 · 10:06 AM · LM Editorial
More evidence of a rebound for U.S. West Coast ports surfaced today in recent statistical analysis

Crowley Maritime brings Jarvis International Freight into the fold

Posted 01/12 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
In what it described as part of an effort to extend its logistics services into new industries and geographic areas, Crowley Maritime Corporation said this week it has acquired Jarvis International Freight Inc., a Houston-based freight forwarding, export packing and logistics company primarily serving the energy, oilfield and mining industries.

INTTRA expands its footprint

Posted 12/08 · 03:43 PM · LM Editorial
With the introduction of its NVOCC e-commerce platform, ECU LINE is now connected to the INTTRA network to receive shipping instructions from their shippers.
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Robust throughput at Port of LA points to transpacific resilience

Posted 11/15 · 02:38 PM · SCMR Editorial
Officials at the Port of Los Angeles, report that year to date, container volumes are up 17 percent, underscoring the continued reliance shippers have on transpacific calls to West Coast ocean cargo gateways.

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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