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

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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CN, TSI sign Service Level Agreement for Port Metro Vancouver service enhancements

Posted 08/03 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Canadian National Railway and TSI Terminal Systems recently announced they have taken the next step and signed a Service Level Agreement, following a Memorandum of Understanding inked in June in an effort to draw greater volumes and enhanced service levels for shippers at Port Metro Vancouver.

Recovery may not be what it seems

Posted 07/27 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The signs in the transportation sector seem to be trending in the right direction, but growth is slow and volatile.

Port of Los Angeles deepens channel

Posted 07/26 · 10:32 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Los Angeles began the final phase of its 13-year, $370 million Main Channel Deepening Project (MCDP) late last week.
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Port security: Rockefeller set to roll out new maritime security legislation

Posted 07/22 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
United States port security may be seeing some notable changes should legislation to be introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) one day be signed into law.
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Port of Rotterdam Overwhelmed

Posted 07/22 · 08:33 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers using the EU’s biggest seaport may be hit with new surcharges next month. Serious operational problems and delays at the Euromax, ECT Home and ECT Delta terminals in Rotterdam these past three weeks have caused both delays and short-shipments of cargo to and from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.

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