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

Major rebound for industrial real estate may challenge logistics managers

Posted 01/21 · 12:55 PM · LM Editorial
Prime space for warehousing and distribution center development may soon become scarcer, say analysts for the commercial real estate service firm, Cushman & Wakefield.

Ocean Cargo: Capacity Crunch Continues

Posted 01/16 · 05:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
As always, the freight rate outlook for container shipping will vary by route and by direction and will depend on the length of contracts, say analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Port of Oakland names new maritime chief

Posted 01/15 · 12:37 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.

2014 Rate Outlook: Ready to corral costs?

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.

Drayage Brokering in Today’s Market

Posted 12/18 · 08:15 AM · SCMR Editorial
Supply chain managers are missing a huge opportunity by not better leveraging the technology of today’s drayage brokers to further improve efficiency and mitigate risks and liabilities

INTTRA and Cass team to provide more granular information on ocean cargo trends

Posted 12/11 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends

INTTRA Partners with Cass to Deliver U.S. Import and Export Ocean Freight Indexes

Posted 12/11 · 10:06 AM · SCMR Editorial
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends

Despite high inventory levels, Port Tracker report is positive about rest of 2013

Posted 12/10 · 10:02 AM · LM Editorial
Boosted by some promising signs in the United States economy, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for a positive end to 2013 in terms of annual import growth at U.S.-based retail container ports.
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Matson to raise rates and terminal charges next year

Posted 11/25 · 04:24 PM · LM Editorial
Matson estimates that the combined increase of both the rate adjustment and terminal handling charge will result in shipping costs rising by an average of 5.5 percent.

Houston in the limelight

Posted 11/16 · 05:51 PM · LM Editorial
Houston is the tenth-largest port in the world by volume, and is playing an increasingly important role in America’s rebirth as a producer of energy-related exports

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