Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
Posted 07/01 · 09:35 PM · LM Editorial
The container shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey and Company. Making things worse, earnings for ocean carriers have been exceptionally volatile.
Posted 07/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the expansion of the canal scheduled for early 2016, many shippers are hoping that ocean cargo efficiency will be greatly enhanced. However, experts are of mixed minds on whether this will indeed be the panacea all industry stakeholders are seeking.
Posted 06/17 · 08:45 AM · LM Editorial
Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers last month. That was the most since it reported volume of 216,276 containers in August 2011.
Posted 06/16 · 08:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Port information technology leaders – along with their counterparts in private industry and other critical infrastructure (CI) – have been confronting the threat of cybersecurity for some time.
Posted 06/09 · 08:38 AM · SCMR Editorial
Shippers’ growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before.
Posted 06/04 · 08:52 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last month's big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.
Posted 06/04 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last months big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.
Posted 06/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Top ocean carrier analysts say that accelerated transformation and closer alliances are critical for escaping the vicious cycle characterized by overcapacity, industry fragmentation, and low shareholder returns. Shippers, meanwhile, may finally see an uptick in schedule integrity.
Posted 06/01 · 01:51 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.