Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 11/03 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that
AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
Posted 11/02 · 04:23 PM · LM Editorial
In the wake of a summer-long labor shortage hampering dockside operations, the Port of Oakland now maintains that its “efficiency task force” is ready to establish new benchmarks for cargo throughput.
Posted 11/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Having rebuilt his port and community after Hurricane Katrina, Gary LaGrange is reshaping New Orleans as a major cargo gateway.
Posted 10/20 · 09:09 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Pacific Coast Council of Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. stages its annual conference – WESCCON – at this time of year to bring supply chain managers up to date on the latest ocean freight trends and practices. It also gives industry experts a chance to speculate on “worst case scenarios.”
Posted 10/19 · 03:24 PM · LM Editorial
John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option
Posted 10/18 · 10:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, provides the volume rankings of today’s leading ocean cargo carriers, but the numbers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China’s largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore’s NOL, the whole scenario may be “all shook up.”
Posted 10/12 · 12:02 PM · LM Editorial
“We’re pleased with the ongoing buildup of import cargo,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Our job now is to maintain the momentum.”
Posted 10/08 · 03:33 PM · LM Editorial
Slowing global trade and a bloated orderbook of large vessel capacity mean that container shipping is set for another three years of overcapacity and financial pain, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Posted 10/07 · 04:57 PM · LM Editorial
More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
Posted 10/06 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities recently voiced his endorsement of this trade legislation