Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 05/13 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
As the Port of Los Angeles hosted the 28th World Ports Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors last week, a crucial vote was being cast to determine its logistical future.
Posted 05/06 · 07:35 PM · LM Editorial
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than “a push,” when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
Posted 05/06 · 05:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than "a push," when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
Posted 05/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While ranking ports on size and container throughput is both valid and traditional, analysts contend that domestic ocean cargo gateways might also be compared by volume and value of trade as well as value-added services.
Posted 04/23 · 03:55 PM · LM Editorial
Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest marine port complex in North America as well as the No. 1-emitting facility in the Southland.
Posted 03/27 · 05:24 PM · LM Editorial
As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
Posted 03/19 · 12:37 PM · SCMR Editorial
Data recently released by Zepol, a trade intelligence firm, indicated the United States-bound containerized vessel imports were mixed for the month of February, with imports down sequentially and up annually.
Posted 03/05 · 01:49 PM · SCMR Editorial
Given all the mysterious and metrical nuances of ocean cargo shipping, supply chain managers are increasingly challenged on how to monitor and measure this essential mode of global transport.
Posted 03/01 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
Brian Conrad, executive administrator for the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), is not only regarded as a “thought leader” in the ocean shipping arena, but also as a man of uncommon candor. For the past several years now, he has weathered the storm brought on by shippers’ associations challenging pricing and operations in the world’s most active—and vital—trade lane linking North America and Asia.
Posted 02/12 · 12:04 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said this expansion was made to address market trends related to increased manufacturing and consumer demand in many regions, with these lanes originating in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South Africa. With this expansion, UPS has more than 1,700 direct LCL lanes serving 116 countries.