Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 05/13 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.
Posted 05/13 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
Posted 05/13 · 08:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
With so much attention now being placed on trade agreements with the EU and in the transpacific, shippers may wish to take a fresh look at what one leading ocean cargo carrier is doing within the parameters of the existing North America Free Trade Agreement
Posted 05/07 · 03:05 PM · LM Editorial
Posted 05/06 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns
Posted 05/06 · 09:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council conference proved to be a fresh source of market intelligence for port authorities and supply chain managers
Posted 05/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?
Posted 04/25 · 11:40 AM · LM Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago
Posted 04/25 · 10:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago. Paul Rasmussen, U.S. trade expert and CEO of Zepol, will also be sharing his insights on the nation’s “Top 30” ocean cargo gateways.
Posted 04/22 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.