Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.
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.
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
Posted 11/12 · 02:33 PM · LM Editorial
Even with the government shutdown and a downwardly revised annual forecast, activity at United States-based retail container ports continued on a growth path and expected to continue that way through the end of the year, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted 11/11 · 07:45 PM · SCMR Editorial
An incentive program that will reward shipping lines bringing new container business is now in place
Posted 11/11 · 12:32 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.
Posted 11/01 · 03:14 PM · LM Editorial
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.
Posted 10/14 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
As the Caribbean Basin gains more attention as a logistical hub, Florida’s ports will become key business partners.
Posted 10/08 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
Now both San Pedro Bay ports are searching for executive directors.
Posted 10/08 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The combination of financial necessity and commercial reality is further forcing ocean carriers to shed their logistics offerings and return to their core competencies.
Posted 10/07 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.