Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.

Port Tracker report points to late summer slowdown

Posted 05/14 · 11:45 AM · LM Editorial
The report noted that import growth at major U.S.-based retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent annually in May, but cautioned that growth could slow down considerably by the end of the summer.

Port of Los Angeles Faced Critical Challenge with Grace and Poise

Posted 05/13 · 09:19 AM · SCMR 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.
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Port of LA demonstrates grace under pressure

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.
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Will Panama Canal expansion make shipping greener?

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.
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Panama Canal Expansion Not Likely to Make Shipping Greener

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.

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Economies of scale in play

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.

SoCal ocean cargo gateways take the Green initiative

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.

Keeping watch on the Suez

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.

Zepol reports February imports hit highest level in four years

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.
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Ocean Shippers Must Come to Terms with Carrier Efficiency “Myths”

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.

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