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

Matson to raise rates and terminal charges next year

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.

Houston in the limelight

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

Port Tracker report lowers 2013 forecast but says growth is still in the cards

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.
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Port of Los Angeles Incentivizes Inbound Vessel Calls

Posted 11/11 · 07:45 PM · SCMR Editorial
An incentive program that will reward shipping lines bringing new container business is now in place

U.S. dispatches aid for Philippine typhoon recovery on Veteran’s Day

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.

Port of Oakland wants to put trucking concerns to rest

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.

Florida ports in the limelight

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.

Leadership Change at Port of Los Angeles

Posted 10/08 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
Now both San Pedro Bay ports are searching for executive directors.

Ocean Carriers Return to Core Competencies

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.

Port of Los Angeles to lose its leader

Posted 10/07 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.
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