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

State of Ocean Cargo: Shippers still seeking sustainable performance from carriers

Posted 06/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Top ocean carrier analysts say that accelerated transformation and closer alliances are critical for escaping the vicious cycle characterized by overcapacity, industry fragmentation, and low shareholder returns. Shippers, meanwhile, may finally see an uptick in schedule integrity.

Ag shippers may get on ILWU’s case

Posted 06/01 · 01:51 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.

Nation’s ocean cargo gateways applaud Senate passage of trade promotion

Posted 05/27 · 03:11 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) had nothing but praise for the Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).

SCMR launches Supply Chain Job Board

Posted 05/18 · 08:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.

Logistics Management launches Supply Chain Job Board

Posted 05/18 · 06:56 AM · LM Editorial
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.

U.S. ports may finally get the exposure they deserve

Posted 05/14 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
In the wake of the prolonged Pacific Rim dockside labor crisis, four Republican Senators have introduced what they call “common-sense” sunshine reforms for U.S. port authorities.

Port of Oakland attracting more mega-vessel calls

Posted 05/13 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
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Supply Chain Managers May Be Considering New Seaport Options, Says Report

Posted 05/07 · 08:39 AM · SCMR Editorial
East Coast ports are growing at a faster rate than their West Coast counterparts, according to the inaugural edition of CBRE Group, Inc.’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report.”

Past U.S. West Coast port disruption contributes to trade gap

Posted 05/06 · 04:43 PM · LM Editorial
Disruptions at West Coast ports, which were resolved at the end of February, may have distorted the numbers

Gaining Some Perspective on Trade Gap

Posted 05/06 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
The recent report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis maintains that the U.S. trade gap is largest in over 20 years. Indeed, according to the Commerce Department, the deficit widened by 43.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted $51.37 billion in March.

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