The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

Ocean cargo carriers confident Transpacific rate hikes will stick

Posted 07/02 · 03:08 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a guideline peak season surcharge (PSS) of $400 per 40-foot container from Asia to all U.S. destinations, effective August 1.

State of Logistics 2013: New order, new opportunities

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
New state of logistics translates into new opportunities for shrewd managers who can leverage their unique skills and solid transportation relationships into value for their companies.

Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Business in the balance

Posted 07/01 · 08:59 PM · LM Editorial
Our panel of market insiders put the new business dynamics of ocean shipping into perspective and help shippers better understand how to manage their cargo on now roiling seas.

State of Logistics 2013: Ocean

Posted 07/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
Not a sprint, it’s a marathon

Panama Canal Expansion Update: When the “tipping point” becomes reality

Posted 07/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Once completed in late 2014 or early 2015, the expansion project will accommodate vessels more than twice the size of current Panamax ships. However, the projected overall impact on shippers, carriers, ports, and service providers appears to be up in the air.

Viewpoint: New order, new opportunities

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.

Moore on Pricing: Checking your ocean rate numbers

Posted 07/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.

Andreoli on Oil and Fuel: The Panama Canal and natural gas markets

Posted 07/01 · 06:00 AM · LM Editorial
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. And as I write, laborers are expanding the canal so that it can accommodate vessels that are 25 percent longer, 53 percent wider, and whose draft is 23 percent deeper.

A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index places U.S. as #1

Posted 06/26 · 04:27 PM · LM Editorial
A cautiously optimistic outlook based on realigned expectations, as well as the United States returning to the top of the rankings, are the themes of the 2013 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, a regular measure of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies.

U.S. House Subcommittee recommends $1 billion For FY2014 maintenance dredging

Posted 06/19 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal 2014 funding bill.

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