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Ocean cargo rates to rise on Westbound Transpacific

Posted 02/27 · 10:28 AM · LM Editorial
Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced a new round of incremental dry cargo rate increases

Putting the “clean trucks” acrimony behind us

Posted 02/22 · 06:32 PM · LM Editorial
The ongoing conflict between the Port of Los Angeles and the American Trucking Association may be finally drawing to a close.

Port of Hamburg grows with transatlantic trade

Posted 02/21 · 05:42 PM · LM Editorial
The number of containers passing through Hamburg rose 14 percent in 2011

Shippers vs. Pirates: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Posted 02/20 · 06:44 PM · LM Editorial
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever

Port of New York and New Jersey reports record 2011 volumes

Posted 02/20 · 02:16 PM · LM Editorial
In 2011, the port handled 5.5 million TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units), which is 4 percent better than 2010 and topped the previous record from 2007.
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January volumes are down at the Port of Long Beach

Posted 02/17 · 10:54 AM · LM Editorial
Total January volume was 474,960 TEU, which was down 3.9 percent annually.

Ocean carrier rate structure leaves futures markets shaky

Posted 02/16 · 05:48 PM · LM Editorial
The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.

Port Tracker calls for nearly 7 percent decline in February shipments

Posted 02/16 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Container shipping’s “rate uncertainty” has impact on futures market

Posted 02/16 · 11:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner

Humanitarian relief is key to container shipping mission

Posted 02/15 · 07:03 PM · LM Editorial
Social critics of globalization have long characterized the container shipping industry as a villainous partner in the oppression of the world’s most needy. But here’s another example that counters that perception.

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