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

Global Port Tracker report calls for significant 2012 export and import declines

Posted 07/02 · 09:38 AM · LM Editorial
The ongoing economic malaise in Eurozone nations is not likely to see any meaningful signs of improvement in the near future. That was the main message in the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

2012 State of Logistics: Slow and steady

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.

Moore on Pricing: An ocean window of opportunity?

Posted 07/01 · 06:00 AM · LM Editorial
If you’ve been keeping one eye on ocean fuel (“bunkers”) pricing as I have, you know that the slowdown in the economy has had a pleasing effect on fuel prices.

More work needs to be done when it comes to maritime security

Posted 06/27 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Three U.S. Reps lament the lack of progress being made when it comes to maritime security.

Ag shippers announce winners of 7th Annual Ocean Carrier Performance Survey

Posted 06/26 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Each year the Agriculture Transportation Coalition surveys a broad and diverse cross-section of the U.S. agriculture and forest products exporters and importers, from all geographic locations, of virtually all dry and refrigerated products, via dry and refrigerated container, to determine the ocean carrier performance

Day of the Seafarer

Posted 06/25 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
Governments, shipping organizations, companies, ship owners and all other parties concerned are invited to promote and celebrate the day in an appropriate and meaningful manner.
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Ocean cargo in second half of 2012: challenges and opportunities

Posted 06/23 · 04:34 PM · LM Editorial
All the major players are telling shippers the General Rate Increases (GRI’s) will not be jeopardized by competition offering deep discounts this year

Panama Canal expansion may generate new business for West Coast ports

Posted 06/22 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
Rodolfo R. Sabonge, Vice President of Market Research and Analysis with the Panama Canal Authority told Bay Area shippers that a wider Panama Canal will pose no threat to the Port of Oakland

Global Port Tracker report points to worsening European economic climate

Posted 06/06 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
The tenuous economic situation in Europe is having a more significant impact than previous estimates suggested, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

When will unions get real?

Posted 06/05 · 07:09 PM · LM Editorial
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland

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