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 Special Report: Will the “greening” of fleets trump overcapacity challenges?

Posted 08/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.

Singapore gaining on ASEAN partners

Posted 07/30 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
With both China and India losing ground within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this past year, it appears that tiny Singapore is regaining business from U.S. multinationals seeking a stable shipping and sourcing alternative.

INTTRA and Craft Group sign strategic agreement for South American marketplace

Posted 07/17 · 03:25 PM · LM Editorial
INTTRA, one of the world’s largest multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean shipping, announced that Craft Multimodal has entered into an agreement to join the INTTRA Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) network.

U.S. shippers still struggle to generate exports

Posted 07/15 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.

Seaports face pressure to concentrate on throughput

Posted 07/12 · 03:01 PM · LM Editorial
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.

Georgia Ports Authority moves forward with inland port development

Posted 07/12 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
A new inland port agreement signed this week by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. 



Port Tracker report says import activity to remain slow in summer months

Posted 07/11 · 09:31 AM · SCMR Editorial
Barring a sudden shift in economic activity, United States-bound import activity is expected to remain along its current trend lines of slow growth, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker North America report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates

Port Tracker report says import activity to remain slow in summer months

Posted 07/10 · 07:09 AM · LM Editorial
Barring a sudden shift in economic activity, United States-bound import activity is expected to remain along its current trend lines of slow growth, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker North America report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

New definition may be needed for leading ocean cargo seaports

Posted 07/08 · 07:51 PM · LM Editorial
Having surpassed the California ports to claim the top spot in the index in 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey ranked first again in 2013, this year by a rapidly-widening 9-point margin, followed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Global ocean market conditions expected to remain same in coming months, says Global Port Tracker

Posted 07/08 · 11:23 AM · LM Editorial
With the first half of 2013 officially in the books, the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics states that minimal-to-slow growth is likely to remain intact for the foreseeable future.

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