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

BSR gains shippers dedicated to environmental leadership

Posted 03/18 · 08:04 AM · LM Editorial
BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), the global business-to-business initiative made up of leading ocean cargo carriers and shippers, has announced some promising developments in the “greening” of our commercial fleets.
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What to expect from air freight forwarders this year: part I

Posted 03/11 · 03:07 PM · LM Editorial
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference later this month, the focus will be “closing the deal.” Here, in a two-part exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda
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2014 State of Ocean Cargo: Rate hikes, dead ahead

Posted 03/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Pent-up demand, depleted inventories, and a greater overall sense of economic security are converging in 2014. If so, ocean cargo carriers will be determined not to miss that opportunity to make rate hikes stick.

RILA calls on Port of New York-New Jersey to take steps to reduce port productivity issues

Posted 02/20 · 06:49 AM · LM Editorial
Various cargo and port productivity issues have prompted the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to call on leadership at the Port of New York/New Jersey over disruptions occurring at the port which RILA Vice President, Government Affairs Kelly Kolb said in a letter to the port’s Executive Director Patrick J. Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deborah L. Grammiccioni have had damaging consequences on the delivery of retailers’ goods.

U.S. Ports Update: Investing in the future

Posted 02/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
A $46 billion investment gap by 2040 threatens U.S. seaports—critical economic lifelines that rely on connecting transportation infrastructure to deliver prosperity for millions of Americans. With this nation’s trade volume expected to quadruple after 2030, and port connections in poor condition, industry experts agree that now is the time to invest.

U.S. seaports address infrastructure progress at WERC conference

Posted 01/27 · 02:35 AM · LM Editorial
“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.
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Major rebound for industrial real estate may challenge logistics managers

Posted 01/21 · 12:55 PM · LM Editorial
Prime space for warehousing and distribution center development may soon become scarcer, say analysts for the commercial real estate service firm, Cushman & Wakefield.

Ocean Cargo: Capacity Crunch Continues

Posted 01/16 · 05:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
As always, the freight rate outlook for container shipping will vary by route and by direction and will depend on the length of contracts, say analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Port of Oakland names new maritime chief

Posted 01/15 · 12:37 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.

2014 Rate Outlook: Ready to corral costs?

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.

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