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By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2016
In keeping with ocean cargo industry trend, NYK Line is the latest to implement the INTTRA eVGM Service
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2016
Just how disruptive was the SOLAS VGM amendment to global shippers? Was the Panama Canal expansion indeed the game changer it was meant to be? And have container carriers finally come up with a strategy to restore rates while still providing their promised standards of service? In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Gold, vice president, supply chain and customs policy for the National Retail Federation shares his views and forecasts.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2016
As forecasted in Logistics Management recently, ocean cargo container carriers Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have agreed to merge.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
Total June POLA volume at 676,006 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was off 6.3 percent annually, and POLB was up 3.4 percent in June at 603,339 TEU.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.2 percent from April to May. This marks the second straight month of growth, following a 1.3 percent March to April increase, which represented the largest increase since March 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · July 13, 2016
A recent report calls on shippers and insurers to take active risk mitigation measures to assess and spread the impact of an accident involving a neo-panamax vessel
By Patrick Burnson · July 13, 2016
Despite the huge advantages offered by the Panama Canal’s expansion, there have been growing concerns over safety issues associated with the introduction of neo-panamax vessels along the waterway.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
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By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
The new container weighing regulations introduced to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews and all those involved throughout the maritime supply chain have been welcomed by the the Global Shippers’ Forum, but it now has voiced new concerns about fees.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
Maritime analysts say smaller and older vessels will be scrapped in high volumes now that the Panama Canal has been expanded.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2016
The long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal, which was roughly ten years in the making, became a reality yesterday, with the expanded Canal holding an inauguration yesterday in Panama City, Panama to herald the next chapter in its history.
By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2016
While there is widespread concern about attracting new talent to the supply chain industry, it seems especially acute in the maritime sector.

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