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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.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 770,409 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) saw a 10.88 percent annual increase for the busiest May in the port’s history, topping May 2012, which was the previous high at 732,352 TEU. POLB volumes were up slightly, with a 0.8 percent annual increase at 640,566 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · June 15, 2016
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced that it has taken steps to augment its less-than-container (LCL) service from China in the form of two new weekly departures to Memphis, Tenn. and Charleston, SC.
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By LM Staff · June 13, 2016
Executive editor Patrick Burnson and a panel of ocean shipping analysts examine the range of flexibility in the methods available to shippers and forwarders and what kind of strategies should be put in place now.
By Jeff Berman · June 10, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.3 percent from March to April, following two months of decreases.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2016
Keeping in line with its previous edition, the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates pointed to slow growth in the summer months for United States-based retail container ports.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2016
Weighed down with huge new expenses, terminal operators at California ports will have no choice but to charge higher fees, say analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · June 6, 2016
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, three major consortia are fighting for market share, with some players simply hanging on for survival. Meanwhile, shippers may expect deployment shifts as a consequence of the Panama Canal expansion.
By Patrick Burnson · May 31, 2016
Shippers are trying to make sense of quickly shifting ocean carrier alliances and partnerships—with the viability of some players even brought into question.
By Jeff Berman · May 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 656,177 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.03 percent annually, and April POLB volume at 478,842 TEU was off 22.1 percent annually.
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By Jeff Berman · May 10, 2016
Slow to lackluster global trade themes were apparent in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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