Container

By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2016
Exactly one year after the devastating West Coast port dispute concluded, the Washington Council on International Trade has released a study that finds Washington state lost $769.5 million in economic activity during that approximately six month period.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2016
Lease termination calls for marine terminal to pay rent, utilities, clean-up costs.
By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2016
Analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are reporting that “a new mega alliance appears to be in the making,” as French container shipping major CMA CGM and its Chinese counterpart China COSCO lead efforts to set up a new carrier partnership.
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2016
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
By Patrick Burnson · February 2, 2016
Spokesmen for the Port of Oakland said they were blind-sided by Ports America Outer Harbor’s decision to file bankruptcy.
By Patrick Burnson · January 22, 2016
One of the chief reasons the Port of Oakland remains so bullish on its future cargo operations is the fact that it is located in the epicenter of innovation, noted the port’s executive Director Chris Lytle yesterday.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2016
Ports America, the largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the United States, is realigning its West Coast strategy by investing in Los Angeles, Long Beach, the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2016
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.
By Patrick Burnson · January 15, 2016
With Its new web platform, xChange, The Boston Consulting Group aims to make It cheaper and easier for container carriers to reposition empty containers across the globe
By Patrick Burnson · January 6, 2016
JDA customers will gain access to INTTRA's full offering of ocean shipping software, data and services, affording them all the advantages of digitization on the proprietary platform.
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2015
Declining Asian consumer and industrial demand, made worse by a strong dollar, has cut into U.S. export volumes and eroded U.S-Asia freight rates to the point where some dry cargoes are moving at levels which make them less attractive to carriers than repositioning empty containers.
By Patrick Burnson · December 14, 2015
As this year ends, the era of the mega vessel may be finally be ushered in as the largest container ship ever destined for North America calls West Coast ports.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
CMA CGM is looking forward to welcoming APL into Euro-centric world and intends to retain and develop the APL brand and leverage it to build its presence in the Asia Pacific.

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