Container

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.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
The proposed acquisition of Singapore’s APL by the French giant CMA CGM would be the largest consolidation move in the history of the container shipping industry, based on the size of the fleet operated by the acquired company, according to Alphaliner – a Paris-based think tank.
By Patrick Burnson · December 2, 2015
The pending implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations will add yet more complexity to the troubled global ocean container industry.
By Patrick Burnson · November 30, 2015
The Port of Oakland continues its effort to attract more fully-loaded inbound ocean carrier calls by investing in its infrastructure.
By Patrick Burnson · November 20, 2015
Christopher L. Koch., who just retired from a 15-year tenure as president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), and continues to serve as its senior advisor, is still telling shippers to stay the course.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2015
Containership reliability “took a small step backwards” in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · November 13, 2015
Logistics leadership at the Port of Oakland continues to keep up a torrid pace to position the gateway as a cargo distribution hub.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2015
If logistics managers needed any more proof that ocean container lines are “on the ropes,” the latest move by Maersk demonstrates just how dire their situation has become.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
By Patrick Burnson · November 2, 2015
In the wake of a summer-long labor shortage hampering dockside operations, the Port of Oakland now maintains that its “efficiency task force” is ready to establish new benchmarks for cargo throughput.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2015
“We’re pleased with the ongoing buildup of import cargo,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Our job now is to maintain the momentum.”

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