Container

By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2015
The latest data shows that the aggregate on-time performance for the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades dropped to 58 percent in December, down from 62 percent in November and 64 percent in October, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
By Patrick Burnson · January 13, 2015
Cargo volume has reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2014
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2014
September was the busiest month at the Port of Oakland in more than a year. According to port spokesmen, Oakland handled 207,412 containers at its marine terminals last month. That was the most since August 2013 when 209,138 boxes were received.
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2014
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.
By Patrick Burnson · October 9, 2014
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2014
As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2014
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2014
As the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) carrier discussion group prepares for a new round of service contract negotiations, shippers are being told to expect a new approach to pricing.
By Patrick Burnson · September 17, 2014
The World Shipping Council (WSC) released an update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2014
Logistics managers should brace themselves for tougher negotiations in 2015
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2014
More talking remains before the deal is done
By Patrick Burnson · August 25, 2014
This year, the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will be staging the “Connie” Awards dinner in conjunction with IANA’s Intermodal EXPO in Long Beach
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2014
Matson, Inc. reported “another solid quarter,” benefitting from higher freight yields in transpacific trade lanes, improved lift volumes at their terminals, and continuing improvements in logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · July 14, 2014
While many shippers are concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) in West Coast labor relationships, ocean carriers serving the trade have expressed optimism by announcing a proposed rate hike.

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