Freight

By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2010
Now that pricing has been restored and capacity restrained, the leading vessel operators are staging a comeback. What lessons have they learned from the recent recession and dismal earning cycles? Here’s what the top analysts are saying.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2010
As noted in today’s news, the U.S. Department of Justice may not be through with naming forwarders guilty of price-fixing.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2010
While news that half a dozen major international freight forwarders have plead guilty to price-fixing, there may be more collateral damage to come.
<p>IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.</p> By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2010
The air cargo industry has made unexpected gains in recent months, but analysts are not predicting that the trend will continue into 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · September 20, 2010
Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller-Maersk and one of the world’s “top 20” providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, has announced that Maersk Distribution Services Inc. (MDSI) will be integrated into Damco.
By Patrick Burnson · September 17, 2010
Having proved its resilience in the face of Hurricane Katrina and the recent BP spill, the Port of New Orleans is ready to demonstrate it can compete with some of its regional neighbors for more cargo in the future.
By Patrick Burnson · September 17, 2010
The Long Beach Express service will have first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
By Jeff Berman · September 13, 2010
Trucking executives are feeling somewhat optimistic about business conditions heading into the fourth quarter, according to the results of a recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP).
By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2010
Atlantic Canada's largest city and the modern, bustling cargo facilities at the Port of Halifax will be the backdrop for the American Association of Port Authorities' 99th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sept. 19-23, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 10, 2010
Freight forwarders have been trying to remain confident during the rocky economic rebound. However, industry analysts report that demand has recovered at a remarkable rate in 2010, signaling a whole new set of challenges for forwarders and shippers alike.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2010
In a letter sent to shippers today, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), said several major ocean carriers will no longer be providing container chassis.
By LM Staff · September 3, 2010
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
By Jeff Berman · August 27, 2010
LM reader survey points to myriad factors for Peak’s return for the first time in five years
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2010
But recovery enters a slower phase
By Patrick Burnson · August 24, 2010
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank.

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