Ocean Cargo

By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2015
Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
By Patrick Burnson · March 31, 2015
Navis World 2015 welcomes record crowds to examine technological solutions to port congestion
By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2015
In marked contrast to reports emanating from U.S. West Coast ports, The Georgia Ports Authority is boasting strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2015
Earlier this month, Cargomatic announced it had formally rolled out its Cargomatic Free Flow program, which is geared towards reducing congestion at POLA, the Port of Long Beach, and other ports, too.
By Patrick Burnson · March 13, 2015
TRAXENS, developer of innovative containers monitoring systems, will equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology.
By Patrick Burnson · March 11, 2015
LadeAS, led by legendary speed sailor, Terje Lade, has introduced “Vindskip,” (or “wind ship”) designed to take advantage of the wind for propulsion, along with advance computer technology enabling weather forecasting and route optimization.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2015
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6 percent in 2014 over the previous year, with total volumes reaching 8,340,065 Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units (TEU). It was the third busiest year in the Port’s history, just behind 8.4 million TEUs in 2007 and 8.5 million TEUs in 2006.
By Jeff Berman · November 24, 2014
While the ongoing labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) ostensibly going from bad to worse, following the ILWU’s announcement late last week that it was halting negotiations from November 20 through November 30, a Congressional group last week penned a letter to PMA and ILWU leadership expressing concern over the state of the negotiations.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2014
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).
By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2014
The Nicaragua Canal will be three times the length of the Panama Canal, crossing the major Lago de Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the region.
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2014
The transpacific U.S.-flag carrier has been ranked number one in the ocean carrier category for Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award
By Patrick Burnson · August 11, 2014
The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting ocean cargo carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2014
The P3 Network was nixed in June, and now the world’s largest ocean cargo carriers are facing a vexing dilemma: how to reorganize global services and still make money. Meanwhile, shippers will be forced to manage other huge carrier partnerships during this peak season.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2014
Maersk and MSC have signed a 10-year contract deal to share vessels on some of the world's busiest trade routes.
By Patrick Burnson · June 18, 2014
Is this is just the beginning of China’s “showing muscle” on the world stage?

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