Ocean Cargo

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?
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2014
China's Ministry of Commerce – citing anti-trust concerns – noted that the P3 Netword would control 47% of the Asia-to-Europe container shipping market, and failed to demonstrate that it would bring more benefit than harm to shippers’ interest.
By LM Staff · May 27, 2014
The United States Senate last week signed off on H.R. 3080 The Water Resources Act of 2014 by a 91-7 margin last week. The bill will now head to the White House to be signed into law by President Obama, which is widely expected by industry stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2014
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.
By Patrick Burnson · May 13, 2014
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2014
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns
By Patrick Burnson · April 25, 2014
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago
By Patrick Burnson · April 21, 2014
The newly created and expanded alliances of P3 and G6 will certainly review and revise port calls, but the shift in initial deployments will be subtle, says Neil Davidson, senior analyst of ports and terminals for Drewry Research.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2014
Following the integration, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest ocean cargo carriers in the world
By Patrick Burnson · April 16, 2014
AgTC will provide unique market intelligence at next annual meeting in San Francisco this June
By Patrick Burnson · March 20, 2014
It’s the lunar year of the horse, but all bets are off for West Coast ports

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