Filed in Ocean Freight
Friday, August 01, 2014
In 2013 we saw multiple attempts by carriers to firm up ocean freight pricing in trans-Pacific lanes. In the meantime, trans-Suez lanes were regularly defeated by rapid additions to available ship capacity in other key lanes as prices started to look better.
Friday, July 18, 2014
The good news is that while there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.
Monday, 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.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Terminal operations and normal cargo activity were minimally disturbed said spokesmen for both ports.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
Analysts and observers of global ocean cargo movement see a number of emerging trends surfacing in the ocean carrier arena later this year.
Monday, June 23, 2014
At the same time, however, the FMC says future carrier collaborations should not be ruled out
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Our trading partners have long maintained that expanding screening with available technology would slow the flow of commerce and drive up costs to consumers without bringing significant security benefits
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014