Ocean Freight

By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2011
In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel
By Patrick Burnson · October 14, 2011
In keeping with observations made by shipping analysts in London and Copenhagen, a major U.S. trade intelligence company said ocean carrier capacity continues to outstrip demand
By Patrick Burnson · October 13, 2011
The Baltic and International Maritime Council in Copenhagen forecasts inflow of new container tonnage in 2011 to be at 1.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units
<p>Container ship is unloaded at the Napoleon Avenue terminal at the Port of New Orleans.</p> By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2011
Ocean cargo activity at the Port of New Orleans expanded earlier this month, with the announcements that CMA CGM and CSAV (Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores) have added New Orleans to the Gulf Bridge Express service, which links the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean and ports in Central and South America.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2011
An excess of capacity on key routes, as well as poor discipline from carriers means that container shipping lines will not cover their cost of capital in 2011, and many will lose money once again.
<p>Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry.</p> By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2011
Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry.
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2011
The timing of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles could not have been better
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2011
Shippers and truckers hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles late yesterday
By Patrick Burnson · September 25, 2011
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”
By Patrick Burnson · September 25, 2011
Inbound figures provided by online market intelligence companies may be reliable, but they only tell part of the story
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2011
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2011
In an exclusive interview, Unisys Corporation noted that it had reduced supply chain costs by an impressive 62 percent at Brazil’s major ocean cargo gateways
By Patrick Burnson · September 19, 2011
In keeping with a national trend, The Massachusetts Port Authority is developing its own “Clean Trucks Program.”
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2011
August volumes for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were both down compared to the same timeframe in 2010.
By Patrick Burnson · September 15, 2011
Daily Maersk, the Danish carrier’s new service on the Asia–North Europe trade lane, will dramatically change the way shipping is done overseas. But can the same be said for calls to the States?

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