Ocean Freight

By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2011
Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.
By Jeff Berman · March 25, 2011
European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · March 22, 2011
The GPA announced that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp
By Patrick Burnson · March 21, 2011
No major disruptions to inbound and outbound calls are anticipated, but carriers remain on guard
By Jeff Berman · March 16, 2011
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.
By Patrick Burnson · March 14, 2011
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.
By Patrick Burnson · March 11, 2011
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2011
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2011
Stakeholders representing importers, exporters, motor carriers, ports, and marine terminal operators (MTOs) reconvened at an industry working group meeting, co-chaired by PierPASS and Ability-TriModal, to continue discussions on potential solutions to limit congestion outside the marine terminal gates at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · February 25, 2011
The American Association of Port Authorities has expressed “deep concerns” over the proposed funding cut for the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security grant program that was included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that recently passed the House of Representatives
By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2011
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration
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Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement
By Patrick Burnson · February 23, 2011
In a move signaling confidence in renewed demand for capacity, Maersk Line has signed a contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 of the world’s largest vessels in the global container flreet
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to ten additional Asia-based ports, which it said provides shippers with up to 40 percent faster door-to-port United States-bound delivery for LCL shipments.
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
A moderate increase in European import and export volumes is expected in 2011, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

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