Ocean Cargo

By Jeff Berman · September 5, 2012
While there are no new major developments in the ongoing stalemate in labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, that has not slowed down the public exchanges between the two parties as shippers Peak Season plans for moving cargo in and out of East and Gulf Coast ports hang in the balance.
By Patrick Burnson · August 29, 2012
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.
By Patrick Burnson · August 28, 2012
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2012
Remaining members comprise Hapag Lloyd, COSCO, K Line, Evergreen, Hanjin, Yangming HMM, OOCL and NYK.
By Patrick Burnson · August 16, 2012
Joining us for the third and final part of our exclusive market intelligence report is Peter Friedmann, Executive Director Agriculture Transportation Coalition
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2012
Seaport Industry to Gather in Mobile for AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention?Oct. 21–25 conference
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2012
Coinciding with the advent of container shipping’s “peak season,” Supply Chain Management Review asked Brian M. Conrad, Executive Administrator, TSA/WTSA to provide readers with an in-depth forecast
By Patrick Burnson · August 14, 2012
While “collaboration” was the watchword for supply chain managers reliant on ocean carriage, it appears that in 2012 it is going to be “accountability.”
By Patrick Burnson · August 6, 2012
As noted in today’s news, utilization levels of vessels on the Transpacific route have averaged only 73 percent, “given in good faith but without guarantee.”
By Patrick Burnson · August 6, 2012
Ocean cargo carriers are running out of options to hold down capacity, said analysts for Alphaliner.
By Patrick Burnson · July 25, 2012
A short-sighted provision contained in the highway bill, MAP-21, is being challenged by legislators seeking to protect U.S.-flagged vessels
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2012
Officials from the International Longshoremen’s Association, the largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance, an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, recently reported progress is being made on negotiations for a new labor contract.
By Patrick Burnson · July 20, 2012
Each of these projects directly support vital logistical hubs and their ability to move freight efficiently to reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, and help America’s manufacturing and agricultural industries sell their goods overseas
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2012
The first United States Department of Agricultural Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report should be welcomed by beneficial cargo owners
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2012
SeaIntel’s measurements with the actual container delivery reliability based on INTTRA’s data, identified a significant gap between these performance measures

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