Ocean Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · October 3, 2012
In anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion if 2014, the fight for market share of inbound shipping remains fierce among U.S. ports
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2012
Transpacific shippers will be facing a new wave of price hikes next year, as carriers collectively agree on a future rate structure
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2012
Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, reports that U.S. import shipment volume for August, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is down from July by 3 percent and 0.3 percent from August of 2011
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2012
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2012
As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports
By Patrick Burnson · September 11, 2012
Prior to 9/11, security was not a top concern for most U.S. ports, said Bethann Rooney, member of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Security Committee, chairperson of the AAPA Port Security Caucus, and security manager at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
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.”

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