Ocean Cargo

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
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2012
With a September 30 deadline looming, The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance remain in negotiations on a new contract this week in Delray Beach, Florida.
By LM Staff · July 17, 2012
June volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were up both annually and sequentially.
By Patrick Burnson · July 16, 2012
As noted in our news section, the NRF is asking that both labor and management issue a statement committing to continue negotiating and working without interruption, even if negotiations extend beyond the September 30th contract expiration.
By Patrick Burnson · July 16, 2012
The National Retail Federation is calling on labor and management officials to work together to avoid cargo disruptions
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2012
Total container volume—at 696,847 Twenty-foot Equivalents (TEU)—were up 8.75 percent annually and were below May and April, which hit 731,352 TEU and 707,182 TEU, respectively.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2012
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even, said analysts with Drewry’s Container Research – a London-based industry think tank

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