Ocean Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2012
All the major players are telling shippers the General Rate Increases (GRI’s) will not be jeopardized by competition offering deep discounts this year
By Patrick Burnson · June 22, 2012
Rodolfo R. Sabonge, Vice President of Market Research and Analysis with the Panama Canal Authority told Bay Area shippers that a wider Panama Canal will pose no threat to the Port of Oakland
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2012
The tenuous economic situation in Europe is having a more significant impact than previous estimates suggested, 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 · June 5, 2012
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland
By Patrick Burnson · May 25, 2012
In a gesture that may be without precedent, MOL (America) Inc. today announced that it has begun public disclosure of its ratio of U.S. to Asia export cargo that misses vessel connections due to rail errors
By Jeff Berman · May 17, 2012
April volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down 13 percent annually, according to data released by the port this week.
By Patrick Burnson · May 16, 2012
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
By Patrick Burnson · May 15, 2012
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots
By Jeff Berman · May 14, 2012
With Europe in a recession, it is being reflected in data in 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 · May 13, 2012
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse
By Patrick Burnson · May 8, 2012
Cartel spokesmen say U.S. consumer spending and retail sales trends are on the uptick confirming carrier forward bookings
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2012
Gradual economic growth patterns continue to be the norm based on data released in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2012
New service launches in the next three months are expected to bring the idle fleet below 350,000 TEU by July
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2012
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements
By Patrick Burnson · April 20, 2012
In a move signaling a commitment to long-term leadership, The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has unanimously adopted a five-year strategic plan the port

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