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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The ongoing conflict between the Port of Los Angeles and the American Trucking Association may be finally drawing to a close.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The number of containers passing through Hamburg rose 14 percent in 2011
Monday, February 20, 2012
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever
In 2011, the port handled 5.5 million TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent units), which is 4 percent better than 2010 and topped the previous record from 2007.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Total January volume was 474,960 TEU, which was down 3.9 percent annually.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The uncertainty over the level of container freight rates in the next few months has severely disrupted trading on the freight futures market, said analysts at the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Social critics of globalization have long characterized the container shipping industry as a villainous partner in the oppression of the world’s most needy. But here’s another example that counters that perception.
APL Logistics today launched what it is calling “Simultaneous optimization” – a shipment planning platform that could change the way large freight buyers coordinate their transportation activities
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Cargo activity at the Port of Los Angeles got off to a great start, with the port announcing earlier today that its January total of 698,715 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalents) represents its best January ever recorded, topping January 2007, which reached 691,602 TEU.