Ocean Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2012
Flags of Convenience should be reigned in to provide more opportunity for U.S. mariners
By Patrick Burnson · March 22, 2012
Amid all the fanfare made yesterday with the arrival of MSC’s “mega” vessel at the Port of Oakland, industry experts remain doubtful that this signals a Transpacific trend
By Patrick Burnson · March 21, 2012
When one of the world’s largest cargo vessels enters San Francisco Bay today, shippers will witness a new era also being ushered in
By Patrick Burnson · March 20, 2012
The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America today
By Patrick Burnson · March 16, 2012
In a response to shippers’ seeking sourcing alternatives, COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc. has introduced a new service connecting Asia and the Gulf of Mexico via the Panama Canal
By Patrick Burnson · March 16, 2012
The Alternative Site Framework program expands upon the benefits already granted within the FTZ program in an efficient way.
By Patrick Burnson · March 14, 2012
Having played their hand on an earlier rate hike announcement, the 15 member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are recommending a further increase of $400 per 40-foot container (FEU) effective April 15, 2012
By Patrick Burnson · March 13, 2012
“Regional cooperation” was gaining traction as a marketing tool for U.S. seaports seeking to aggregate vessel calls in the past. But a recent development suggests that it may have been just so much happy talk.
By Patrick Burnson · March 12, 2012
Container freight rates in the westbound Asia-Europe corridor increased by 114 percent this week
By Patrick Burnson · March 6, 2012
Measuring performance of carriers, shippers and trading partners across the ocean supply chain is integral to improving and optimizing workflow, yet it remains a key challenge due to the lack of a common set of data
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2012
Maersk Line is replicating its “absolute reliability” model in the Asia-EU trade lane for shippers in the Transpacfic
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2012
While many creative visual artists support our position on the positive impact of globalization, there are some mainstream film-makers taking a contrarian view
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2012
Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, says markets is "prone to wild swings"
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2012
The logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, reported “substantial” volume growth
By Patrick Burnson · February 27, 2012
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