Ocean Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · February 21, 2012
The number of containers passing through Hamburg rose 14 percent in 2011
By Patrick Burnson · February 20, 2012
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2012
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.
By LM Staff · February 17, 2012
Total January volume was 474,960 TEU, which was down 3.9 percent annually.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2012
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.
By Patrick Burnson · 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.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2012
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
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2012
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.
By Patrick Burnson · February 14, 2012
There was some good news and bad news coming for U.S. port authorities today. President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget contained a bit of both.
By Patrick Burnson · February 13, 2012
According to a leading trade intelligence report, inbound ocean cargo calls increased at all top ten U.S. ports last month.
By Patrick Burnson · February 13, 2012
The Puget Sound’s ocean cargo gateways are under siege by lawmakers and influence-peddling Teamsters
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2012
As 2012-13 contract negotiations begin, container shipping lines in the transpacific are readying themselves for tougher bargaining.
By Patrick Burnson · February 4, 2012
In keeping with a trend to shed assets, Maersk Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Maersk Equipment Services Company.
By Patrick Burnson · January 31, 2012
Ocean cargo shippers can expect a slight surge in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats

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