Ocean Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2011
The Port of Oakland is making a public appeal to prevent a loose coalition of anarchists from shutting it down next week
By Patrick Burnson · December 4, 2011
The latest disruption of services comes as shippers are anticipating the impact of a widespread “Occupy Movement” shutdown of all port operations on the U.S. West Coast on December 12
By Patrick Burnson · November 22, 2011
The Port of Los Angeles is working with the International Association of Ports and Harbors to develop incentive program strategies to participate in the Environmental Ship Index Program starting in 2012.
By Jeff Berman · November 18, 2011
October volumes at the Port of Long Beach were down were down for the fourth straight month, according to data released by the port this week.
By Patrick Burnson · November 16, 2011
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously this week to name J. Christopher Lytle, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director.
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2011
The League explores "slow steaming" alternatives as well as vessel redeployment scenarios
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2011
With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2011
According to CargoSmart Limited, their product is available now, along with a sailing schedule application for the iPhone
By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2011
Only two of the original challengers remain in the trade lane, according the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2011
The news comes as a relief to shippers, who as late as yesterday were worried about a prolonged disruption caused by the “Occupy Oakland” movement.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2011
Three mechanics have been killed, causing dockworkers to cease discharging the boxes until the risk can be identified
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2011
According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2011
Container handling at Bangkok’s seaport has so far not been affected by the storm that has hit the Thai capital, although the Port Authority of Thailand is taking preventive action against the possibility of flash floods
By Patrick Burnson · October 27, 2011
Can Republicans and Democrats agree on anything? The American Association of Port Authorities certainly hopes so
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
In a move signaling future rate pressure in the nation’s most robust ocean cargo trade lane, Horizon Lines, Inc. announced it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China

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