Ocean Freight

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 Jeff Berman · February 2, 2012
When it comes to economic conditions in Europe, it is not a stretch to say that things are likely to get worse before they get better. That is the consensus of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
<p>Enhanced intermodal projects are underway in the Gulf port of New Orleans thanks to the U.S. DOT’s popular TIGER grants program.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2012
The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.
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
By Patrick Burnson · January 24, 2012
The final pieces of the Far East-North Europe jigsaw are falling into place following last week’s confirmation by UASC that the carrier will expand its cooperation with CSCL and CMA CGM on the trade
By Patrick Burnson · January 23, 2012
The Port of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement on a 40-year, $4.6 billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line for the Middle Harbor property
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Logistics Management, Kevin T. Lynskey, Assistant Director, Port Miami, readers are given a current evaluation of this booming ocean cargo gateway.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2012
As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative Agenda, which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over a five-year period, the Port of Los Angeles continues to focus on assisting businesses throughout the region.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2012
Panama is moving closer to its goal of becoming a logistical hub with the announcement of a major new shift in container vessel deployments.
By Patrick Burnson · January 18, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Logistics Management, Kevin T. Lynskey, Assistant Director, Port Miami, readers are given a current evaluation of this booming ocean cargo gateway.
By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2012
For the second consecutive year, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record-breaking exports as outbound container volumes surged 14.5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010
By Patrick Burnson · January 16, 2012
Shippers should not lose sleep over the recent, short-lived jump in spot rates, but ought instead focus on ways to mitigate the risk of another sudden capacity crunch later in the year, urges Drewry Maritime Research.??
By Patrick Burnson · January 12, 2012
Amid concerns that over capacity will continue to haunt the container shipping industry comes news that U.S. imports have gone into a slump
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2012
As if U.S. West Coast ports didn’t have enough to worry about, a new competitor is surfacing South of the Border to challenge them.

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