Ocean Freight

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.
<p>The container ship Rena is seen in two pieces after overnight bad weather pounded the vessel near Tauranga, New Zealand on Sunday. <i>Maritime New Zealand via <a href=Getty Images

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The latest saga in the grounding of the cargo vessel, Rena, has the government of New Zealand taking emergency actions.
By Patrick Burnson · January 6, 2012
The total container capacity of ships deployed on liner trades grew by 7.3 percent in 2011 to reach 15.90 million TEU according to Alphaliner, the Paris-based shipping consultancy.
By Patrick Burnson · January 6, 2012
A major breakthrough toward a more sustainable cargo network has been announced by the “niche” Port of Stockton, California.
By Michael Levans · January 1, 2012
Our January issue features one of our most anticipated reports, Logistics Management’s Annual Rate Outlook. Not only has it traditionally been one of our best-read reports—second online only to our Annual Salary Survey—but over the past seven years the related webcast has attracted thousands of shippers looking for insight into what the coming year may hold in terms of rates and capacity.
By Patrick Burnson · December 27, 2011
The Port of Baltimore – which has been gaining U.S. market share over the past two years – announced that yet another major ocean cargo carrier will be calling in 2012
By Patrick Burnson · December 27, 2011
Competition on the Asia-Europe trade will get even more intense next year as carriers are to restructure their networks and reshape their alliance partnerships, with more capacity additions on the horizon.
By Patrick Burnson · December 26, 2011
During this season of giving, shippers should consider one organization that remains devoted to their interests
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2011
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global logistics and express delivery provider Deutsche Post DHL focused on air and ocean freight, has made it clear it is committed to expanding its presence in the United States market.
By Patrick Burnson · December 21, 2011
Shippers told the Port of Oakland that it’s time to get tough with the “Occupy” movement, or they will be moving their cargo through other ocean cargo gateways next year.
By Patrick Burnson · December 19, 2011
Having brought the storied container line back to profitability, Eivind Kolding will soon be leaving Maersk Line as its chief executive officer

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