Ocean Freight

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
By Patrick Burnson · December 18, 2011
In a little over three years, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program has helped clean up the busiest drayage truck fleet in the country and cut related air pollution by 90 percent.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2011
Once again the driving force behind monthly POLA numbers was exports at 197,878 TEU, which is the single highest monthly total for exports, topping October’s 193,548 TEU. November POLA exports were up 15.01 percent annually.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2011
As noted in our news section, there are several deserving projects directly related to seaports included in TIGER III awards.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2011
Transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s popular TIGER grants program
By Patrick Burnson · December 14, 2011
An alliance agreement between INTTRA – a multi-carrier e-commerce platform for the ocean shipping industry – and Kewill was announced today.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2011
Shifts in inventory management by retailers appear to have made an impact on import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2011
As expected, the “Occupy” movement’s plans to shut down West Coast ports proved to be largely symbolic, having a minimal impact on cargo operations at most major ocean cargo gateways
By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2011
Here’s the latest news on the “Occupy” movement’s plan to blockade West Coast ports today
By Patrick Burnson · December 8, 2011
As West Coast ports from Anchorage to San Diego brace themselves for the planned onslaught of “occupy” forces on Monday, December 12, beneficial cargo owners may be wondering what role organized labor will be taking in response.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2011
Traditional rivals, MSC and CMA CGM, are changing course now to work together as operating partners in several key trade lanes
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2011
This new offering uses ferries, rail, and trucks transporting 12-foot containers, with goods picked up from one of several China-based locations

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