Ocean Freight

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
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 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 Jeff Berman · November 9, 2011
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s quarterly performance and other industry-related items.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2011
As holiday shipping activity recedes into the background, import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports is expected to decrease in November, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2011
Only two of the original challengers remain in the trade lane, according the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner

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