Ocean Freight

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
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
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2011
The Port of Oakland reached a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance, this week, thereby enhancing its position as a leading U.S. ocean cargo export gateway
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2011
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is rightly contending that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members

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