Ocean Freight

By Patrick Burnson · August 11, 2011
In its quarterly statement to investors, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. announced that Matson would withdraw one of its two U.S.-China ocean carrier services.
By Patrick Burnson · August 11, 2011
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain below last year’s levels for the remainder of the summer before seeing year-over-year gains again this fall as retailers begin to stock up for the holiday season.
By Patrick Burnson · August 10, 2011
In its monthly report on inbound shipments, Zepol Corporation noted that Maersk Line showed the highest number of recorded containers for the year
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2011
Shippers concerned about the viability of the Port of Los Angeles in the 21st Century are advised to read two compelling arguments recently posted on mainstream political sites
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2011
Shipper demand for ocean carrier capacity has failed to match the rise in supply during a slack peak season, said industry analysts
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2011
The ongoing drama at the Port of Long Beach took another turn this week when a federal judge ruled that the port made a crucial mistake three years ago by modifying its clean trucks program as part of a settlement with the American Trucking Associations
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2011
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its full range of services.
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2011
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2011
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2011
The American Association of Port Authorities recently commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthoriztion proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2011
The container shipping industry is not the only segment of ocean carriage under severe pressure, said Moody's Investors Service
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2011
When the National Industrial Transportation League’s ocean transportation committee meets next month in Louisville, Kentucky, the agenda will be rich indeed.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2011
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2011
Analysts add that even the realization of a decent peak season demand surge this summer will not provide enough momentum to lift severely eroded freight rates in the key east-west trades
<p>July 5th saw a pitched confrontation between workers on one side and scabs and police on the other.<br />
Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library</p> By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2011
U.S. West Coast seaports honored Independence Day by shutting down operations on Monday, July 4. As well they should. It may come as a surprise to many, that the ports were closed on July 5th as well.

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