Ocean Freight

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.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
Carriers get their house in order
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2011
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
Responding to shipper concerns, the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced it will postpone until August 1 its planned adjustment to the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
The Port of Long Beach, which has been promoting free market solutions to address air pollution concerns for some time, is celebrating the nation’s Independence Day weekend by closing an irksome contractual loophole
By Patrick Burnson · June 21, 2011
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2011
As many leading ocean carrier executives have noted recently, sharper shipper expectations are driving disruptive change in the industry
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2011
While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2011
Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2011
In a move to contain costs and sustain service, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced it will raise the current Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2011
The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company

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