Ocean Freight

By Patrick Burnson · May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2014

By Patrick Burnson · April 22, 2014
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.
By Patrick Burnson · April 22, 2014
The National Retail Federation is encouraging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.
By LM Staff · April 18, 2014
“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.
By Patrick Burnson · April 14, 2014
Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management (HK) Limited and Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2014
Pent-up demand, depleted inventories, and a greater overall sense of economic security are converging in 2014. If so, ocean cargo carriers will be determined not to miss that opportunity to make rate hikes stick.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2014
A $46 billion investment gap by 2040 threatens U.S. seaports—critical economic lifelines that rely on connecting transportation infrastructure to deliver prosperity for millions of Americans. With this nation’s trade volume expected to quadruple after 2030, and port connections in poor condition, industry experts agree that now is the time to invest.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Prime space for warehousing and distribution center development may soon become scarcer, say analysts for the commercial real estate service firm, Cushman & Wakefield.
By Patrick Burnson · January 15, 2014
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.
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With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
By LM Staff · December 11, 2013
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends
By Patrick Burnson · November 25, 2013
Matson estimates that the combined increase of both the rate adjustment and terminal handling charge will result in shipping costs rising by an average of 5.5 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · November 11, 2013
The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2013
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.

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