Ocean Freight

By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
A new inland port agreement signed this week by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. 


By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2013
Having surpassed the California ports to claim the top spot in the index in 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey ranked first again in 2013, this year by a rapidly-widening 9-point margin, followed by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2013
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seaport Index traces port success to infrastructure improvements, connectivity, availability of distribution center space, and proximity to population density
By Patrick Burnson · July 3, 2013
Despite rates having fallen by 41% since New Year, carriers are poised to increase capacity from Asia to East Coast South America by more than 20% - seemingly a recipe for continued rate declines.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2013
New state of logistics translates into new opportunities for shrewd managers who can leverage their unique skills and solid transportation relationships into value for their companies.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Our panel of market insiders put the new business dynamics of ocean shipping into perspective and help shippers better understand how to manage their cargo on now roiling seas.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Not a sprint, it’s a marathon
<p>Dredging of the navigational channels has been completed. This included both canal entrances, on the Pacific and Atlantic sides, as well as Gaillard Cut. The remaining dredging work to be done in Gatun Lake is expected to be complete this year.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Once completed in late 2014 or early 2015, the expansion project will accommodate vessels more than twice the size of current Panamax ships. However, the projected overall impact on shippers, carriers, ports, and service providers appears to be up in the air.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2013
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
By Peter Moore · July 1, 2013
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.
By Derik Andreoli · July 1, 2013
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. And as I write, laborers are expanding the canal so that it can accommodate vessels that are 25 percent longer, 53 percent wider, and whose draft is 23 percent deeper.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2013
A cautiously optimistic outlook based on realigned expectations, as well as the United States returning to the top of the rankings, are the themes of the 2013 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, a regular measure of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2013
The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal 2014 funding bill.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2013
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking

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