Filed in Ocean Shipping
Monday, April 04, 2016
Analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Maritime Advisors, say that the trend of “big ship obsession” may soon come to an end.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Whether it be overcapacity, slow levels of demand, or declining profits, it is clear that the container shipping sector has more than a few challenges to wend its way through. One way the sector may be able to efficiently right the ship, so to speak, is through industry consolidation, according to a report recently published by global business advisor firm AlixPartners.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The three ports that hosted the largest container ship ever to call on a North American port this past week all had one thing in common – Seattle-based SSA Marine handled the cargo.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Our panel suggests that carrier consolidation will continue, but will be largely confined to specific trade lanes and commodity niches. In the meantime, shippers and carriers must cooperate at an unprecedented level for sustainable solutions to emerge.
While the expanded Panama Canal will be able to handle larger vessels, the next generation of mega-ships must be deployed on all-water routes. However, the nation’s premier ports will still have to compete by providing customized service—no matter how much volume steams in.
Busy transportation managers are dealing with lots of news on a daily basis in the areas of domestic and international freight. For most U.S. shippers, the focus is on domestic issues of dimensional freight rates and hours-of-service (HOS) rule changes. For many shippers, it’s only when new regulations or process changes require action that they stop and look at their ocean freight costs, processes and business partners.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Already facing issues ranging from overcapacity, downward pricing pressure, and more brand consolidation, carriers must now confront shipper’s concerns about regulatory mandates that will likely result in more seaport congestion.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Join our panel of panel of energy, logistics, trade, and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
Friday, January 15, 2016
With Its new web platform, xChange, The Boston Consulting Group aims to make It cheaper and easier for container carriers to reposition empty containers across the globe
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
JDA customers will gain access to INTTRA's full offering of ocean shipping software, data and services, affording them all the advantages of digitization on the proprietary platform.