Ocean Shipping

By Patrick Burnson · August 18, 2016
The ambitious goal to end the imposition of container shipping surcharges within five years has been adopted by the GSF at its Annual Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
Total July POLA volume at 687,891 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.61 percent annually and ahead of June’s 676,006 TEU. July volumes at POLB saw a 7.7 percent annual decline at 637,091 TEU, which was ahead of May’s 603,339 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2016
The PMA and ILWU appear to be committed to getting in front of things well in advance this time around, when it comes to getting a new deal done well in advance of the expiration of the current contract.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Despite the presence of still-high inventory levels, typical seasonal patterns appear to be intact for United States-bound retail imports, according to the most recent edition of the issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Ocean shippers to keep expectations in check, Ocean Freight Logistics News, Ocean Cargo Update, State of Ocean Cargo, Ocean Freight News 2016
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2016
The long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal, which was roughly ten years in the making, became a reality yesterday, with the expanded Canal holding an inauguration yesterday in Panama City, Panama to herald the next chapter in its history.
By Patrick Burnson · June 20, 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero has expressed frustration that with the SOLAS VGM implementation date looming
By Patrick Burnson · June 20, 2016
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements on July 1, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.
By Jeff Berman · June 15, 2016
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced that it has taken steps to augment its less-than-container (LCL) service from China in the form of two new weekly departures to Memphis, Tenn. and Charleston, SC.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · June 13, 2016
Executive editor Patrick Burnson and a panel of ocean shipping analysts examine the range of flexibility in the methods available to shippers and forwarders and what kind of strategies should be put in place now.
By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2016
Analysts cite the "irony" of mega vessels.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2016
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.
By Patrick Burnson · May 26, 2016
As the July 1st date for complete compliance looms, shippers are seeking help to cope with the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS).
By Patrick Burnson · May 13, 2016
Six of the eight “orphan” ocean carriers not included in the proposed OCEAN Alliance or the 2M Alliance have found a home of sorts, coming together to form a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) referred to as "THE Alliance."
By Patrick Burnson · April 4, 2016
Analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Maritime Advisors, say that the trend of “big ship obsession” may soon come to an end.

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