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Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s 26th annual meeting convenes in San Francisco today, as shippers confront a whole host of new challenges.
Monday, June 23, 2014
At the same time, however, the FMC says future carrier collaborations should not be ruled out
Monday, June 09, 2014
Actions taken by two of DHS’ component agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as other federal agencies, to address cybersecurity in the maritime port environment have been limited.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Earlier this week, a report in Seatrade Global News stated that the European Commission told parties in the P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement that it will not open anti-trust proceedings, which will, in turn, allow P3 to remain compliant with EU competition law.
Posted on 06/05 at 09:50 AM
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The United States Senate last week signed off on H.R. 3080 The Water Resources Act of 2014 by a 91-7 margin last week. The bill will now head to the White House to be signed into law by President Obama, which is widely expected by industry stakeholders.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The much anticipated P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement, whose objective is to give ocean carrier heavyweights Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM the ability to discuss and agree on the size, number and operational characteristics of vessels to be operated on transatlantic and transpacific trade lanes between the U.S. and Asia, North Europe and the Mediterranean, will be getting a later start than originally thought.
Posted on 05/22 at 08:34 AM
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Sunday, 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
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?
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Cost conscious shippers understand that fuel comprises between 40 percent and 60 percent of ocean carriers’ operating costs, and bunker surcharges are a similarly important line item on a shipper’s own income statement.