Ocean Shipping

By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2015
The ocean container carrier industry has been plagued by overcapacity of late, but a new technology partnership may begin to address it
By Patrick Burnson · July 20, 2015
China's unstable economy has contributed to an uneven flow of goods to and from the United States, report trade analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2015
The cost and the pain of the U.S. West Coast congestion were so high that many shippers will definitely re-route a portion of their Asian freight volume to the Gulf, East Coast ports and the Canadian ports.
By Patrick Burnson · July 13, 2015
In this era of fading differentiation in carrier service, how do supply chain managers determine which provider is best for them?
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that the West Coast port labor disruption probably slowed Q1 real export growth by 1.5 percent, and in terms of the contribution to net exports to real GDP growth it would equate to a 0.2 percent decline in GDP.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2015
Spurred on by expected volume gains due to what is expected to be a hectic back-to-school season, United States-based retail container ports are expected to see decent volume gains in the coming months. That is the working thesis of the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2015
In what as being described as an effort to “restore service levels,” container shipping lines comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are attempting to pull off a significant rate hike this summer.
By Patrick Burnson · March 24, 2015
The GSF calls on the EU, US, and Chinese regulatory and competition authorities to share monitoring data and information to prevent potential competition abuses
By Patrick Burnson · March 24, 2015
The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has called for a manageable but rigorous set of monitoring KPIs that can provide the required level of confidence to customers that ocean shipping alliances can deliver tangible benefits in terms of reduced costs, competitive ocean rates and improved services for shippers.
By Patrick Burnson · March 13, 2015
TRAXENS, developer of innovative containers monitoring systems, will equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2015
While congestion still reigns at United States-based West Coast ports due to a variety of factors, import volumes are still showing decent growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2014
Full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services recently announced it will open new stations on Mexico City, Mexico and Vancouver, British Columbia during the first quarter of 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · November 12, 2014
While most major Transpacific ocean carriers are still losing money, aligning themselves in “rate stablization” agreements, and barely providing reliable service, Matson Inc., is breaking the mold.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2014
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.
By Patrick Burnson · October 2, 2014
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

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