Filed in Ocean Shipping
Monday, August 01, 2011
As Logistics Management readers know, the first half of 2011 marked a changed attitude among ocean carrier executives who voiced positions of compromise and a new service-oriented attitude. But now we’re not sure if ocean shippers are really buying it. We’ve gathered a trio of prominent association executives and industry insiders to hear their opinions on how the new “era of collaboration” is progressing. Our panel also weighs in on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion will have on U.S. ports as well as the possible affect growing equipment and capacity constraints could have on this year’s Peak Season.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is taking steps to augment its ocean freight forwarding services in the form of a new Ocean Choices portfolio the company introduced today.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Compared to a year ago, volumes are down overall at both ports.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to remain at the same levels they were at a year ago this summer, with subsequent increases in the fall, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Friday, July 08, 2011
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL continues to make inroads with its LCL (less-than-container-load) service, announcing two new recent additions.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Despite the increasingly negative economic headwinds of late, May volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach mostly showed some decent signs of growth.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.
This new service will connect New England-based shippers to 20 major steamship lines and be operated by American Feeder Lines (AFL). This service will call on the Port’s Conley Container Terminal each week on Tuesday.
Monday, June 06, 2011
While the practice of “slow steaming” by ocean carriers has become more commonplace in an effort to reduce fuel costs, shippers are not necessarily enthused about its subsequent effects on their supply chains, according to a new study comprised of feedback from 290 shippers conducted by third-party logistics services provider BDP International
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Friday, June 03, 2011
As the 2014 deadline for the completion of the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project gets closer, the ramifications it will have on supply chains and industrial real estate are abundant, according to the findings of a report issued by global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.