Filed in Ocean Shipping
Thursday, February 17, 2011
According to a recent report in The Financial Times, China is in negotiations over the construction of a 137-mile rail link across Colombia that represents a competitive route. When completed, Chinese exporters could ship finished goods into Latin America while sourcing raw materials for outbound vessel deployment.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
In a sign that the global economic recovery may have some sustained momentum, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for import cargo volume at major United States-based container ports to be up 11 percent year-over-year in February. The report is also calling for first half 2011 volumes to be up 6 percent annually.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
European ocean container volumes for 2010 appear to be finishing up in solid fashion based on the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report published by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Friday, October 29, 2010
If you import or export via U.S. West Coast ports, then researchers of the Port Performance Research Network, chaired at Dalhousie University, want to hear from you. The Network is seeking feedback from ports’ customers and stakeholders about their experiences with five U.S. west coast ports.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Now that pricing has been restored and capacity restrained, the leading vessel operators are staging a comeback. What lessons have they learned from the recent recession and dismal earning cycles? Here’s what the top analysts are saying.
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Dwindling space and risings rates have caused major disruptions for U.S. importers over the first half of 2010. How long will these challenges persist on the high seas? We’ve asked a couple experts to explain what ocean shippers can expect for the rest of this year.