Ocean Shipping

By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2013
Like its neighbor, the Port of Los Angeles, across San Pedro bay, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) had a strong month volume-wise in February, according to data released by the port this week.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
A little more than one month after coming to terms on a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, which was preceded by months of difficult negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have officially approved the agreement for a successor Master Agreement, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2013
FedEx said the new office, which is located in Bangkok, will provide shippers in Thailand and across the Asia Pacific region to leverage FedEx Trade Network’s freight forwarding services.
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2012
Miami-Dade County announced that the contracting phase of its project to deepen the Port of Miami’s channel to minus 50 feet has begun
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2012
With Peak Season, or at least the semblance of it underway, August volumes at the nation’s two largest ports—the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB)—were mixed in August.
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2012
Officials from the International Longshoremen’s Association, the largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance, an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, recently reported progress is being made on negotiations for a new labor contract.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2012
The report is calling for July import cargo volume to increase 1.6 percent annually, with modest annual gains expected in subsequent months into the holiday shipping cycle.
By Jeff Berman · May 17, 2012
April volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down 13 percent annually, according to data released by the port this week.
By Jeff Berman · April 12, 2012
Imports were up 9.34 percent at 324,758 TEU, and exports saw a 2.43 percent decline at 188,155 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2012
The specter of a recession in Europe appears to be more likely than not if it is not already happening and is reflected in volume numbers for European imports, according to the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2012
The Chinese New Year had an impact on container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in February, according to data released by both ports this week.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2012
As was the case in its previous edition, the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, is calling for continued worsening of economic conditions in Europe.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2012
February import cargo volume is expected to be down 6.8 percent on an annual basis, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 9, 2012
The logistics capabilities of Panama can serve as the logistics hub of the Americas, said Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2012
When it comes to economic conditions in Europe, it is not a stretch to say that things are likely to get worse before they get better. That is the consensus of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

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