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Friday, August 01, 2014
In 2013 we saw multiple attempts by carriers to firm up ocean freight pricing in trans-Pacific lanes. In the meantime, trans-Suez lanes were regularly defeated by rapid additions to available ship capacity in other key lanes as prices started to look better.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.
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?
Saturday, February 01, 2014
A $46 billion investment gap by 2040 threatens U.S. seaports—critical economic lifelines that rely on connecting transportation infrastructure to deliver prosperity for millions of Americans. With this nation’s trade volume expected to quadruple after 2030, and port connections in poor condition, industry experts agree that now is the time to invest.
Monday, January 27, 2014
“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.
Posted on 01/27 at 02:35 AM
Ocean Shipping •
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.
Posted on 10/07 at 08:26 AM
Ocean Cargo •
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Westbound section contend that there is an “urgent need” to begin rate restoration efforts in anticipation of fourth quarter cargo growth.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Maersk is back in the black.