Ports

By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2016
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to position themselves as logistics hubs to attract an ever-growing number of carriers serving this dynamic marketplace.
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2016
According to American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the threat of terrorist smuggling at U.S. ports appears to be increasing.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
Look for new technologies to help expedite the process, but analysts warn that hidden fees and surcharges may also be imposed.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
The new container weighing regulations introduced to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews and all those involved throughout the maritime supply chain have been welcomed by the the Global Shippers’ Forum, but it now has voiced new concerns about fees.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announcement of a partial Volkswagen settlement with the federal government and the California Air Resources Board.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2016
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2016
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.
By Patrick Burnson · May 20, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (“OCEMA”) have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports to develop a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach.”
By Patrick Burnson · May 9, 2016
The relative merits of using an operating port rather than a landlord port have come into sharp relief recently as shippers confront the compliance deadline for the amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention.
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2016
An export rebound continues to build steam at the Port of Oakland, as it also continues to ease drayage congestion with innovative logistics management strategies.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls to the East and Gulf ports. In the meantime, trans-Pacific trade is still keeping market share clearly concentrated on the West Coast.
By Patrick Burnson · April 29, 2016
OCEMA says it has placed a priority on working with other stakeholders to find operational solutions that will help U.S. exporters, carriers, and marine terminals prepare for the implementation of the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rule.
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard may be prompted to provide more clarification on details contained in the pending Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule soon, say maritime analysts.

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