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By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2015
Containership reliability “took a small step backwards” in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9 percent.
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By Ben Camiel · November 16, 2015
Explore the value of building a TMS on carrier connectivity, explain the difference between doing this yourself versus working with a vendor that has baked this connectivity into its solution, and show the benefits that come from making this move early in the TMS selection and implementation process.
By Jeff Berman · November 16, 2015
While its top-line losses remain intact, with last week’s announcement that it had a $5.1 billion fiscal year 2015 net loss, there are some bright spots mixed in with last week’s fiscal year 2015 earnings announcement from the United States Postal Service (USPS).
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By Ben Camiel · November 12, 2015
In this white paper, SeaIntelligence Consulting reviews the state of the global containerized transportation industry, noting these are formative years for the industry as it transitions to a new shipping standard.
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2015
John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option
By Patrick Burnson · September 29, 2015
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year
By Patrick Burnson · September 14, 2015
The California State Senate is withholding pay raises that would have exceeded Pilot's current take home pay of more than $450,000 per annum.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2015
Carriers see a bottom in the market, expect pent-up Q4 demand ahead, as rates hover at or near below-cost levels.
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2015
Container shipping companies have had plenty of reasons to avoid inbound calls to California’s Port of Oakland and Port of Richmond this year, including labor disruptions caused by truckers and longshoremen. But the latest concern is being generated by a group of waterfront professionals who are only too eager to work…for extraordinary salaries.
By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2015
Six straight days without a ship waiting for berth
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2015
The ocean container carrier industry has been plagued by overcapacity of late, but a new technology partnership may begin to address it
By Patrick Burnson · July 9, 2015
A toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive commercial pricing is threatening liner shipping industry profitability for the rest of 2015, according to the Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2015
While physical threats to international sea and air cargo gateways have been top of mind ever since the events of 9/11, security analysts say more attention should be given to reduce exposure to internet penetration and hacking attacks. Should existing cyber security processes be compromised, they add, a cascading effect might be created, thereby disrupting huge segments of any given supply chain.
By Patrick Burnson · May 22, 2015
The Chamber of Marine Commerce today joins governments, policymakers, industry and the general public in celebrating the nation’s merchant marine industry, but also urges reforms to ensure greater industrial competitiveness, jobs and prosperity.
By MMH Staff · May 15, 2015
Silver Award winner Kübox's easy crating system offers paper-based alternative to traditional wooden crates or plastic cases, with half the weight of wood and compression strength of more than 5,000 pounds.

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