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Posted 07/21 · 10:57 AM · LM Editorial
The ocean container carrier industry has been plagued by overcapacity of late, but a new technology partnership may begin to address it
Posted 07/15 · 07:25 AM · LM Editorial
The cost and the pain of the U.S. West Coast congestion were so high that many shippers will definitely re-route a portion of their Asian freight volume to the Gulf, East Coast ports and the Canadian ports.
Posted 07/09 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
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.
Posted 06/17 · 08:45 AM · LM Editorial
Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers last month. That was the most since it reported volume of 216,276 containers in August 2011.
Posted 06/09 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
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.
Posted 05/14 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
In the wake of the prolonged Pacific Rim dockside labor crisis, four Republican Senators have introduced what they call “common-sense” sunshine reforms for U.S. port authorities.
Posted 05/13 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
Posted 05/07 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
In what as being described as an effort to “restore service levels,” container shipping lines comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are attempting to pull off a significant rate hike this summer.
Posted 04/17 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
Posted 04/15 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).