Complete coverage of the latest Material Handling technologies with a focus on plastic and nestable pallet totes and wire and mesh bulk containers.

Containerized shipping turns 60

Posted 04/26 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Clarksons Research is reminding logistics managers that container shipping is 60 years old this week.

Slight uptick in ocean carrier reliability

Posted 04/25 · 08:52 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean carriers bucked a five-month downwards trend by improving container service reliability in March
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New ocean cargo carrier alliance is planned

Posted 04/20 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortia

Requiem for a heavyweight: VGM is for real

Posted 04/18 · 03:38 PM · LM Editorial
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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2M ocean carrier alliance targets Port of Miami

Posted 04/11 · 04:28 PM · LM Editorial
The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.

West Coast MTO Agreement Releases Statement on VGM Weighing Procedures

Posted 04/04 · 03:27 PM · LM Editorial
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced today that all 13 member terminals are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS guidelines scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

Port of Long Beach forecasts growth

Posted 04/01 · 04:01 PM · LM Editorial
At the 12th annual “Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast,” panelists stated that cargo growth should continue through 2016 even though uncertainty remains as the economy and industry continue to evolve.
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MSC and INTTRA enter into a new digital partnership to address SOLAS VGM requirements

Posted 03/31 · 03:32 PM · LM Editorial
With only three months to go before the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention come into force, MSC has announced that it has entered into a partnership with INTTRA.

Panama Canal Authority may finally meet deadline for expansion

Posted 03/24 · 03:35 PM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016 – two years beyond the original deadline.

Port of Oakland February loaded import volume surged 89.7 percent

Posted 03/23 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Full import containers through the Port of Oakland leaped 89.7 percent in February 2016 compared to the same month last year, demonstrating that the gateway continues its cargo recovery from the contract dispute extending to 2015.

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