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The Northwest Seaport Alliance moves forward with FMC approval

Posted 08/05 · 04:53 PM · LM Editorial
The once bitter rivalry between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle seems to have come to an end as both parties have entered into a joint marketing program designed to leverage the Puget Sound’s logistical advantage.
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Seaport industrial real estate is booming: JLL Report

Posted 07/31 · 02:56 PM · LM Editorial
While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a surge of new business after the Panama Canal expansion, real estate experts say this phenomena is already underway.

Can “smarter” ocean cargo vessels reverse capacity glut?

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

Drewry Maritime research reflects on State of Ocean Cargo: Part II

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.

Some ocean carriers may lose money this year, says Drewry

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.

Strong inbound figures for the Port of Oakland last month

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.
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Cyber attacks threaten ocean cargo shipping

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.

U.S. ports may finally get the exposure they deserve

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.

Port of Oakland attracting more mega-vessel calls

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.
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Shippers to brace for big price hike in Transpacific

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.

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