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Ocean carrier consolidation not likely to have immediate impact on rates

Posted 12/09 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
The proposed acquisition of Singapore’s APL by the French giant CMA CGM would be the largest consolidation move in the history of the container shipping industry, based on the size of the fleet operated by the acquired company, according to Alphaliner – a Paris-based think tank.
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INTTRA confronts new challenge posed by SOLAS regulations

Posted 12/02 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
The pending implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations will add yet more complexity to the troubled global ocean container industry.

Fishery cuts waste while handling waste

Posted 12/01 · 12:57 PM · MMH Editorial
Reusable bulk container enables sustainable public/private partnership

Port of Oakland lifting four giant cranes 26-feet higher

Posted 11/30 · 04:48 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland continues its effort to attract more fully-loaded inbound ocean carrier calls by investing in its infrastructure.

World Shipping Council updates ocean carrier forecast

Posted 11/20 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
Christopher L. Koch., who just retired from a 15-year tenure as president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), and continues to serve as its senior advisor, is still telling shippers to stay the course.

Ocean cargo shipping’s reliability index slips a bit

Posted 11/19 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
Containership reliability “took a small step backwards” in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9 percent.

Port of Oakland makes bid to become logistics hub

Posted 11/13 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics leadership at the Port of Oakland continues to keep up a torrid pace to position the gateway as a cargo distribution hub.
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Ocean carriers getting real about controlling costs

Posted 11/04 · 05:16 PM · LM Editorial
If logistics managers needed any more proof that ocean container lines are “on the ropes,” the latest move by Maersk demonstrates just how dire their situation has become.

Regulatory compliance issues can create unlikely bedfellows

Posted 11/03 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.

Port of Oakland’s “task force” focuses on efficiency

Posted 11/02 · 04:23 PM · LM Editorial
In the wake of a summer-long labor shortage hampering dockside operations, the Port of Oakland now maintains that its “efficiency task force” is ready to establish new benchmarks for cargo throughput.

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