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

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.

Packaging Corner: Hybrid systems improve e-commerce packing

Posted 11/01 · 07:09 AM · MMH Editorial
Match the right-sized box to contents faster, easier with automatically captured dimensional data.

Import volume up for seventh straight month at Port of Oakland

Posted 10/12 · 12:02 PM · LM Editorial
“We’re pleased with the ongoing buildup of import cargo,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “Our job now is to maintain the momentum.”
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Ocean cargo carrier’s rate hike hopes hit the wall

Posted 10/08 · 03:33 PM · LM Editorial
Slowing global trade and a bloated orderbook of large vessel capacity mean that container shipping is set for another three years of overcapacity and financial pain, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Akro-Mils donates products to teaching lab

Posted 10/02 · 08:51 AM · MMH Editorial
University of Tennessee Knoxville's college of engineering uses storage products to support parts inventory management education.

Port of Oakland works on dredging and drayage upgrades

Posted 09/21 · 01:32 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland said today it’s nearly a third of the way through its annual maintenance dredging program for 2015.

Inbound cargo ramps up at Port of Oakland

Posted 09/14 · 12:20 PM · LM Editorial
With the approach of Peak Season, California’s third largest container port reports increased import volumes.
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U.S. “Third Coast” ports poised for growth

Posted 09/14 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
As one might expect, The Third Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit staged by the USC Marshal School of Business last week placed a major focus on Southern California ports.
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Transpacific ocean cargo carriers to stage Peak Season rate hike

Posted 09/09 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carriers see a bottom in the market, expect pent-up Q4 demand ahead, as rates hover at or near below-cost levels.

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