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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.

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.

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 · 01:02 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.”

Ocean cargo carrier’s rate hike hopes hit the wall

Posted 10/08 · 04:33 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.

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