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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.

California ports had good March volumes

Posted 04/17 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
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Boston Consulting Group sees trouble ahead for ocean container lines

Posted 04/15 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Port of Oakland to provide shippers with daily status reports

Posted 04/13 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shipper’s needs was signaled today by the Port of Oakland, as it announced its new update service.

The ILWU and Panama

Posted 04/07 · 04:22 PM · LM Editorial
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
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Port of Oakland says most vessel calls have been restored

Posted 04/07 · 03:58 PM · LM Editorial
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.

Port of New Orleans setting new cargo throughput records

Posted 03/27 · 03:40 PM · LM Editorial
2014 was a very good year for the Port of New Orleans, and officials there are forecasting an even more robust cargo scenario in 2015.

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