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

Totes and Containers: Solving the puzzle

Posted 01/19 · 02:09 PM · MMH Editorial
Don’t take totes and containers for granted. These seemingly simple products are key components in the materials handling process, ensuring a smooth, efficient and safe flow of goods through the entire supply chain.

The dark side of “Slow Steaming”

Posted 01/09 · 11:53 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean carrier schedule integrity is in jeopardy now that “slow steaming” is in vogue, and shippers have every reason to be concerned
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New year should bring reform for overweight container issue

Posted 12/27 · 09:37 AM · LM Editorial
The World Shipping Council and the International Chamber of Shipping are urging the International Maritime Organization to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port facility before they are stowed aboard a vessel for export

Port of Oakland gets new inbound call from China

Posted 12/21 · 12:07 PM · LM Editorial
The newest trans-Pacific ocean carrier, Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd. (P O Shipping) has expanded its services with a call connecting Oakland with five major ports in China

Ocean cargo throughput means jobs

Posted 12/20 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
As noted in today’s news section, the ports of Southern California are reporting a new surge in throughput. Fortunately, this is becoming a consistent pattern at most of the nation’s major ocean cargo gateways

Horizon Lines deploys first vessel on new China-U.S. express voyage

Posted 12/17 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
In a development that represents a contrary trend in ocean cargo shipping, the Horizon Hawk has departed Shanghai for Los Angeles last week on the inaugural voyage of the company's new Transpacific Five Star Express (FSX) service

North Carolina State Ports Authority signs MOU with Panama Canal Authority

Posted 12/15 · 06:59 PM · LM Editorial
In the continuing story surrounding the Panama Canal expansion, The North Carolina State Ports Authority appears to writing the latest chapter

Totes and containers can yield 7 magnificent gains

Posted 12/15 · 01:37 PM · MMH Editorial
Although not new to the materials handling market, reusable plastic totes and containers are growing in use throughout many industries by addressing seven key challenges for users.

Another surge for California’s exports

Posted 12/14 · 04:21 PM · LM Editorial
Even though California’s economic recovery remains a work in progress, Golden State exporters turned in their best performance ever for the month of October.
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AAR reports post-Thanksgiving week volumes are up year-over-year

Posted 12/10 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 4 were up on an annual basis. Carload volume at 303,570 was up 6.8 percent compared to the same period in 2009 and were up significantly compared to the 254,121 recorded during Thanksgiving week.

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