Global Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · December 8, 2017
As Oakland continues to woo global ocean carriers to make this gateway a first port-of-call, executives here are celebrating several significant achievements related to container throughput and efficiency
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2017
An otherwise stable outlook for U.S. transportation infrastructure next year will be clouded somewhat by questions surrounding tax reform, according to Fitch Ratings in its 2018 outlook report.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2017
After the strong upwards correction of freight rates witnessed in global ocean container transportation during 2017, the question now is whether the trend will continue for another year or whether rates will stabilize.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2017
Energy and logistics analysts are telling shippers to expect higher rates in every mode of transport.
By Patrick Burnson · December 4, 2017
While the nation’s air cargo industry remains strong, several indicators suggest that demand may have passed the growth peak.
By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2017
A substantial piece of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life. Port of Oakland Commissioners recently gave final OK to a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.
By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2017
A prominent industry analyst has observed that that 2018 is expected to be a much better year for railroads and shippers who rely on them.
By Patrick Burnson · November 30, 2017
Clarksons PLC, the London-based shipbroker and ocean cargo consultancy, has confirmed that it is the latest victim of a sensational cyber attack. Shipping Cyber Security. Security of freight shipments.
By Patrick Burnson · November 27, 2017
William P. Doyle has announced that he is stepping down from his post at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission after serving under two very different Presidents.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2017
October shipments rose 3.2% annually to 1,016,892, which was ahead of September’s 976,605, while the annual spread in October was down compared to September’s 4.9%. Panjiva said this represents the eighth consecutive month of growth and 15 of the last 16 months.
By Patrick Burnson · November 13, 2017
During the past four years, use of analytics to mitigate third-party supply chain fraud, waste, and abuse risk has jumped to 35 percent in 2017 from 25.2 percent in 2014, according to a Deloitte poll.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) took an important step in its regulatory reform efforts this week when it voted to advance a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that simplifies and streamlines its Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Service Arrangements (NSA) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRA) rules and procedures.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2017
Port Commissioners have given initial approval to a landmark deal with CenterPoint Properties for a logistics center at the former decommissioned Army base.
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2017
XVELA, a cloud collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, recently announced that Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (“ONE”) has selected XVELA’s next-generation Collaborative Stowage solution to meet its stowage planning needs.
By Patrick Burnson · November 9, 2017
A group of leading ports from around the globe wrapped up a two-day meeting in Los Angeles this week as part of a maritime collaboration called chainPORT, a global initiative established in 2015 to digitally connect ports worldwide and boost efficiency within the global maritime supply chain.

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