Ocean Freight

By Patrick Burnson · February 2, 2017
The flurry of buyouts and consolidation in the ocean cargo arena has shippers scrambling to book space and reconfigure supply chains this season. Meanwhile, logistics managers must make sense of new rumors that yet another major player may be for sale.
By Peter Moore · January 30, 2017
The ocean cargo industry continues to be in turmoil, with some spot rates inching up countered by still more capacity tempering rate hikes in many key lanes.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Here are six new Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2016
With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2016
Will the historic downfall of one major carrier provide a lesson for other Tier 1 competitors? As maritime analysts share their insights and forecasts of the ocean carrier market for 2017, they contend that this could be the year of reckoning for some.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission has established a protocol for communicating requests for assistance to the agency concerning developments related to the status of Hanjin Shipping.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2016
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was primarily a move to reduce costs.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
Total July POLA volume at 687,891 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.61 percent annually and ahead of June’s 676,006 TEU. July volumes at POLB saw a 7.7 percent annual decline at 637,091 TEU, which was ahead of May’s 603,339 TEU.
By Peter Moore · August 3, 2016
Ship owners are investing in optimization, but now the shipper has a role to play in helping an operator innovate by adjusting their own operations and aligning to be a desirable partner.
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2016
As carrier consolidation and reconfigured deployment schedules become old news, contrarian views suggest that some unexpected consequences may be on the horizon for logistics managers. A prominent shipper, retail analyst, and international trade specialist advise a measured approach for the future. Ocean freight news, State of Ocean Freight 2016, Ocean Freight News, Ocean Cargo Update 2016
By Patrick Burnson · August 2, 2016
With ocean cargo shipping analysts predicting a return to fairly robust peak season volumes on the U.S. West Coast, stakeholders are adamant that port congestion need not be an issue once again. Ocean ports update 2016, Ocean Cargo Ports News, Ocean Freight News, Port of Oakland
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Ocean shippers to keep expectations in check, Ocean Freight Logistics News, Ocean Cargo Update, State of Ocean Cargo, Ocean Freight News 2016
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 770,409 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) saw a 10.88 percent annual increase for the busiest May in the port’s history, topping May 2012, which was the previous high at 732,352 TEU. POLB volumes were up slightly, with a 0.8 percent annual increase at 640,566 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · June 15, 2016
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced that it has taken steps to augment its less-than-container (LCL) service from China in the form of two new weekly departures to Memphis, Tenn. and Charleston, SC.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2016
Keeping in line with its previous edition, the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates pointed to slow growth in the summer months for United States-based retail container ports.

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