Ocean Shipping

By Patrick Burnson · May 19, 2017
Two major players in the “digitization” of the ocean container shipping industry, have shared their observations about new networking opportunities.
By Patrick Burnson · May 3, 2017
The ocean carrier industry was handed another setback by a major regulatory agency this week as the proposed merger of three Japanese liner companies was rejected by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2017
March imports––at 855,511–– were up 7 percent annually and up 1.9 percent compared to February
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2017
The recently concluded “Cargo Connections Conference” organized and sponsored by the Port of New Orleans, outlined a rather bleak picture for those concerned about ocean carrier solvency as new alliances get under way
By Patrick Burnson · March 30, 2017
A more comprehensive software strategy designed to enable container terminals and carriers to streamline their ocean supply chains for better collaboration was introduced at Navis World 2017 this week.
By Patrick Burnson · March 21, 2017
Quintiq has been selected by the Panama Canal Authority to plan, schedule and optimize all vessels transit operations through the Canal to reduce costs, improve safety and increase overall efficiency and reliability.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2017
CargoSmart Limited – a global management software provider serving the logistics community – has just introduced Route Master, a tool designed for ocean cargo shippers to leverage big data for greater visibility and benchmarking.
By Patrick Burnson · March 14, 2017
INTTRA, a global trade platform for the ocean cargo industry, has announced the purchase Belgium-based Avantida in a bid to provide shippers with coordination of land and ocean container movements.
By Patrick Burnson · March 9, 2017
The FMC says that the initiative undertaken by THE Alliance carriers to keep the goods moving for shippers and other stakeholders in the event of a carrier member becoming insolvent is a step in restoring confidence after the Hanjin bankruptcy.
By Patrick Burnson · March 6, 2017
Two blue chip players in today’s global supply chain marketplace announced that they plan to introduce a “transformational” service designed to expedite ocean cargo shipping and mitigate risk.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2017
While United States-bound retail container volumes trended down in December, the over all outlook for 2017 volumes appears to be solid, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
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 Patrick Burnson · January 24, 2017
The announcement of the Alibaba and Maersk partnership made late last year comes as no surprise to anyone watching the booming logistics tech industry.
By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2017
In a speech given to the National Retail Federation’s
International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City
 this week, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission gave a brief overview of the current state of the containerized ocean cargo industry.

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