Ocean Shipping

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.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2017
An atypical late in the year holiday season bump was evident, based on data issued this week in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By LM Staff · January 6, 2017
Global container shipping line Maersk and China-based e-commerce services provider Alibaba have partnered up on an endeavor which will enable ocean shippers to book space on Maersk vessels through Alibaba’s booking service, called OneTouch, according to a Reuters report.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2016
Total November POLA volume at 877,564 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) posted a new all-time monthly record for the port, topping October’s 814,574 TEU, with November up 23.6 percent on an annual basis. POLB November volumes fell 13.8 percent annually to 534,308 TEU, with port officials citing shifting alliance routes and the Hanjin bankruptcy still impacting volumes.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2016
Gains in United States-bound retail imports are expected with the holiday shopping season now officially underway, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2016
Logistics managers trying to make sense of the recent disruptions in the ocean cargo marketplace may expect more change to come, say industry analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · October 31, 2016
K Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have agreed for form a joint venture company
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2016
Hanjin’s receivership represents the trough of the container shipping market and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply a gradual market recovery is now expected
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2016
The organizations said in a joint statement that talks have been tentatively scheduled for November 1-2. The current contract between the parties runs through June 30, 2019.
By Patrick Burnson · September 27, 2016
Hanjin’s bankruptcy leaves the proposed carrier grouping THE Alliance at a size disadvantage to both its future rivals. Maritime analysts ask: miight a replacement be called up?
By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2016
The letter explained that with U.S. businesses relying on supply chain predictability during the busiest time of year, Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing has caused widespread disruption in freight shipments worldwide.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were mixed according to data recently issued by the ports.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2016
A Transpacific shipping route linking Asia and the U.S. will add weekly Port of Oakland stops beginning in November.
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2016
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 - and is forecast to grow further still in 2016.

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