Ocean Shipping

By Patrick Burnson · September 25, 2017
The hiring of the port’s new maritime marketing director, Brendan O’Meara, will advance cargo operations in San Francisco.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2017
Earlier this week, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it signed off on an amendment to THE Alliance Agreement that, in a sense, ensures each member of THE Alliance has each other’s back in the form of a contingency fund that FMC said “can be used to help member carriers manage through, and recover from, the insolvency or financial distresses of a participating line.”
By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2017
The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “Top Tier” and begin competing for market share. By attacking targeted trade lanes left by the void of services, some carriers are finally finding a way to make money, too.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2017
Records are made to be broken for many different things, and in the case of United States-bound retail container volumes, records are being set in recent months, 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 · September 5, 2017
Matson Navigation has signed contracts with Paceco Corporation for the purchase of three new 65 long-ton capacity cranes and modifications to upgrade three existing cranes at its Sand Island Terminal in Honolulu Harbor.
By Patrick Burnson · August 24, 2017
More than 1,600 neo-Panamax1 ships have passed through the expanded Panama Canal since its opening on June 26, 2016.
By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2017
TOTE recently announced its intention to establish a new domestic shipping service to Hawai’i. The company is working with Philly Shipyard to construct four new environmentally advanced containerships, custom built for the trade.
By Jeff Berman · August 11, 2017
Keeping in line with recent sentiment, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for United States-bound retail container volumes to hit an all-time high in August.
By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2017
Recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL, entitled “Docked and Loaded: Five Trends turning the tide of the North American shipping industry,” takes a close look at various factors impacting the ocean shipping sector.
By Patrick Burnson · August 4, 2017
In marked contrast to most of the players in today’s ocean cargo marketplace, Oakland-based Matson, Inc., a leading U.S.-flagged transpacific carrier, recently reported strong bi-annual earnings.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2017
While most of the news in the ocean cargo carrier sector has been about its vulnerability to hackers, technology experts still caution carriers to optimize their networks.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2017
Global logistics managers reliant on continued investment in ocean cargo gateways received some sobering news last week from analysts at Fitch Ratings.
By Patrick Burnson · June 22, 2017
The new Navis survey contains mixed signals among shippers who see the need for change, but may be slow to embrace it.
By Patrick Burnson · June 8, 2017
Maersk Line has introduced a new service for supply chain managers seeking to finance their global trade while optimizing carrier service.
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.

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