By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program.
By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2016
Two recent reports point to sustained growth for California's third largest ocean cargo gateway
By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2016
News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, today introduces the Port of Hueneme, California as a new port call on its West Coast Central America (WCCA) Service.
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
A potential supply chain meltdown resulting from Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy has been averted at the Port of Oakland.
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 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 Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2016
Declining freight volumes and reconfigured container vessel deployments may give Asia’s ports time to regroup, say industry analysts, who add that investment in infrastructure is badly needed.
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 7, 2016
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to position themselves as logistics hubs to attract an ever-growing number of carriers serving this dynamic marketplace.
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2016
According to American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the threat of terrorist smuggling at U.S. ports appears to be increasing.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
Look for new technologies to help expedite the process, but analysts warn that hidden fees and surcharges may also be imposed.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2016
The new container weighing regulations introduced to enhance maritime safety and reduce the dangers to containerships, their crews and all those involved throughout the maritime supply chain have been welcomed by the the Global Shippers’ Forum, but it now has voiced new concerns about fees.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announcement of a partial Volkswagen settlement with the federal government and the California Air Resources Board.
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2016
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle weighed in on the upcoming implementation of the SOLAS Convention’s verified gross mass (VGM) requirements, thereby adding urgency to the issue.

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