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  • NVO spot rates, risk to trans-Pac shippers vary widely

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 5:50PM EST - Mon Jan 23 22:50:48 UTC 2017

    [caption]Spot market players must balance risk and reward.[/caption]Beneficial cargo owners that book through non-vessel-operating common carriers should be aware that spot rates can vary by as much as 30 percent, and those that seek the lowest rates have the highest risk that their cargo will be rolled or they will...

  • Trans-Atlantic container volume receding

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 4:27PM EST - Mon Jan 23 21:27:59 UTC 2017

    [caption]While trans-Atlantic volume will likely rise this year, it will slip down the ranks of the world's busiest container trades.[/caption]The trans-Atlantic continues to slide down the container route rankings and it’s unlikely the new US administration will give it the boost it needs, Drewry Shipping Consultants says. Traffic on the headhaul...

  • Chinese exporters turn to Russian ports

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 3:20PM EST - Mon Jan 23 20:20:40 UTC 2017

    [caption]The port of Vladivostok is emerging as a favorite for some Chinese exporters.[/caption]Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports to capitalize on lower costs and shorter transit times compared to Chinese ports such as Dalian and Yingkou.  As a result, more than 20 contracts...

  • Oakland provides hope for port productivity progress

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 1:05PM EST - Mon Jan 23 18:05:56 UTC 2017

    December’s JOC Port Performance North America Conference in Iselin, New Jersey, highlighted the continuing — some would say perpetual — problems of port congestion and inefficiency along with the structural difficulties of changing well-established practices in the face of chronic container shipping overcapacity.  Amid the gloom, however, were some bright...

  • Law change to spur Brazilian port investment

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 12:01PM EST - Mon Jan 23 17:01:07 UTC 2017

    [caption]Embraport in the port of Santos will likely be among the first to take advantage of the rule changes.[/caption]Private marine terminal operators in Brazil, and particularly Santos, will benefit from legal changes that add 10 years to the length of some concessions, bringing them to 35 years, and allow terminals...

  • TRAC upgrades Mobile chassis fleet

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 11:39AM EST - Mon Jan 23 16:39:46 UTC 2017

    [caption]TRAC Intermodal has an active fleet of more than 250,000 chassis.[/caption]TRAC Intermodal plans by March to convert its 500-plus marine chassis at the Port of Mobile to radial tires, furthering an industry-wide push to upgrade intermodal equipment quality to keep more chassis in circulation. Truckers have long complained about the quality...

  • Bracing for Instability in Global Trade

    Journal of Commerce - - Mon Jan 23 16:06:55 UTC 2017

    In early 2016, analysts predicted positive trends and a big trade uptick. Instead, global trade volumes fluctuated and consumer spending diminished, worldwide protectionism and de-globalization became evident and supply chain risks were enhanced, which left importers and exporters scrambling to stay on course. As we move into 2017, global trade management...

  • 2017 Container Shipping Outlook

    Journal of Commerce - - Mon Jan 23 15:59:43 UTC 2017

    After suffering five straight years of financial losses in their global operations, ocean carriers will attempt to negotiate higher service contract rates in 2017 despite lingering overcapacity. They just might pull it off. Still, with most economists projecting modest import growth of about 2 to 3 percent this year, and...

  • ILWU casual hiring at LA-LB protects against shortages

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 8:51AM EST - Mon Jan 23 13:51:57 UTC 2017

    [caption]The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers have embarked on a months-long process to increase the pool of available longshore labor in Southern California.[/caption]Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are moving aggressively to ensure there will be enough dockworkers to handle cargo in the largest US...

  • Public Indian ports halt market share loss

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 23, 2017 8:36AM EST - Mon Jan 23 13:36:04 UTC 2017

    [caption]The private Indian port of Mundra has emerged as a major threat to public container gateways on India's west coast.[/caption]India’s major, or public, ports are slowly regaining market share lost to their so-called minor, or private, rivals over the past few years, reflecting the progress of the ongoing Sagar Mala...

  • Yang Ming outlines financial recovery plan

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 22, 2017 10:51PM EST - Mon Jan 23 03:51:16 UTC 2017

    [caption]The plan ensures Yang Ming Line a level of financial protection in the coming years.[/caption]Yang Ming Line said it can draw on a $1.9 billion state fund should it need financial assistance as the container line prepares a recapitalization plan in which the Taiwanese government will extend its stake in...

  • Production shifts drive aluminum breakbulk shipments

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 22, 2017 9:00AM EST - Sun Jan 22 14:00:41 UTC 2017

      [caption align="center"][/caption]One of the few bright spots among breakbulk commodities has been the shipment of aluminum, and it’s no mystery why. “There’s a mismatch between nodes of consumption and nodes of production,” said John Mothersole, director of research at IHS Pricing and Purchasing Service, a sister unit of JOC.com within IHS...

  • Tweaks to PierPass needed, to a point

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 22, 2017 9:00AM EST - Sun Jan 22 14:00:39 UTC 2017

    Before the holidays, I wrote that PierPass was a success and that care should be taken in evaluating and implementing any changes. Its main accomplishment in shifting roughly half of Los Angeles-Long Beach cargo to off-peak hours very simply allowed the largest and most important US container artery to continue...

  • Bechtel targets building accuracy via innovation

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 21, 2017 9:00AM EST - Sat Jan 21 14:00:43 UTC 2017

    Innovation means different things to different people. For construction giant Bechtel, it’s a springboard to new ways of thinking about project execution. In a tough market for the engineering, procurement, and construction industry, Bechtel’s Engineered Logistics initiative seeks to take the company’s 118 years of experience and knowledge and leverage it...

  • How China could dominate the global shipping scene

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 21, 2017 8:00AM EST - Sat Jan 21 13:00:56 UTC 2017

    Liner shake-ups, mergers, buyouts, and a failure shook the maritime industry in 2016. New alliances and concomitant service changes this year and next could have just as much of an impact on container carriers and the shippers relying on them. Two announcements already this year have the industry abuzz, and one...

  • KCS tries to assure NAFTA-worried shippers

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 20, 2017 5:28PM EST - Fri Jan 20 22:28:10 UTC 2017

    [caption]The election of President Trump has created uncertainty for the north-south rail line. Photo Credit: Roy Luck.[/caption]Kansas City Southern Railway is trying to reassure intermodal rail shippers that President Donald Trump’s plan to reboot NAFTA won’t have an immediate impact on shipments on the railroad’s US-Mexico network, nor is it clear...

  • US court rejects appeal by ro-ro shippers in antitrust case

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 20, 2017 5:05PM EST - Fri Jan 20 22:05:56 UTC 2017

    A US appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision that vehicle buyers and dealers cannot pursue private antitrust lawsuits seeking treble damages from roll-on, roll-off carriers that colluded to fix shipping rates. The Philadelphia-based 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s ruling that the Shipping...

  • Trans-Pacific spot rates stabilize as factory shutdowns near

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 20, 2017 4:28PM EST - Fri Jan 20 21:28:41 UTC 2017

    US importers’ stronger demand for vessel space kept spot freight rates in the eastbound Pacific elevated this week in the lead up to factory shutdowns in Asia on Jan. 28 for the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebration. Since some carriers and beneficial cargo owners are in the early stages...

  • ILWU's Trump protest shuts down Oakland terminal

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 20, 2017 2:57PM EST - Fri Jan 20 19:57:37 UTC 2017

    Oakland International Container Terminal, the largest container facility at the Northern California port, was shut down Friday as longshoremen were protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Oakland’s three other container terminals maintained yard and gate operations, though they were not working the vessel operations while the matter was being handled through...

  • Landstar's Laredo expansion extends Mexico reach

    Journal of Commerce - Jan 20, 2017 1:43PM EST - Fri Jan 20 18:43:57 UTC 2017

    Landstar System is planning for an expansion of US-Mexican trade, despite the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s trade policies and challenges facing Mexico’s economy. The $3.3 billion US trucking operator opened a terminal in Laredo, Texas, the largest crossing point for US-Mexico truck traffic, significantly increasing Landstar’s cross-border capacity. The 31,000-foot-logistics facility,...

Posted: 23 May 2012, last updated 23 May 2012

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