Top 35 Ocean Carriers: Still a puzzlement

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · October 2, 2017 Furthermore, this transition is driving growth and pushing business performance figures from “deep red into black,” says Patrik Berglund, CEO of Xeneta. He cautions, however, that carriers must continue to watch their spending. “Long-term rates are in some cases up by triple digits year-on-year,” he says, […]

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Ports address climate change

When the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) convenes its 106th Annual Convention and Expo in Long Beach next month, much of the focus will be placed on climate change and the devastation to ocean cargo gateways in the southeast and gulf hit hard by two recent hurricanes. That’s because environmental stewardship is something that […]

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Making way for new comers in ocean cargo arena

As we noted last year at this time, the poor handling of Hanjin Shipping’s downfall left many shippers scrambling for alternative carriers when the industry was also being disrupted by new alliances and consortia.  Maritime analysts for Xeneta – a global benchmarking and market intelligence platform based in Oslo, Norway – note that new alliances, […]

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Port Tracker report points to one new record, with one more maybe on the way

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. The ports surveyed […]

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C.H. Robinson expands Global Forwarding division with acquisition of Milgram & Company Ltd.

Late last week, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson announced it acquired Montreal, Quebec-based Milgram & Company Ltd., a provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, and surface transportation services. The sale price, according to C.H. Robinson, was roughly $62 million (CAD and $50 million USD), and it is expected to be […]

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Infrastructure dreams in limbo as Trump, Republicans running out of time in 2017 Congress

President Donald J. Trump is still expressing confidence that short-on-specifics long-term infrastructure funding plan would gain bipartisan backing in a fractured legislative environment in the waning days of this year’s Congress. But he’s also expressed confidence in ending Obamacare, giving the middle class a tax cut, modernize immigration laws and, oh yes, building that wall […]

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TOTE announces plans for new U.S. Mainland to Hawai’i service

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · 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. Conversations were started last week to secure the new deep water Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) […]

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