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Ocean Shipping

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 30, 2017
Even before the recent cyber security attacks, ocean cargo analysts were urging ocean carriers to become more "connected." Meanwhile, the industry continues to mired in overcapacity.
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 13, 2017
Senior Marine Risk Consultant at AGCS says "a perfect storm" of increasing regulation and narrowing margins is looming
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 22, 2017
Two major players in the “digitization” of the ocean container shipping industry, have shared their observations about new networking opportunities.
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.
By Patrick Burnson · May 3, 2017
The ocean carrier industry was handed another setback by a major regulatory agency this week as the proposed merger of three Japanese liner companies was rejected by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2017
Data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers showed that United States-bound waterborne imports saw a nice recovery in March from a sluggish February.
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2017
March imports––at 855,511–– were up 7 percent annually and up 1.9 percent compared to February

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