Ocean Cargo

2020 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Crisis Cycle Calls for Collaboration

Thursday, August 20, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
Shipper/carrier collaboration has never been more crucial for an industry under pressure from the pandemic, ongoing international trade tensions and general, global economic disruption. This year, our maritime experts send out a call for more transparency and ongoing…

AlixPartners Study Urges Supply Chain Managers to Examine New Ocean Cargo Costs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 · Patrick Burnson
Container-shipping industry needs to offset up to $10 billion in costs accompanying new international sulfur regulation, says AlixPartners study

Roadblocks to Sustainable Logistics in India’s Auto Industry

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 · Saurabh Chandra, Debabrata Ghosh and Sandeep Nimje
India has emerged as a major automotive manufacturing hub. But this massive and complex market presents logistical challenges, especially at a time when there is increasing interest in sustainable logistics solutions. One option: Transport more autos by water—but the…

Global Port Terminals Continue to Weigh Significant Benefits of Automation, Says Survey

Monday, March 19, 2018 · Patrick Burnson
More evidence that the ocean cargo sector is initiating digital advances surfaced recently in a global port terminal survey conducted by Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation.

Some Resistance to Ocean Cargo Technology Continues to Persist

Thursday, June 22, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, told supply chain managers charged with keeping abreast of the latest changes in automation. But in a subsequent report released this week, analysts say that some sectors of the industry continue to resist.

New Study Says Global Ocean Cargo Industry at the “Tipping Point” of Digitization

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released today by the Business Performance Innovation…

Supply Chain Managers Focus on Ocean Carrier Solvency as New Alliances Get Under Way

Friday, April 7, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
Ocean carriers are “bleeding cash” as they rush to stem the flow by aligning themselves in new alliances, says a prominent industry analyst. But will that mad dash be enough for some of the most desparate cases?

National Retail Federation Urged to Work with Ocean Carrier Alliances Early

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
In a speech given to the National Retail Federation's International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City yesterday, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission gave a brief overview of the current state of the containerized ocean cargo…

Maersk continues ocean carrier consolidation trend, says it will acquire Hamburg Süd

Thursday, December 1, 2016 · Jeff Berman
Denmark-based Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, said today it plans to acquire to acquire Germany-based Hamburg Süd, the seventh largest container shipping line, from the Oetker Group.

As expected, Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. announce a merger

Monday, July 18, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
As forecasted in Logistics Management recently, ocean cargo container carriers Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have agreed to merge.

Caribbean Basin Supply Chains: Part I

Monday, June 20, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
With the Panama Canal expansion coming this month, 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.

California’s Trade Dominance at Risk

Thursday, June 2, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
While California has long been a vital leader creating trade and transportation trends, the state is becoming stymied by a variety of problems it can't seem to solve.

State of Ocean Container Supply Chain: Part I

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, three major consortia are fighting for market share, with some players simply hanging on for survival. Meanwhile, shippers may expect deployment shifts as a consequence of the Panama Canal expansion

Global Links: Investing in Supply Chain Resiliency

Thursday, May 5, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
Add “cyber exposure” and widespread fraud to the mix, and we have a daunting checklist to address before supply chains can be regarded as efficient and secure. Several recent studies indicate that risks are mounting for supply chains in even the most developed parts of the…

Paris Climate Treaty Needs Supply Chain Management Support

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
When the Paris Climate Treaty is signed at the end of the week on “Earth Day,” air cargo and ocean cargo transport providers will not be among the players.



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