Ocean Shipping

U.S-bound May imports show continued growth, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Friday, June 14, 2024 · Jeff Berman
May imports, at 2.70 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), rose 11% annually, following April’s 8% annual gain, with growth intact for the ninth consecutive month, following a 14-month stretch of annual declines. Total first quarter imports were up 11% annually.

Port of Baltimore May Not Reopen Until Summer

Thursday, March 28, 2024 · Andy Gray
The Port of Baltimore may remain closed until at least May, and possibly into the summer, as officials investigate and clean up the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse following a cargo ship strike on Tuesday.

February and year-to-date U.S. import volume is solid, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Monday, March 25, 2024 · Jeff Berman
February imports, at 2.44 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) increased 21% compared to February 2023. And when taking into account, the timing of the Lunar New Year, coupled with the impact of ongoing Red Sea and Panama Canal disruptions, the firm explained that…

Global Container Shipping Industry Sets Sights on Tech Investment, Capacity Concerns

Monday, January 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain professionals in the global container shipping industry expect more technology investment and positive growth in the market in 2024.

Toy Imports Down, But Still at Pre-COVID Levels

Friday, November 24, 2023 · Amy Wunderlin
While toy imports are down 30% year-over-year, they remain at 2019 pre-COVID levels, suggesting this holiday season may not be all doom and gloom for retailers.

Drought Continues to Impact Panama Canal Transit Times

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Ongoing drought conditions continue to impact the ability of large cargo ships to quickly traverse the Panama Canal.

Navigating the Panama Canal Drought: Tips to Get Your Shipments Moving

Friday, September 8, 2023 · Brian Straight
As the drought continues to hamper ocean vessel traffic in the Panama Canal, AlixPartners offers tips on how shippers can manage the current crisis.

Return to Market Normalcy Offers Opportunity

Friday, July 28, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new AlixPartners report found that continued calm in the logistics markets is offering an opportunity for participants to expand or reassess and realign their operations.

Talking Supply Chain: Could a tunnel across Colombia compete with the Panama Canal?

Thursday, February 16, 2023 · Bob Trebilcock
That's the question that Byron Bennett and the team from Zergratran plan to answer, with new technology to speed containers underground from the Pacific to the Atlantic in record time.

New VP of sales named at Georgia Ports Authority

Sunday, January 22, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Flavio Batista to focus on end-to-end logistics solutions for the ports.

Ocean Shipping Reform Act is examined by supply chain experts

Thursday, January 6, 2022 · Jeff Berman
Two supply chain experts review the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), which the House approved late last year.

Ocean Carrier Update: Pricing Continues its Upward Trend as Supply Chain Managers Fight for Space

Monday, September 20, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
The extreme consolidation within the ocean container sector we reported at this time last year has only intensified, say analysts for the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner.

Descartes Datamyne Gives Exclusive Interview on Current State of Ocean Cargo Supply Chains

Thursday, July 29, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
While there’s no shortage of demand from consumers, there continues to be shortages of labor, equipment and shipping capacity to meet their expectations. Supply chain disruptions, port congestion and rising shipping costs could continue to be challenges through the end of…

Exclusive Interview: Jon Monroe on Current State of Ocean Cargo Supply Chains

Monday, July 12, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Shippers might as well forget about planning for a “peak season,” industry analysts contend. Due to ongoing pressures from e-commerce and post-pandemic demand, ocean carriers are operating at crisis-driven velocity for the foreseeable future. Jon Monroe, president of…

Ocean Cargo Update: Policymakers to Promote More Transparency in the Supply Chain

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Supply chain managers reliant on ocean cargo shipping have been confronted with a series of calamities and close calls this year, note industry analysts. COVID-19 led to global changes in consumption and shopping patterns, including a surge in electronic commerce. This was…



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