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Tag Archives: Ocean Freight

Innovation Pushing Logistics to New Levels in Mexico

Other languages available.   Global supply chain expansion presents exciting opportunities for companies that want to take advantage of the world marketplace. There are new markets to explore, new business partners to work with, and new customer bases to tap. But when companies go global, their freight covers longer distances and more entities are involved […]

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Spot Freight Rates Spiked Prior to the Chinese New Year

Carriers were finally achieving some measure of relief in freight rates as vessel load factors improved with the approach of Chinese New Year. Spot rates on the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index spiked to both the West and East Coasts in advance of the two-week celebrations that began on last Friday. Asia to United States The […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Positive or Negative For Workers?

Texas A&M Professor weighs in on the global benefits of the TPP Labor Provisions. Robertson leans towards the positive. Labor provisions are among the most controversial dimensions of modern trade agreements. That’s been true in every major U.S. free trade agreement since NAFTA, and the latest agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), includes expanded and more […]

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Weighing In on the “Weigh-In”

Container lines, U.S. shippers and logistics providers are coming together to figure out the best way to prepare for the July 1, 2016 start of new global regulations requiring the weighing of containers before they are allowed to be loaded onto a ship. The Agriculture Transportation Coalition and the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have created a […]

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Sailing Through Shipping Turbulence

Coordinating and optimizing ocean freight transportation can be a balancing act. Today, companies shipping freight via ocean transport need to create whatever advantages they can. Rising costs, increasingly complex schedules, new rules and regulations, and a variety of other issues, not the least of which is congested, overburdened ports on both coasts. Who were the […]

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Rumors continue in China about the consolidation of four state-owned giants after first-quarter loss announcement

China Cosco Holdings reported a first-quarter loss of $166 million just hours after being forced to make its second unusual trading announcement of the month as rumors that the carrier would be merged with China Shipping Container Lines continued to galvanize the market. The carrier’s loss-making quarter was still a 45 percent improvement on the […]

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Ocean Freight – Tapping the Full Potential

Access to the relevant industry sectors, integrated solutions far beyond the scope of transportation, close cooperation with the carriers: de Vroet, Head of Global Ocean Freight at DB Schenker Logistics, on the success strategy of his business division. Mr. de Vroet, for years the container shipping industry has been haunted by drastic overcapacity; freight rates […]

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Unwinding West Coast Ports Could Take 2 Months

Retailers and shippers are bracing for further shipment delays after the apparent resolution of a months-long labor dispute. A tentative labor agreement involving 29 ports was announced late on Friday involving 20,000 dockworkers. Tensions over their lack of a contract since July had led to chronic cargo backups. But port officials and companies warned it […]

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New Regional CEO of DB Schenker Americas – Philippe Gilbert

DB Schenker today announced the appointment of Philippe Gilbert to the position of Regional CEO, Americas, effective March 1, 2015. Philippe joined DB Schenker Americas in March 2013 as Regional Director, Europe West, and has made a significant contribution to the company both strategically and financially over the last two years. Philippe is taking over […]

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PMA to halt ship work on four of next five days

The Pacific Maritime Association said its members will suspend U.S. West Coast vessel operations on four of the next five days rather than provide longshoremen with holiday or weekend pay for “severely diminished productivity.” Vessel operations by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will be suspended coast-wide on Thursday (Lincoln’s Birthday), Saturday,  Sunday and Monday […]

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