Top 35 Ocean Carriers: Still a puzzlement
The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “top tier” and begin competing for market share. With this, logistics mangers putting container shipping to work are facing the biggest shift in their carrier base in 20 years—and now must adapt their procurement and contract strategy. More
Ports of LA/Long Beach move ahead on zero emission mandate
According to port spokesmen, the document “provides high-level guidance for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future” while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position. More
Japanese carriers perform well
Japanese carriers K Line, MOL and NYK all performed well in their half year reports ahead of their merger into Ocean Network Express (ONE) next April. More
Hamburg Port to Attract Clean Ships with New Fee System
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) plans to introduce a new fee rating system featuring an environmental component in an effort to support clean vessels calling at the port. More
NRF: Modernize NAFTA, Do Not Withdraw
The United States should work to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement but should not withdraw from the agreement, the National Retail Federation said. More
NRF: Imports at Top US Container Ports Set a 2nd Record High
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high at US major retailer container ports this summer and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report published by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. More
Container carrier reliability stood at just over 72 percent in September, marking the third straight month of declines, according to Lars Jensen, chief executive officer and partner at SeaIntelligence Consulting.
Container industry trends creating new challenges for port terminals.
Carrier consolidation and the deployment of larger containerships, coupled with lagging infrastructure has created significant issues for North American terminals, according to a new report from consulting firm AlixPartners.