SSA Marine the past two weeks has been opening its Terminal 18 in Seattle an hour early each day and is keeping its gates open through lunch and coffee breaks.

At a time when the Southern California Ports' hold on discretionary cargo is tenuous, the state's all-out commitment to mitigating climate change is taking priority over port competitiveness.

"There is other business pending that must be addressed before the commission can turn its attention to this matter,” an FMC spokesman told

Launched last year, BoxTech contains the tare weight, max gross mass, and size type for containers from all over the world — particularly helpful for BCOs and forwarders meeting the new international SOLAS container weight requirements.

Spot rates in eastbound Pacific slide again this week as peak-season cargo surge is still a few weeks away.

Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd will post sharply higher earnings this year.

Shippers fear that the overturning of a guilty verdict for the Primorsk seaport for price fixing could set a bad precedent.

Despite relatively good demand across most major regions, terminal operators say they expect pressure on margins.

Increasing globalization brings increased complexity to the question of shipping transparency and visibility.

How do freight forwarders fit into the future of the industry? Will their position as middlemen become obsolete?