An Australian fruit exporter has complained at the lack of transparency provided by shipping lines following faulty in-transit cold disinfestation treatment, a problem that can lead to the costly redirection of cargo.
While some terminals are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to automate their operations in high-volume ports such as Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, SSA Marine spent about $400,000 to install a semi-automated crane assist mechanism for a ship-to-shore crane in Long Beach that is so cost-effective it has application even for lower-volume ports.
Crime-tracking CargoNet expects a surge in freight theft in the U.S. over the Labor Day weekend, and reports cargo crime is rising in 2015.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is testing a container ship windshield that the Japanese carrier hopes will reduce wind resistance, save fuel, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 2 percent.
The KM Meratus Banjar 2 sank in the Java Sea, claiming the lives of two sailors.
Maersk Line is upgrading its Middle East-South Africa-West Africa, or Mesawa, service by adding a direct call at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in an attempt to pick up additional cargo.
The world’s chemical industry could significantly increase its competitive advantage by treating logistics as a key differentiator as other global industries do, according to research commissioned by DHL.
Spot freight rates on trade lanes from Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean held on to gains from the Sept. 1 general rate increase, rising for the second successive week, according to the latest reading of the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index.
Port Tampa Bay president and CEO Paul Anderson has been named chairman of Florida’s ports council, where all 15 of the state’s public seaports have been making a concerted effort of late to lure new business to the Sunshine State’s marine gateways.
Hyundai Merchant Marine has launched a new service connecting Asia and the west coast of Latin America.
Hong Kong to Los Angeles has long been known as one of the most dominant port pairings in the container trade, connecting the trade’s two largest national players, the United States and China, but what has been happening on the trade recently?
The steep drop in fuel prices year-over-year and over the summer is driving fuel surcharges down, reducing overall spot market truck rates and putting pressure on intermodal pricing, too. DAT saw spot truck rates drop by a penny last week, although line-haul rates were unchanged, thanks to lower surcharges.
Cargo thefts are on the rise in Brazil as the economy struggles and has officially entered a recession.