Commentary

Commentary

North American seaports are expanding their services and enhancing their cargo-handling capabilities, creating jobs and assisting businesses looking to tap into the increasing overseas demand for raw materials and domestically manufactured products.
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group has hogged the headlines in the first week of 2014 with a rush of announcements that could prove to be game changers for container shipping.
With its announcement on Wednesday that it will revive the SeaLand brand to launch a niche intra-Americas carrier, Maersk took yet another step in redefining the container industry.
They say the wheels of justice turn slowly, and there’s no better proof than the protracted prosecution of price-fixing by U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico carriers betwen 2002 and 2008.
Last year, many of us acknowledged how challenging 2013 might be for the industry. As the new year approaches, it seems as if, just like Alice in Wonderland, we ran very fast but remained at the same spot: 2014 appears to be just as challenging.
Every year brings new challenges and opportunities in the shipping and logistics sectors, and we can be certain that 2014 will bring unique perspectives and interpretations of the possibilities on the horizon.