Australia/Oceania

Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 18
18 Apr 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.
Japan remained the top export market for U.S. beef in 2013.
20 Nov 2013
U.S. beef exports in September remained ahead of 2012 levels, but pork exports continued to face “a number of challenges"...
01 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
25 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
Thumbnail of Securing Cargo infographic
22 Oct 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, “DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,” recommending...
20 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November and December.
18 Oct 2013
The Australian red meat industry sold record amounts of beef and goat meat to China in August. China imported 19 percent of Australia’s total red meat shipments, compared with 4 percent in August 2012.
Fiji
17 Oct 2013
CaroTrans has launched a direct less-than-containerload export service between Los Angeles and Suva, Fiji, expanding its reach in the Pacific Rim.
11 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November.
Trucks entering terminal gates at the Port of Los Angeles.
09 Oct 2013
Marine terminals have measures at their disposal to improve gate times and eliminate long truck queues, but this increased productivity must be paid for by one or more parties to the transaction, according to transportation consultants.
North American exports to Latin America. Source: Container Trades Statistics
08 Oct 2013
Containerized exports from North America to South and Central America experienced a year-over-year jump of 9.4 percent in July 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This is the largest increase in this lane since June 2012.

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