International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News & Analysis

APL Logistics container loading in New York
20 Aug 2014
Neptune Orient Lines said Wednesday media reports that it plans to sell its logistics business, APL Logistics, for up to $900 million are "preliminary and exploratory in nature.”
Arctic waters
20 Aug 2014
The melting polar icecap is reheating ages-old dreams of cross-Arctic shortcuts for deep-draft ships sailing between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But logistics managers shouldn’t count on it happening next year — or even in the next decade.
18 Aug 2014
A shift from small container ships to fewer but larger ships could result in a decline in the number of vessels on the water this year, the first decrease in 20 years, Drewry Maritime Research said.
18 Aug 2014
Nine straight weeks of steady declines in pricing of low-sulfur bunker fuel have brought the price per metric ton down to the lowest levels in more than three years.
18 Aug 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 16, 2014
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
U.S. waterborne containerized imports of auto parts were up 7.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014.
14 Aug 2014
Containerized auto parts imports into the United States continued to trend upwards in the first half of 2014, in a market that has seen growth of over 10 percent in the past two years.
Arrival delays increased at the four U.S. East Coast ports studied by CargoSmart
14 Aug 2014
The top four ports on the U.S. East Coast saw delays in both arrivals and berth times in June, partially because of a surge in traffic from cargo diversions to East Coast during peak season.
14 Aug 2014
Refrigerated capacity in the container ship fleet is expected to surge around 22 percent through 2018, at the expense of a declining specialized reefer fleet, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review & Forecast.
Cranes
14 Aug 2014
Container terminals in gateway ports around the world, already suffering from congestion caused by mega-ships, may not be able to keep up with their ever-increasing size because of limits on crane technology and the lack of yard space.