The Asian Shippers' Council believes the Sri Lankan government has struck a blow for shippers by making the collection of terminal handling charges and other fees...
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05 Dec 2013
U.S. private equity group KKR is seeking a buyer for its majority stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, the Turkish roll-on, roll-off shipping line it acquired in 2007.
02 Dec 2013
Container lines currently use a variety of methods to announce general rate increases, but those tactics could become more regulated in the future...
27 Nov 2013
Midwest grain and soybean exporters who ship by barge down the inland waterways system will gain an advantage over global competitors at the end of 2015. That’s when the Panama Canal’s big new locks open to commercial traffic, allowing larger ships to carry more product from the U.S. Gulf to fast-growing markets in Asia at lower cost.
26 Nov 2013
Container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 81.2 percent of the time in September, a small increase of 0.4 percentage point from August...
25 Nov 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
25 Nov 2013
The largest ocean carriers sharply increased their market share at the expense of their smaller rivals in the third quarter, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
22 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced the following rate increases for a variety of trades slated to take effect in December and January.
21 Nov 2013
China Shipping (North America) has plans to relocate its customer service center in Houston and its intermodal center in Chicago to make way for a new...
20 Nov 2013
Ship and container reliability levels in the third quarter of 2013 were “disappointing,” according to Drewry Maritime Research’s recently published quarterly Carrier Performance Insight report.