International Freight Shipping

International Freight Shipping

News relating to the import and export business, including customs, current economics and more.

Commentary

The transloading trend is placing severe pressure on the largest container gateway in the Americas, where the adjacent Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handled a combined 14.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units last year.

News & Analysis

19 Jan 2015
Asian countries dominated the 2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index released today with four nations ranked in the top 10 emerging markets – China, Indonesia, India and Malaysia.
17 Jan 2015
Maersk subsidiary MCC Transport and China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) will both launch direct services between China and Myanmar on Jan. 24 to capitalize on growing trade between the two Asian nations.
16 Jan 2015
Spot rates on the Asia-U.S. East Coast rose to their highest level in more than a year, suggesting that the rapidly deteriorating labor talks on the West Coast are driving cargo owners in search of alternative gateways.
13 Jan 2015
Challenges remain for second-tier suppliers of major manufacturers in China’s inland production centres more than 14 years after the Go West policy was introduced to shift factories away from the wealthier coastal areas and boost the economies of its poorer central provinces.
07 Jan 2015
UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express Freight service, adding new origin and destination points for palletized
Hoegh Osaka
07 Jan 2015
The grounded car carrier Hoegh Osaka unexpectedly drifted free Wednesday after salvors delayed plans to refloat the vessel outside the U.K. Port of Southampton.
05 Jan 2015
Hoegh Autoliners is working with salvors to develop a plan to free a car carrier ship that was intentionally grounded off the Isle of Wight after developing a list following its departure from the British port of Southampton.
02 Jan 2015
Despite the smorgasbord of security crises in 2014, the global economy has managed to sputter along with few disruptions for global shippers. Are things likely to get worse in some regions of the world, and, if so, how?
30 Dec 2014
The steep fall of bunker fuel in recent months prices slowed over Christmas week, though the price per metric ton still continued to drop.
Houston breakbulk cargo
29 Dec 2014
So many breakbulk and heavy-lift carriers are losing money that industry analysts expect some smaller carriers to face bankruptcy in 2015 or consolidation with other carriers, at the very least.