Trans-Pacific

The SCFI for the Mediterranean fell 6.4 percent in the week ending April 18.
18 Apr 2014
Spot container freight rates measured by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index were mixed again this week...
Standing: Peter Leach, JOC. Seated, left to right: William Payne, NYK Line; Mike White, Maersk Line; Wolfgang Freese, Hapag-Lloyd; Gene Seroka, APL; Howard Finkel, Cosco North America.
03 Mar 2014
Vessel capacity is exaggerated but container ship lines continue to struggle to raise rates to cover costs and meet service demands, carrier executives told the JOC’s 14th annual TPM conference.
03 Mar 2014
2014 is shaping up as a hopeful year for the trans-Pacific trade, at least compared with the recent past. But if you’re looking for things to worry about, you don’t need to look far.
03 Mar 2014
Kuehne+Nagel’s operating earnings soared 20 percent in 2013 driven by market-beating growth in air freight volumes, almost doubled contract logistics profit and increased market share on the transpacific and transatlantic container trades.
03 Mar 2014
The past year has been tumultuous for the U.S. maritime industry, with powerful vessel-sharing alliances deploying mega-ships to West Coast ports, terminal operators consolidating their facilities, carriers exiting the chassis business and, on the national scene, implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, North Europe, week ending Feb. 28, 2014.
28 Feb 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern European and Mediterranean ports fell about $120 per TEU in the week of Feb. 28...
Port Metro Vancouver
28 Feb 2014
Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association says it will hold a strike vote on March 1 that could result in its members joining hundreds of other truckers who walked off the job...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for Feb. 28
28 Feb 2014
Multiple container lines hope to increase rates in a variety of trade lanes from March through June, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting...
Port Metro Vancouver
28 Feb 2014
Li & Fung Logistics isn’t waiting for the worst-case scenario. The logistics division of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung — and other cargo owners like it who ship through the U.S. West Coast — will be watching closely over the next four months as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers engage in tough negotiations on a new labor contract.
21 Feb 2014
Spot container freight rates from Shanghai to northern European and Mediterranean ports fell about $150 per TEU in the week of Feb. 21...
20 Feb 2014
Westwood Shipping has found new use for its fleet of four BulkCon ships. The carrier, which has specialized in transporting forest products since 1892, added refrigerated cargoes to the mix in the summer of 2013.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
18 Feb 2014
Major carriers aim to hike rates in a variety of trade lanes in March, although any increases achieved could be temporary.

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