Maritime News

U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.

C.H. Robinson's Sri Laxmana at TPM 2015.
Sri Laxmana, Director of Global Forwarding, Ocean Services, C.H. Robinson, comments on challenges the shipping industry faced in 2014 and what is ahead, including thoughts on various ways the Panama Canal expansion may impact West Coast volumes.

Bill Rooney, Kuehne + Nagel, at TPM 2015.
At TPM 2015, Kuehne + Nagel Vice President Trans-Pacific Seafreight Bill Rooney on commoditization in the shipping industry and the challenges that brings to various business segments, contract models and determining the importance of lower unit costs in the overall picture

The relatively new Port of Prince Rupert achieved 14 percent year-over-year growth last year. CEO Don Krusel discusses the strategy and forecasting that made that possible.

Stephane Rambaud
C.H. Robinson’s President of Global Forwarding Stephane Rambaud considers growth in the trans-Pacific trade lane, the effect of market volatility on relationships between shippers and carriers and potential new pricing

CSCL Globe, China Shipping container ship
China Shipping Container Lines in the first quarter continued its profitable turnaround that began with a positive 2014 annual result, reporting a 305 percent increase in net profit to $40 million.

container shipping at Port of Oakland
Forget faster shipping services and press container lines for better reliability is the advice from Drewry to shippers prepared to pay a premium for expedited options.

Hamburg Sud container ship transiting Panama Canal
German container line Hamburg Süd, traditional a north-south carrier, is putting volume growth in the major east-west trades at the top of its agenda this year.

Cars loaded on roll-on, roll-off ship
A year ago, the European roll-on, roll-off market was rife with fears of carrier bankruptcies, shotgun sales and shuttered operations. Then the unexpected happened: Oil prices plummeted, and those fears haven’t just been allayed, but ro-ro carriers are on the verge of a mini-boom.

With West Coast port congestion and container backlogs easing faster than predicted, beneficial cargo owners are reassessing their supply chain strategies for the coming shipping season.