Peter T. Leach

Peter T. Leach is editor-at-large with the JOC. He is based in New York.

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Shippers will have to pay more to ship their products around the world when the International Maritime Organization’s new container weight verification requirements take effect on July 1.

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SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
Meeting the new International Maritime Organization requirements under the Safety of Life at Sea amendment that all containers be weighed before loading for shipment could increase the cost of ocean...
warehouse
Warehouses and distribution centers near the largest U.S. population centers are filling up fast. The vacancy rate of 6.4 percent at the end of 2015 was the lowest in 15 years and is expected to get...
The mega-ships that container lines have been ordering and deploying on the Asia-Europe trade over the last four years don’t offer the cost savings their owners had counted on realizing, a top...
The impending shakeup of the membership in three of the four alliances among global container shipping lines will be difficult for beneficial cargo owners over the next year or more, but they may...
New locks project at Panama Canal
A panel of ocean shipping experts at the 16th Annual TPM Conference gazed in their crystal balls and saw very different outcomes for shipping patterns after the Panama Canal opens its new larger...
Agricultural exporters are educating longshore workers and terminals operators at West Coast ports on the extent their showdown caused in 2015 and early 2016, a shipper group head said Tuesday here...
The outlook for container shipping lines is not good, according to several speakers at the JOC’s 16th Annual TPM Conference.
Maersk container ship outside Hong Kong
Maersk Line expects container volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific to increase between 5 and 5.5 percent this year but sees little or no growth in westbound volumes.
Several of the world’s top container lines are entering a game of musical chairs. When the music stops, some of them will find themselves in different vessel-sharing alliances because of the chain...
Drewry is introducing a new procurement service for container shippers that conducts ocean shipping contract negotiations based on benchmark contract freight rates for all global trade lanes it...