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News & Analysis

Port of Long Beach.
22 Feb 2018
The 18th Annual TPM Conference marks the start of formal negotiations between many beneficial cargo owners and container lines on annual trans-Pacific service contracts. Price, as always, will drive those negotiations. However, as recent news demonstrates, price is not everything.
A CMA CGM container ship.
21 Feb 2018
This is the first, known announcement among the ocean carriers of any surcharges in the United States related to electronic logging devices.
Matson Navigation.
21 Feb 2018
Matson said its core businesses performed well during the fourth quarter, supported by strong demand for the carrier’s China service and higher lift volumes at the company’s SSAT.
Canadian Pacific Railway
21 Feb 2018
The expansion of business with Japan’s Ocean Network Express shipping alliance underscores Canadian Pacific Railway's intent to gain intermodal market share.
Hyundai Merchant Marine.
21 Feb 2018
After a year off, Hyundai Merchant Marine is about to get back into Asia-Europe, but not with the size ships that are traditionally deployed on the trade.
Shipping containers at a Brazil port.
20 Feb 2018
One of the service's main beneficiaries will be AP Moller Terminal Pecém, which will now host its first-ever direct call to Asia, slashing transit times by more than 15 days and possibly opening up a new route to the Middle East (via transhipment in Singapore) for Brazilian fruit exporters.
20 Feb 2018
Maersk gave an update on its transformation strategy at its capital markets day in Copenhagen.
19 Feb 2018
Rising demand from shippers looking for certainty and prepared to pay extra for it will see APL expanding its premium trans-Pacific services.
John Hall Griffith (1925-2018)
16 Feb 2018
A longtime shipping executive, John Griffith was instrumental in establishing containerized shipping in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trades.
Port of Los Angeles.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
Waste in the UK.
16 Feb 2018
Exporters in the United Kingdom are struggling to find new markets for the huge volume of recycled waste that has been banned by China.

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