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It is time for the Federal Maritime Commission to fish or cut bait. Three large logistics companiesForwarding
Where's the peak season?
carriers' predictions<br><br>It's late August in the eastbound trans-Pacific ocean container trade,Forwarding
Tariffs: Still a tool for shippers?
Searching for a tariff rate can be nearly as difficult as locating a left-hand monkey wrench. Such aForwarding
For ocean carriers, the recent rise in freight rates has added some luster to the U.S. wastepaper exForwarding
'Carriers' market' in trans-Atlantic
After several years of battling unfavorable market conditions, trans-Atlantic carriers are enjoyingForwarding
Back on the hunt?
Interest is brewing in whether CP Ships, a savvy force for consolidation in container shipping, willForwarding
The fight of his lift
After 16 years as president of the International Longshoremen's Association, John Bowers was ready tForwarding
Agent of change
There's no love lost between John Bowers, president of the International Longshoremen's Association,Forwarding
Europe's antitrust review heats up
European regulatory authorities are casting a critical eye at longstanding rules that permit shippinForwarding
Coming: new batch of mega-ships
The universe is expanding, the prevailing theory of physics says, and so are container ships. A newForwarding
Sticking to script
Despite the growing number of large ships scheduled to enter service during the next three years (StForwarding
Full-ahead for MSP
What's remarkable about the new Maritime Security Program is the expedited treatment that Congress iForwarding
Does the FMC mean business?
Does the Federal Maritime Commission really mean business? The federal agency that oversees liner shForwarding
Three weeks and counting
Evergreen Marine and its customers will be weeks recovering from an International Longshoremen's AssForwarding
Since John Bowers became president of the International Longshoremen's Association in 1987, the unioForwarding
Still more to do
Six years after its founding as an amalgam of British and Dutch shipping lines, P&O Nedlloyd is theForwarding
Let the public be heard
The Federal Maritime Commission says it's just an adjustment in its procedural rules, but the actionForwarding
Warning: Tight squeeze ahead
Sweeper ships" was industry jargon that became widely used during last year's trans-Pacific peak shiForwarding
East and west
Trans-Atlantic carriers say they're optimistic that they'll secure a substantial portion of the geneForwarding
Rates going UP
The economy is sluggish. The nation is at war. Consumers are anxious. Retail stores and warehouses aForwarding
Free time folly
With several marine terminals in the U.S., Stevedoring Services of America suffers every time one ofForwarding
They won't be fooled again
Last year, carriers in the eastbound Pacific had a shortage of space but failed to seize the opportuForwarding
Who Will Prevail?
When Sean Quinn heard the rate increase that trans-Pacific carriers are seeking this year, his reactForwarding
The FMC's new search engine
Imagine a stack of paper more than 4,100 feet tall - three times the height of Chicago's Sears TowerForwarding
Low bid, any value?
Once denigrated for putting price above value, the online auction business is an auction in name onlForwarding
As Mark Twain might have said if he were dropped into the body of a modern-day shipping industry anaForwarding
For APL, rates need to improve
Reduced capacity, cost cutting, increased attention to yield management and growth in logistics - thForwarding
Within the business of ocean shipping, few stories stand out more than the growing relevance of theForwarding
Jacobs is out at Neptune Orient
In 1999, Flemming R. Jacobs stunned many in the shipping industry with his decision to leave A.P. MoForwarding
A pivotal year for P&O Nedlloyd?
Look for a possible public stock offering and a major acquisition by the Anglo-Dutch container shippForwarding
Winter blahs in trans-Pacific
service-contract negotiations<br><br>Trans-Pacific shippers and carriers pay close attention to U.S.Forwarding
Bracing for a storm
Marian Duntley, corporate customs manager at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., is confronting the same issuForwarding
'It's not just a minor tweak'
Six thousand miles long and heavily dependent on refrigerated cargo requiring specialized equipment,Forwarding
The quiet carrier
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is finally living up to its name. For years, the company relayed cargo toForwarding
Out in the cold
Four decades after it opened, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes navigation system remains oneForwarding
Europe dances around antitrust
How big of a deal was the European Commission's decision this month to grant the Trans-Atlantic ConfForwarding
Who was hit the hardest?
As the queues of ships outside West Coast ports have diminished following the 10-day lockout of longForwarding
Recovering costs of the slowdown
The shutdown of West Coast ports last month has created tremendous congestion and additional costs fForwarding
Senator Lines pares back
Senator Lines, the shipping company formed in 1994 after the unification of Germany through the mergForwarding
Ready, willing and able
Less than 24 hours after West Coast ports reopened following the 10-day lockout of longshoremen, a HForwarding