Peter T. Leach

Peter T. Leach

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

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Steel accounts for 9.5 percent of US breakbulk volumes by dollar value, and is a primary commodity at ports including Houston; New Orleans; Mobile; Brownsville, Texas; and on the Delaware River.

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The carriers are trapped in a vicious circle of declining revenues and rising debt that management consultancy AlixPartners termed “grim” in its latest shipping forecast.
Until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes a study of the Arthur Kill turning basin, the size of some ships on trans-Pacific strings that call at the four big container terminals on the western...
As the July–October peak shipping season nears, excess retail stock could act as a drag on containerized imports.
new Houston port cranes
Ports on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts have been deepening their harbors and channels and expanding infrastructure, preparing for the opening of the Panama Canal’s big new locks.
Savannah dredging
U.S. state governments have allocated substantial amounts to ports within their borders in recent years as a spur to economic development.
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.
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...
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...