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Online booking will bypass freight forwarders using Alibaba's shipping platform, One Touch, the world's largest e-commerce platform, Maersk and CMA CGM have signed letters of understanding to work together with Alibaba, and Amazon China is now a year into their new venture as a freight forwarder, game changing events for sure.
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As noted in reports generated at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, there’s been a new effort by many members to establish more “granular” details on container throughput.
(November 28, 2016)
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program. (October 20, 2016)
Two recent reports point to sustained growth for California's third largest ocean cargo gateway (October 17, 2016)
A strategic partnership with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management aimed at improving the global competitiveness of the nation’s supply chains was signed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. (October 16, 2016)
If seaport tenants cannot safely and efficiently operate their businesses, including moving cargo on and off ships, repairing vessels, and ensuring that ships are adequately supplied, it is the seaport that will ultimately suffer through lost business as shippers move to other ports and volume declines. (October 15, 2016)
Will the historic downfall of one major carrier provide a lesson for other Tier 1 competitors? As maritime analysts share their insights and forecasts of the ocean carrier market for 2017, they contend that this could be the year of reckoning for some. (October 04, 2016)
News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers (September 28, 2016)
SeaLand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, today introduces the Port of Hueneme, California as a new port call on its West Coast Central America (WCCA) Service.
(September 26, 2016)
A potential supply chain meltdown resulting from Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy has been averted at the Port of Oakland. (September 26, 2016)
August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were mixed according to data recently issued by the ports. (September 20, 2016)
A Transpacific shipping route linking Asia and the U.S. will add weekly Port of Oakland stops beginning in November. (September 13, 2016)
After two years on the job, Port of Long Beach’s CEO Jon Slangerup abruptly announced he would step down as head of the nation’s second largest port, effective Oct. 31. (September 10, 2016)
The Federal Maritime Commission has established a protocol for communicating requests for assistance to the agency concerning developments related to the status of Hanjin Shipping. (September 06, 2016)
With Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest ocean liner in the world that handles roughly 7% of U.S.-Asia cargo, filing for bankruptcy earlier this week, what happens next in regards to what happens to the cargo that was moving on Hanjin vessels at that time, as well as its subsequent short-term impact on the global supply chain remains far from clear. (September 02, 2016)
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was primarily a move to reduce costs. (September 01, 2016)