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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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Declining freight volumes and reconfigured container vessel deployments may give Asia’s ports time to regroup, say industry analysts, who add that investment in infrastructure is badly needed. (August 15, 2016)
Total July POLA volume at 687,891 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.61 percent annually and ahead of June’s 676,006 TEU. July volumes at POLB saw a 7.7 percent annual decline at 637,091 TEU, which was ahead of May’s 603,339 TEU.
(August 15, 2016)
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,271,162—were down 6.1 percent annually and failed to keep up the momentum from the first quarter of 2016, which looked good by comparison with a 2.0 percent annual gain.
(August 05, 2016)
Ship owners are investing in optimization, but now the shipper has a role to play in helping an operator innovate by adjusting their own operations and aligning to be a desirable partner. (August 03, 2016)
As carrier consolidation and reconfigured deployment schedules become old news, contrarian views suggest that some unexpected consequences may be on the horizon for logistics managers. A prominent shipper, retail analyst, and international trade specialist advise a measured approach for the future. Ocean freight news, State of Ocean Freight 2016, Ocean Freight News, Ocean Cargo Update 2016 (August 03, 2016)
With ocean cargo shipping analysts predicting a return to fairly robust peak season volumes on the U.S. West Coast, stakeholders are adamant that port congestion need not be an issue once again. Ocean ports update 2016, Ocean Cargo Ports News, Ocean Freight News, Port of Oakland (August 02, 2016)
(August 01, 2016)
Figuring out appropriate freight movements on the high seas has always been a bit of a chess match for global shippers. And as readers of Logistics Management have learned over the past year, the game could get even more complicated as shippers try to make sense of quickly shifting ocean carrier alliances and partnerships. (August 01, 2016)
Over the past two years, so much of our ocean freight and ports coverage centered around the labor/management struggles at the U.S. West Coast ports as well as the pending opening of the expanded Panama Canal. (August 01, 2016)
While the rail and intermodal sectors had been enjoying steady growth over the past few years, these vital sectors have not been immune to the freight slowdown being felt on the highways, in the air, and on the high seas over the course of 2016. In fact, that’s been made clear with the declining volumes on a year-to-date basis for freight rail, with intermodal following suit. (August 01, 2016)
Freightos logistics technology LogTech Company launches frictionless trade by bringing global freight pricing, booking and freight management online. (July 26, 2016)
With the new SOLAS Regulation that came into effect in July 2016, there has been a lot of discussion about what the new ruling entails, and what it will mean for the industry. (July 25, 2016)
What is SOLAS? Why is it necessary and what are its implications? SEKO Logistics explore this and many other consequences of the SOLAS convention. (July 25, 2016)
As forecasted in Logistics Management recently, ocean cargo container carriers Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) have agreed to merge. (July 18, 2016)
Total June POLA volume at 676,006 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was off 6.3 percent annually, and POLB was up 3.4 percent in June at 603,339 TEU. (July 18, 2016)