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Ocean Cargo Carriers Must Optimize Networks

Carriers will have some hard decisions for the remainder of 2017, they must continue to drive down costs through effective post-merger integration and fleet rationalization to bring supply and demand into balance, and continuously optimize networks to make them more efficient.

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Carriers will have some hard decisions for the remainder of 2017, they must continue to drive down costs through effective post-merger integration and fleet rationalization to bring supply and demand into balance, and continuously optimize networks to make them more efficient. (August 08, 2017)

This new generation of buyers and analysts will have more visibility into not only their own order status, but also to a rapidly evolving marketplace and the forces that are making an impact on costs and services globally. (August 03, 2017)

Even with a somewhat reduced growth forecast, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates stated that United States-bound retail container volumes call for an all-time volume high by the end of this summer. (June 12, 2017)

While United States-bound retail container volumes trended down in December, the over all outlook for 2017 volumes appears to be solid, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. (February 09, 2017)

November volume was estimated at 1.53 million TEU for a 3.6 percent annual increase, with December pegged at 1.48 million TEU for a 3.2 percent increase. And for all of 2016, the report is calling for volume to be up 1.6 percent annually at 18.6 million TEU compared to 2015’s 18.2 million TEU, which was up 5.4 percent over 2014. The first half of 2016 saw a 1.6 percent annual increase at 9 million TEU. The 1.6 percent estimate is lower than last month’s 2.2 percent prediction. (December 09, 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)

While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. (July 12, 2016)

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In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships. (July 01, 2015)

While vying for business amidst flat cargo volume growth, U.S. seaports also face heated competition for post-Panama Canal expansion market share. JLL’s fifth-annual Seaport Outlook ranks the most prominent ports in the U.S., this year identifying the availability of industrial real estate surrounding the ports as one of three top features shared by successful ports. (July 09, 2013)

With the cloud, every handoff is automatically recorded, and everyone involved can see it—the manufacturers and suppliers, the freight companies, the truck dispatchers, and the buyer. (April 02, 2013)

Bryn Heimbeck, president of Trade Tech, explains how his company's technology allows shippers and forwarders to streamline their sales, operations and accounting processes. (April 02, 2013)

Japan’s Advance Filing Rules require vessel operators and NVOCCs to electronically submit detailed information on maritime container cargoes at least 24 hours before departure of the vessel from a port of loading. Japan’s 24-hour rule mirrors requirements already in place for the US, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. (April 02, 2013)

When transportation and commodity costs rise like they did from 2006 through 2008, many companies examine their logistics spending to look for ways to save money. Should they switch carriers? Should they find alternative sources closer to home? Are carriers actually charging the agreed-upon rates? (March 20, 2013)

Company officials said this expansion was made to address market trends related to increased manufacturing and consumer demand in many regions, with these lanes originating in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South Africa. With this expansion, UPS has more than 1,700 direct LCL lanes serving 116 countries. (February 12, 2013)










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