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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)

Measuring your threshold for risk has become more complicated than ever. However, industry analysts contend that we need to get better at it because concerns about cyber security, financial malfeasance, political exposure and climate change are here to stay. (August 03, 2017)

As we head into the 2017 peak shipping season, the global ocean transportation market has stabilized, carriers are in a better position financially and the economy is trending upward, however, each year presents unique challenges to shippers looking to optimize ocean transportation spend while having access to the capacity needed to meet consumer demand. (August 03, 2017)

Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for global Ocean Carriers (August 02, 2017)

This Peak Season 2017 Ocean Transportation Infographic has been developed to help shippers navigate this year’s shipping season. (July 24, 2017)

As if global ocean carriers didn’t have enough trouble managing rates and capacity, government agencies have called into question the viability of alliances and mergers designed to restore stability in the industry. (June 01, 2017)

The flurry of buyouts and consolidation in the ocean cargo arena has shippers scrambling to book space and reconfigure supply chains this season. Meanwhile, logistics managers must make sense of new rumors that yet another major player may be for sale. (February 02, 2017)

The ocean cargo industry continues to be in turmoil, with some spot rates inching up countered by still more capacity tempering rate hikes in many key lanes. (January 30, 2017)

Here are six new Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia. (January 09, 2017)

With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th. (December 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)










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