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Jul

14

Have We Reached the Peak - Cosco and OOCL Merger

On July 1, China's state-owned Cosco Shipping Holdings announced a bid to purchase a controlling share of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. (OOIL) for a staggering $6.3 billion. Cosco's acquisition of OOIL marks the latest (and possibly the last) in a wave of carrier consolidation that is reshaping the international shipping industry, which has struggled to return to profitability after a years-long slump. Read More

Jul

07

What Will It Take for US Ports to Modernize?

This month, the Journal of Commerce/IHS Markit published a white paper titled Port Productivity: Finding New Efficiencies Through Collaboration, which confirmed what many in the industry already knew: relationships between terminals and carriers are fundamentally broken. The report strongly calls for increased communication between ports and investment in data technologies that could benefit the entire supply chain, but it comes up against a terminal culture that is notoriously resistant to change. Read More

Jun

30

Optimizing Your Freight Spend

"How do I optimize my freight budget?" This is one of the first questions every business owner asks a logistics professional, and the first step is educating yourself about your specific needs in the current freight environment. All too often, businesses treat their transportation budgets as a chore or an afterthought, but they can be ripe with opportunities to save money and become more competitive. Read More

Jun

23

Congress Moves to Stop Shipping Alliance Collusion

Congress is eyeing changes to the Shipping Act in an effort to support domestic service providers in rate negotiations with carrier alliances. The tugboat industry has led the charge in protesting the alliances' plan to jointly negotiate for contracts, which they maintain would foster an anti-competitive environment and force them to accept non-compensatory rates for their services. Congress seems to agree, and members of both parties have said that the Shipping Act, which hasn't been updated since 1998, needs to be rewritten to reflect the increasingly consolidated and multinational industry. Read More

Jun

16

West Coast Ports Lose Their Grip on Asian Imports

For decades, the majority of Asian Imports have passed through West Coast ports, but that balance seems to be shifting. The East Coast, Gulf Coast, and even Canada are each claiming a larger share of the market, a trend that will likely continue as ports grow to accommodate a new wave of mega carriers. Read More


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