Asia-Europe trade begins 2019 with volatility

The Port of Rotterdam ended 2018 with a record 14.5 million TEU, an increase of 5.7 percent. But even though many hubs in the region handled […]

Low-sulfur fuel concerns haunt IMO rule rollout

“Shipowners are concerned about fuel oil compatibility issues causing problems with ship engines,” said Buddy Myers, knowledge expert and team manager at Boston Consulting Group. Photo […]

project44 extends visibility offering to ocean freight

Logistics provider Yamato Transport USA said that prior to implementing the project44 Ocean Visibility system, estimated arrival times for US-bound containers were accurate only 60 percent […]

Carriers urged to focus on service; not overextend reach

The container shipping industry reported a total profit of $7 billion in 2017, its first profitable year since 2010. Photo credit: Container carriers will be […]

Navis aims at small terminals with Octopi acquisition

The Octopi terminal operating system (TOS) is aimed primarily at terminals with annual handling volumes of 100,000 TEU and below. Photo credit: The terminal operating […]

Charters mitigate megaproject cargo risk

Due to the size of megaproject cargo, pieces may require individualized lift plans and/or special fittings and fastenings, and for the most part can only be […]

FMC Chairman Khouri loses ‘acting’ designation

  Federal Maritime Chairman Michael Khouri (center right) has signaled a cautious approach to new regulations. Photo Credit: JOC Images The Trump administration has designated Michael […]

NY-NJ eyes barge routes for 2019 launch

The Port of New York and New Jersey is looking at container-on-barge routes in an effort to reduce truck traffic in and around the port. Photo […]

LA-LB congestion reveals deeper supply chain issues

During the earlier-than-usual peak shipping season last year, LA-Long Beach terminals were operating at 105-110 percent utilization, according to Alan McCorkle, senior vice president, West Coast […]

Clear contracting could prevent detention-demurrage disputes

Speakers told the 2019 TPM Conference one way to avoid potentially costly detention and demurrage fees is to set clear terms in carrier contracts and to […]