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Actively Operating Shipyards Decline Greatly Around the World

The Korea Offshore and Shipbuilding Association has released numbers confirming the expectations of many analysts: the number of actively operating shipyards around the world has fallen by more than 40 percent from what it was seven years ago. »


Hanjin Bankruptcy Not Expected to Greatly Impede Retail Imports

Hanjin Bankruptcy Not Expected to Greatly Impede Retail Imports

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. »


Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers

Study Zeroes in on Ways to Improve Health, Safety of Container Port Workers

An independent study published on Friday suggests ways to significantly improve the health, safety and welfare of workers in the global container port industry. »


Where Are All the Holiday Season Imports?

This summer, dockworkers, truckers and railroads geared up for a surge of retail goods passing through U.S. ports that hasn't occurred. Imports are flat at major seaports on both coasts heading into peak shipping season, the stretch in late summer and early fall when retailers usually load up on... »


With Store Shelves Stocked for Back-to-School Sales, August Should Be Banner Month for Retailers

With Store Shelves Stocked for Back-to-School Sales, August Should Be Banner Month for Retailers

August should be the busiest month of the year for import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports now that retailers have stocked up for back-to-school and are getting a head start on holiday season merchandise. That's according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the... »


Panama Canal Authority Disputes Claims Waterway Is Too Narrow

The Panama Canal Authority has refuted reports that there have been three collisions in the newly expanded Panama Canal. »


Zim Announces Upgrade of Med-West Africa Service

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is restructuring and upgrading its Mediterranean-West Africa (MAF) service. »


Container Seaports Viewed More as Mature in Value Than as Growth Sector

Container Seaports Viewed More as Mature in Value Than as Growth Sector

Softening demand growth coupled with larger liner shipping alliances and bigger ships is moving the container ports industry towards a value sector from growth sector, albeit still highly profitable, according to the Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2016 report... »


Federal Funds for U.S. Port Security Said Going to Non-Port Entities

Federal Funds for U.S. Port Security Said Going to Non-Port Entities

Dozens of port authorities and marine terminals received port security grants this summer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but millions of dollars from the $100m program went to local law enforcement agencies and other non-port entities. »


What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

As a majority of retail products are sourced in Asia and arrive at West Coast ports, mid-tier retailers who rely exclusively on centralized distribution centers may be incurring inefficiencies and limiting their growth. Routing all product to an East Coast or Midwest DC, only to bring a quarter of... »


Operators of Bulk Terminals Form Trade Association

Operators of Bulk Terminals Form Trade Association

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has been established to provide a voice for bulk terminal operators at a national and international level. »


Imports Pick Up as Back-to-School Shopping Nears

Imports Pick Up as Back-to-School Shopping Nears

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker... »


Designing a Transportation Network to Support Your Supply Chain: Balancing the Shift in Power Between Shippers and Carriers

Designing a Transportation Network to Support Your Supply Chain: Balancing the Shift in Power Between Shippers and Carriers

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR When it comes to moving goods, having an optimized transportation network can be a competitive advantage for your supply chain. The transportation landscape has become complicated for shippers in recent years, and it is only getting more complex. As the balance in power between... »


The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?

The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?

The new set of locks at the Panama Canal is open for business. How will it affect North American shipping patterns? »


Insurance Industry Eyes Increased Risks Expanded Panama Canal Brings

Insurance Industry Eyes Increased Risks Expanded Panama Canal Brings

The Panama Canal accounts for roughly five percent of world sea trade, and the expanded Panama Canal is estimated to generate a three percent increase in cargo volumes transiting the canal. »


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