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Jan 14, 2011

FMC Tightens the Net in the Trade Lanes

Antitrust scrutiny of trans-Pacific carriers has just got a little sharper. Grand Alliance, the New World Alliance, and CKYH now have to report on route schedules, TEU numbers and deadweight capacity each month instead of quarterly. (Of course, they are in more than just the Pacific lane, but that’s what the FMC is after.)

Antitrust scrutiny of trans-Pacific carriers has just got a little sharper. Grand Alliance, the New World Alliance, and CKYH now have to report on route schedules, TEU numbers and deadweight capacity each month instead of quarterly. (Of course, they are in more than just the Pacific lane, but that’s what the FMC is after.)

Dec 03, 2010

Going West a Slow but Inevitable Process for China's Factories

As the coastal provinces struggle towards the distant dream of a greener future, China tries to push its polluting industries inland. Although China has some of the strictest environmental regulations in the world, enforcement is an issue.

As the coastal provinces struggle towards the distant dream of a greener future, China tries to push its polluting industries inland. Although China has some of the strictest environmental regulations in the world, enforcement is an issue.

Aug 17, 2010

Indian Maritime Administration Set to Come Closer to the Trade

Beleaguered by manpower shortage, complaints stockpile on delays and need for greater transparency, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) the statutory maritime authority appointed by the Government of India, takes a proactive stance announcing a series of measures to refurbish the image of the National Maritime Administration.

Beleaguered by manpower shortage, complaints stockpile on delays and need for greater transparency, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) the statutory maritime authority appointed by the Government of India, takes a proactive stance announcing a series of measures to refurbish the image of the National Maritime Administration.

Aug 17, 2010

Short, Sharp Services An Alternative to Slow Steaming Lines

Transpacific container trade finds two new services being launched, one by mainland line Hainan Pan Ocean Shipping and the second by US carrier Matson Line.
UK-based PR News Service says Hainan will use four 2,500 TEU ships on a Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach rotation, while Matson will deploy 3,500 TEU vessels on a Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Long Beach service.

Transpacific container trade finds two new services being launched, one by mainland line Hainan Pan Ocean Shipping and the second by US carrier Matson Line.
UK-based PR News Service says Hainan will use four 2,500 TEU ships on a Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach rotation, while Matson will deploy 3,500 TEU vessels on a Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Long Beach service.

Dec 06, 2010

Sign of the Times: ASA to Disolve at Year's End

The Board of Directors of the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announce its decision to dissolve the organization effective December 31, 2010. The decision comes after a review of the organization’s charter and changes in the industry landscape convinced the Board that another approach was needed to address the industry’s issues in Washington.

The Board of Directors of the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announce its decision to dissolve the organization effective December 31, 2010. The decision comes after a review of the organization’s charter and changes in the industry landscape convinced the Board that another approach was needed to address the industry’s issues in Washington.

Sep 01, 2011

Container Industry: Slump to 50 Year Low

According to a report on Bloomberg, the container-shipping industry is dealing with the longest stretch of near-zero rates in its half-century history on the Asia-to-Europe route.Commerce on the world’s second-busiest container route rose 4.2% in the second quarter, according to the Bloomberg report, the weakest since the end of 2009, Woking, England-based Container Trade Statistics Ltd. estimates.

According to a report on Bloomberg, the container-shipping industry is dealing with the longest stretch of near-zero rates in its half-century history on the Asia-to-Europe route.Commerce on the world’s second-busiest container route rose 4.2% in the second quarter, according to the Bloomberg report, the weakest since the end of 2009, Woking, England-based Container Trade Statistics Ltd. estimates.

Sep 01, 2011

10 Years After 9/11, Security Still a Top Priority of

Port and industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere pause Sunday, Sept. 11, as part of the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in Seattle (Sept. 11-15), to remember those tragically lost in the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil 10 years ago. Among those lost were 84 industry colleagues from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who perished at the World Trade Center.

Port and industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere pause Sunday, Sept. 11, as part of the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in Seattle (Sept. 11-15), to remember those tragically lost in the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil 10 years ago. Among those lost were 84 industry colleagues from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who perished at the World Trade Center.

Dec 07, 2010

FTA Between Korea and US Will Have to Box It's

The US and South Korea reach agreement on a bilateral trade deal expected to radically boost imports and exports between the two nations. 10 years after the free trade deal between Korea and the US comes into effect in 2012, Korea's trade balance expects to reach a US$2 billion surplus.

The US and South Korea reach agreement on a bilateral trade deal expected to radically boost imports and exports between the two nations. 10 years after the free trade deal between Korea and the US comes into effect in 2012, Korea's trade balance expects to reach a US$2 billion surplus.

Jul 21, 2010

Properly Prioritized? MARAD Weighs in on America's Marine Highway

The Marine Highway System is getting more money thrown at it than it ever has in the past. However, the amount of money needed to complete a viable Marine Highway System in the U.S. still far exceeds any amount allocated toward it.

The Marine Highway System is getting more money thrown at it than it ever has in the past. However, the amount of money needed to complete a viable Marine Highway System in the U.S. still far exceeds any amount allocated toward it.

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Dec 08, 2010

Reincarnation of Coastal Association

Despite shouting from the roof tops in strident notes, major players of the Indian maritime trade and industry find the government oblivious to their pleas while turning a blind eye to their plight.

Despite shouting from the roof tops in strident notes, major players of the Indian maritime trade and industry find the government oblivious to their pleas while turning a blind eye to their plight.