ocean cargo

Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Fire Subsides on Cargo Ship Carrying Volkswagen EVs

Smoke billows from the burning Felicity Ace car transport ship Smoke billows from the burning Felicity Ace car transport ship on Feb. 16. (Portuguese Navy via Associated Press)

LISBON, Portugal — A fire aboard a ship carrying cars in the Mid-Atlantic is dying out, a Portuguese navy officer said Feb. 22, and the huge vessel is expected to be towed to the Bahamas.

Barry Hatton | Associated Press
February 22, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports and Airports Continue Climb Back to Normalcy

Ship in port Container ship in the Port of New Orleans. (Port of New Orleans)

With a year plagued by severe weather and coronavirus recovery, ports and airports across North America are clamoring to stay ahead of the cargo backlogs and shipments.

November 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

UPS, FedEx Swap Places Atop Global Freight Carriers List

Port A Maersk truck pulls in as dozens of trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/Associated Press)

Although it remains unclear when the flow of international freight will return to normalcy, the companies on the Transport Topics 2021 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list are doing their part to ensure that cargo continues to move via ship, truck, train and aircraft.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NTSB: Officer’s Error Likely Caused 2019 Shipwreck Off Georgia

NTSB: Officer’s Error Likely Caused 2019 Shipwreck Off Georgia A towering crane straddles remains of the shipwrecked cargo vessel Golden Ray in the waters off St. Simons Island, Ga., on Sept. 5, 2021. (Terry Dickson/Associated Press)

A top officer’s errors in calculating the stability of a cargo ship loaded with nearly 4,200 automobiles likely caused the giant vessel to overturn along the Georgia coast, U.S. investigators said in a report Sept. 14.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
September 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

A pair of shipping containers hang from a ship-to-shore crane while a Hapag-Lloyd ship is unloaded. Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that elevated rates in the tight market for seaborne cargo may extend into the second half of the year.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2021
Business, Fuel

Battery-Powered Ships Next Up in Battle to Tackle Emissions

Shipping containers Getty Images

Four Japanese companies have teamed to build the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid-2021 that will be powered by large-capacity batteries and will operate in Tokyo Bay, according to a statement Aug. 6.

Masumi Suga | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Analyst Says Fuel Supply Inadequate for Ocean Shippers to Comply With New Rule

Ship Akio Kon/Bloomberg News

Not enough low-sulfur fuel oil is available to replace the fuels used by marine shippers ahead of a fast-approaching regulation, according to analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Erin Douglas | Houston Chronicle
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Seven Ways the Ocean Cargo Industry Is Pursuing Green Shipping

Cargo ship arrives at the Port of Oakland Shipping containers sit stacked on the Kota Cabar cargo ship arriving at the Port of Oakland in July 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Some of the world’s most conservative companies are starting to experiment with cleaner fuels and cutting-edge technologies to meet new standards starting next year that mandate steep cuts of sulfur emissions from oceangoing ships.

January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

IMO Rejects US-Backed Plan for Phased Start of Ship-Fuel Rules

Cargo Ships David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The International Maritime Organization rejected a proposal — supported by both the U.S. and shipping groups — for a phased start to rules that will limit the sulfur content of ship fuels starting in 2020.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2018

Port Everglades Sets Record for Cargo Volumes

Port Everglades PortEvergladesFL via YouTube

Florida’s Port Everglades set a record for containerized cargo volumes for fiscal 2017 ending Sept. 30, reporting 1,076,893 TEUs, the standard 20-foot-equivalent container units, a 4% increase from fiscal 2016.

November 6, 2017