ocean shipping

Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping Lobby Proposes Phased Start to Historic Fuel Change

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The shipping industry is pressing for a phased start when new rules governing vessel fuel take effect in less than 16 months’ time.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Steamship Line Hapag-Lloyd Raises Fees

Hapag-Lloyd ship at Port of Los Angeles Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

Steamship line Hapag-Lloyd will increase fees to transport freight to the United States and cross-border freight from Canada. Cargo between Canada and the United States will be subject to a carbon tax.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018

Ocean Freight Industry Stabilized in 2017, Freightos Says

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The ocean freight industry stabilized in 2017, with rates remaining relatively steady after the turmoil of 2016 from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., according to a report from online freight marketplace Freightos.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018

Port Everglades Sets Record for Cargo Volumes

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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.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

SoCal Port Turn Times Improve Six Minutes in September

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Truck drivers took six fewer minutes to enter and exit the two large Southern California ports last month compared with September 2016, although one year ago, Hanjin Shipping rattled the supply chain when it abruptly shut its doors Aug. 31.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2017

Port of Oakland Poised to Benefit From Trade Pact With China on Rice

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The Port of Oakland believes a new trade pact with China will benefit its export business and provide more opportunities for truckers to haul rice to export overseas

Transport Topics
August 7, 2017

Cathay Pacific to Buy Out Partner DHL’s 40% Stake in Cargo Unit

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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. agreed to buy out the stake owned by partner DHL International GmbH in a cargo venture as the premium Asian carrier revamps its operations as part of a three-year transformation program.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

Panama Canal Does Some Good for Environment While Upending Historic Trade Routes

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Fresh from a $5.25 billion, nine-year expansion that’s upending decades-old trade routes, it turns out the Panama Canal is also doing a little good for the planet.

Jess Shankleman | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017

New Rule Might Force Global Shipping Industry to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The trillion-dollar global shipping industry may soon be forced to curb greenhouse gas emissions under new rules backed by the European Union and China.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017
Business, Logistics

Panama Canal Chief Looks Back on the First Year of the Big Ship Era

Cargo ship Panama Canal Authority

In a telephone interview with the Miami Herald, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano reviewed the first year of the canal expansion, a massive project that included state-of-the art locks on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the canal, a new 3.8 mile access channel, and widening and deepening at various locations along the 50-mile long canal.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
July 5, 2017