Matt Guasco

Matt Guasco


Port of L.A. Announces Best Month Ever

October volume figures were applauded by port executives, who said the Port of Los Angeles notched the best month ever for a Western Hemisphere container port!

Nov 21, 2016View Full Blog

Just in time for Thanksgiving

The shipment of fresh and frozen produce is a billion dollar industry and ocean carriers take this commodity group very seriously.

Nov 18, 2016View Full Blog

Somalia, Trading in Oil and Piracy

Recent developments in Somalia may be a blessing or curse for international commerce as the nation enters a new age of exploration.

Nov 14, 2016View Full Blog

The Gulf Courts Mega Shipping

The expansion of the Panama Canal has opened the Caribbean Basin and the Gulf of Mexico to the age of Mega Shipping. Increased commerce with Cuba, or a remix of cargo from regional load centers could spell a reshuffling of trade lanes to accommodate larger ships. Is the U.S. Gulf prepared for this potential traffic?

Nov 07, 2016View Full Blog

Nightmare Before Christmas

Let’s face it, Christmas is just around the corner. Yes, here in the Northeast the leaves are still turning, the nation is engaged in fall football and we just wrapped up the World Series. But, Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away and some stores are already selling Christmas ornaments. Santa is almost here!

Nov 03, 2016View Full Blog

Cuba Despierta – Cuba’s markets awaken

Cuba in the 40s and 50s was a playground for the rich and famous. The country’s economy was fueled by U.S. investment: some legal, some not so legal. A rich trade in coffee and tobacco found its way to America and the Cuban middle class imported everything from wearing apparel to washing machines. All that ended in 1959 when rebels under Fidel Castro tossed out Batista and threw Cuba into the dark ages.

Oct 27, 2016View Full Blog

Destination Latin America - Trans-loading East of Cristobal

Container ships exiting the Panama Canal either head into the Caribbean or make a sharp turn to starboard following the coast to load centers in Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad. Ports along the upper coast of South America handle the bulk of “Hub and Spoke” traffic headed to neighboring countries as far south as Brazil.

Oct 24, 2016View Full Blog

Up for Grabs - Trans-loading in the Caribbean

Before its expansion, the Panama Canal was sending 4,500 TEU ships into the Caribbean with containers for trans-loading and final destination. Larger 8,500 TEU vessels transiting the Suez brought a little more volume to island hubs. Terminals in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic became trans-load centers for the Caribbean and US port range, while facilities in Colon could swing cargo to a wide range of destinations including South America.

Oct 19, 2016View Full Blog

Mega-ships breathe new life into Pacific trans-shipment

The age of Mega-ships has owners realizing new potential for positioning cargo.

Oct 14, 2016View Full Blog

Yangshan deepwater port – 8th wonder of the world

In 1933 Carl Denham called King Kong the 8th Wonder of the World. If he were alive today, actor Robert Armstrong might say that distinction belonged to Yangshan Port.

Oct 12, 2016View Full Blog