C.H. Robinson: How shippers can navigate spot market as ocean rates rise
C.H. Robinson’s Ali Ashraf, director of North American ocean services, and Greg Scott, global director of LCL, provide insights on the current ocean spot rate environment as rates continue to rise amidst disruption. Shippers should expect volatility to continue.
Bipartisan ‘National Maritime Strategy’ warns U.S. is far behind China
Republican and Democratic Congressional representatives recently issued the Congressional Guidance for a National Maritime Strategy.
Port of Kaohsiung Advances Terminal Modernizations
During a briefing for AJOT by Port officials on June 14th, the following upgrades to the Port’s infrastructure were emphasized
Southern California ports’ importance for U.S. trade and jobs
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are the core of the largest trade complex in North America and support jobs nationwide.
Wan Hai Lines’ Chen says carrier following its own path
In an exclusive interview with AJOT at Wan Hai’s corporate headquarters in Taipei, Chen said that Wan Hai, Evergreen, and Yang Ming continue to invest in their container terminal assets because of growing imports into Taiwan...
Breakbulk cargo industry faces challenges to efficiency and profitability
The breakbulk cargo industry fills a valuable need by transporting equipment needed for farms, manufacturing facilities, and utilities, products that do not fit standard shipping containers.
Cal Maritime may be merged with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
The growing financial crisis facing the California State University Maritime Academy has resulted in a proposal to merge the Maritime Academy with California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo...
SSA’s DeNike’s farewell speech separates substance and form
Ed DeNike, President of Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) Containers, gave his last report to the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) where he was honored for his fifty years of service...
Signals on green for air freight markets but for how long?
The signals are green for air freight markets, driven by eye-catching cross-border e-commerce volumes and the positive impact from the disruption to ocean shipping in the Red Sea, participants heard at a recent webinar hosted by Xeneta, the ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform.
Davis keeps the Port of Portland alive
In an interview with AJOT, Shelly Davis said: “The industry really did show up. I think it was April 13th that they basically announced they’re shutting the doors on October 1st. There was a huge number of letters of support that flooded the governor that flooded the Port of Portland...

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