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...
AG exporters still struggling to get good service
The bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 aims to level the playing field for American exporters and importers by providing the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) the tools it needs to improve oversight over international ocean carriers and crack down on rising shipping fees facing consumers...
Seroka says Chinese box volumes via Mexico not a problem for LA
The rising level of Chinese container shipments entering the United States through Mexico is not seriously hurting the nation’s largest port, according to Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles...
California ports gear up to build offshore wind ports
Two California ports, Long Beach and Humboldt Bay, are gearing up to build offshore wind ports but still need financing. The two ports plan to build facilities that will assemble and launch floating offshore wind turbines to be deployed off the coasts of Central and Northern California...
New Logistec CEO Pierce unveils ambitious expansion roadmap
Logistec Corporation, one of the crown jewels of Canada’s marine industry, has embarked on a new chapter in its 70-year history following its acquisition in January by NY-based Blue Wolf Capital Partners for approximately C$1.2 billion.
Rotterdam Terminal Exec says Chinese cranes pose no security threat when using precautions
There is no reason to fear a security threat from Chinese-built ship-to-shore cranes as long as precautions are used to block access to terminal operations, according to Cees Van Pelt, Senior Project Manager, Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals...
AWO says container barge service is a hard sell
Despite the collision that led to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, eliminating a vital North/South highway link on Baltimore’s I-95 corridor, moving containerized truckloads off of roads and on to waterborne transportation remains a challenge.
CAL maritime cadets advocate for a maritime career
California Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets argued in favor of a maritime education and career and emphasized the need for discipline, wearing uniforms and proper appearance.
Aloha Air Cargo to cancel Honolulu - LA - Honolulu freighter June 1
Aloha Air Cargo is exiting its Honolulu to Los Angeles to Honolulu B767-300 freighter service June 1, citing the route’s unprofitability.

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