Posts Tagged ‘Ocean’

US Container Imports Still Strong as Tariff Increase Approaches

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates said. 

Ocean Carrier Trends: Containing capacity while remaining poised for growth

Coinciding with the upswing in the world economy two years ago, global seaborne trade is doing well, note analysts for the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). They also observe that containerized shipping expanded by 4% in 2018-the fastest growth in five years.

AAPA: $4 billion needed to protect ports, supply chain security

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has identified nearly $4 billion in “crucial” port and supply chain security needs over the next decade, according to a new report. In the fourth edition of its “The State of Freight” report, the AAPA recommends refocusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Port Security Grant Program to “better meet the security infrastructure needs […]

Tariff war takes its toll in November as air cargo volumes decline

Air cargo volumes for November bucked normal seasonal trends and declined compared with October levels. The latest figures from analyst WorldACD show that there was a 1.4% year-on-year (YoY) decline in cargo volumes in November, but more surprisingly there was a slip of 2% compared with October. Usually air cargo demand increases in November as the industry […]

Detention-demurrage fees hit LA-LB port shippers

Shippers’ frustration with their inability to pick up containers and return empties at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex is rising, as thousands of dollars’ worth of detention and demurrage charges are accumulating owing to an unusual period of congestion.