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New report from shipping consultancy forecasts rising insurance, fuel, repair and maintenance costs in 2016 and 2017, after costs fell in 2015 amid a weak commodities market.
Free-trade supporters and opponents alike have eagerly waited for the Trans-Pacific Partnership document, which includes detailed charts showing negotiated reductions in tariff rates by commodity and when they go into effect, to be made publicly available.
Cargo thefts in the United States were up 7 percent in value despite falling 18 percent by volume in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter, according to the FreightWatch International Q3 2015 U.S. Cargo Theft Report.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.
While some containers will flow to Portland, others will be loaded on trains in Boardman, Oregon for shipment through Seattle and Tacoma.