No Calm for Maritime

It looks as though continued volatility will be the story for ocean shipping
By Dan McCue
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As much as one hates to use the phrase “shot across the bow” when writing about maritime shipping, there’s likely no better way to capture the surprise inspired by China’s recent decision to block the formation of the P3 alliance.

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Fleetmatics Exceeds 500,000 Vehicles Under Subscription

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Company’s subscriber base reportedly the fastest growing in the fleet management industry.
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Transpacific Cargo to U.S., Canada Incurs General Rate Increase, Peak Season Surcharge

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Transpacific cargo shipments to the U.S. and Canada have incurred GRI and PSS surcharges during August's movements.
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Georgia Ports Achieves Highest Month Ever for Container Cargo

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Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) records 19.2 percent jump in containers.
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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen's contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
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Port of Churchill Marks Beginning of 85th Grain Shipping Season

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The Port of Churchill celebrated its 85th anniversary by holding its annual First Vessel Ceremony to mark the start of the shipping season.
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Siemens to Bring eHighway Demonstration to Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles

Electrified catenary system offers economically an environmentally friendly solution to transport goods on highly frequented routes near the two largest U.S. ports.
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Contract was signed with South Coast Air Quality Management District in California to install and demonstrate Siemens eHighway system near Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Gulf Coast ports are building infrastructure to accommodate regional growth
By Ken Krizner
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Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.

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Georgia Ports Authority Tops 3 Million TEUs, Sets Tonnage Record

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Ro/Ro traffic is at all-time high of 700,000 units.
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Dredging on Barbours Cut Houston Ship Channel Project Under Way

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First of two container channel projects to match depth of Houston Ship Channel and accommodate larger, post-Panamax ships.
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