The decision by French ocean carrier CMA CGM to make the Port of Oakland its first port of call in a new service from Asia is a reflection of importers and exporters developing new markets closer to their customers: “First-call status demonstrates the market is viewing the Port of Oakland more strategically which will attract increased cargo volumes,” says GSC Logistics Harbor Trucking President Dave Arsenault.
Still-surging US demand for Chinese imports saw Asia-US West Coast ocean rates climb more than 5% again this week, at a time when demand for ocean freight (and spot rates) normally level off and begin to decrease in the weeks after Chinese New Year (see chart below).
To bring Crowley’s complete depth and breadth of services to maritime clients seeking design-build-operate solutions, the company has now fully integrated Jensen Maritime into the Crowley Engineering Services group.
With the ‘North Europe East Mediterranean Express/NEX’ and ‘North Europe Turkey Express/NTX’, at the start of this year the ONE shipping company simultaneously launched two new container liner services calling Hamburg. The MOL Emissary has been loaded today in Hamburg.
The Taiwan-based international shipping company Wan Hai Lines has announced The Northwest Seaport Alliance's Seattle Harbor as first port of call for its new, independent service. Wan Hai recently revamped its services to provide comprehensive coverage that meets its growing customer demand in the Pacific Northwest.
A.P. Moller - Maersk speeds up on decarbonization with a methanol-fueled feeder vessel on the water in 2023, piloting a scalable carbon neutral product to customers and offering fuel suppliers incentive to scale production of the fuels of the future.