Martin Rushmere
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The legacy of APL on its parent, according to Drewry
The line and the parent are on the right track, but more work is needed, says the consultancy

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 4/1/2014 12:03:54 AM | with 2 comments


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Horizon Lines shows the creakiness in That Act
The losses continue and the future seems a touch flat

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 3/30/2014 11:55:36 PM | with 0 comments


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That Act again
Wrapping the Jones Act in the Stars and Stripes, Congress style

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 3/27/2014 11:36:45 PM | with 0 comments


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Consolidate, not locate
A new analysis urges lines to group together to get the best out of their routes

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 3/27/2014 12:44:27 AM | with 0 comments


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A look at shipping from a different perspective
The future and the problems are compared with road and rail

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 2/28/2014 11:19:55 PM | with 0 comments


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Expense accusations at Long Beach are largely false
But an investigation by the City Auditor raises concerns about foreign trade representatives

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 2/26/2014 11:44:00 PM | with 0 comments


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The industry gets fractious over Long Beach and California
Arrogance and personal dislikes are damaging the future, says the PMSA

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 1/31/2014 11:15:30 PM | with 0 comments


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Time to place your bets on your preferred Waterway
Suez vs. Panama gets more heated

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 1/31/2014 11:08:00 PM | with 0 comments


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Oakland faces the future
Distracted for years by trying to be a real estate operator and investor, the Number 3 port in California needs to pay attention to basic port problems

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 1/29/2014 11:36:06 PM | with 0 comments


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Optimism over container traffic is the spark of light in the US
Growth is expected to be at least 3 percent

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 1/28/2014 11:57:22 PM | with 0 comments


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Some New Year's relief from  California's anti-pollution Big Brother
But while CARB gives, it also takes away

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/31/2013 5:17:24 PM | with 0 comments


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The new normal for the Jones Act -- big profits?
The restricted market is letting some people make a killing, but little else has changed

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/30/2013 11:07:06 PM | with 0 comments


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MarAd and AAPA team up to improve port infrastructure
Critics say this could be a well-meaning effort too late in coming and using the wrong approach

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/23/2013 11:43:59 PM | with 0 comments


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LA and Long Beach have little cheer this Christmas
The new policy and executive masterminds have an agenda where maritime considerations play little part

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/22/2013 7:40:54 PM | with 0 comments


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UNCTAD (PART II) World consolidation continues
Fewer countries and companies own more and more

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/12/2013 5:53:55 PM | with 0 comments


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UNCTAD review gives the US a look at the rest of the world (Part 1)
But it has one serious shortcoming

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/11/2013 5:48:33 PM | with 0 comments


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What's sauce for the goose ...
The ILA pontificates about market dictation over the P3 alliance

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/29/2013 11:02:15 PM | with 0 comments


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Jones Act comes in for some serious economic questioning
The cost seems to outweigh the benefits

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/27/2013 9:55:03 PM | with 0 comments


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Long Beach plays the politics tune
The reputation of America's second biggest port is also at stake

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/27/2013 1:37:21 AM | with 0 comments


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The power play starts at Los Angeles
Geraldine Knatz's departure is part of the drive to show who runs the port

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/26/2013 1:49:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Nerves abound in the US over the P3 Alliance
FMC and ports fret over the future

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 10/31/2013 10:17:24 PM | with 0 comments


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Canada harrumphs over ballast water
The maritime industry takes another hit from the Big Brother over the border

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 10/30/2013 11:34:25 PM | with 0 comments


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Long Beach ties itself in knots
The port HQ and executive director uproars are sullying its image

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 10/29/2013 11:38:13 PM | with 0 comments


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The Harbor Maintenance Tax comes in for more ire
Congress inches closer to change

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/31/2013 11:34:59 PM | with 0 comments


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A new DoT national transportation plan gives little cause for cheer
The maritime industry is given very little thought

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/31/2013 10:57:26 PM | with 0 comments


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The Los Angeles master plan is a revamp
Terminal Island is the focus of attention

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/30/2013 8:58:32 PM | with 0 comments


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Overexcited about the Panama Canal
The US shipbuilding industry is unlikely to enjoy a bonanza from the wider canal

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/30/2013 8:54:12 PM | with 0 comments


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Experts emphasize the basics of success for ports
But politicians can sometimes bring a reward

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 7/31/2013 7:42:25 PM | with 0 comments


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Surprises in the rankings of top US and world ports
Long Beach is in there, but Singapore does not feature

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 7/31/2013 7:31:52 PM | with 0 comments


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Sequestration seems to have fizzled out
The Port of Hueneme has a record year for income and vehicle shipments

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 7/30/2013 12:24:39 AM | with 0 comments


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