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Bruce Chilton, Director of Trade Management

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Ocean Carrier Alliances [Quick Guide]

Posted by Bruce Chilton, Director of Trade Management on Dec 10, 2015 8:48:29 AM

Over the past couple of years ocean container lines have formed into four mega-alliances, largely to create economies of scale. By sharing space on mega-vessels, carriers benefit from lowered operating costs due to the sheer volume. Currently, the G6 and CKYHE alliances hold the majority of the capacity on the Trans-Pacific Eastbound trade lane. However, with the pending CMA CGM purchase of NOL, a portion of the G6's share could be shifted to the Ocean Three.

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Topics: Ocean Freight, Ocean Carrier Alliances

The Panama Canal: Widening the Atlantic Gateway [VIDEO]

Posted by Bruce Chilton, Director of Trade Management on Nov 9, 2015 2:48:01 PM

The highly anticipated Panama Canal Expansion Project is scheduled to open April 1, 2016. So how will the expansion project improve the major maritime gateway?  

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Topics: Panama Canal

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