Where are West Coast ports at moment of truth for SOLAS?

The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (“OCEMA”) have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports, including the South Carolina Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, North Carolina State Ports Authority, the Port of Houston Authority, The Port of Virginia and Virginia International Terminals, and the Massachusetts Port Authority,…

Top 20 U.S. Ports: Where’s the money?

If there is one lesson learned by the catastrophic global events recently, it’s that “just-in-case” scenarios trump “just-in-time” imperatives. Japan’s earthquake, continued political unrest in the Middle East, and wild world currency fluctuations have shippers hedging their bets these days—and that includes domestic seaport selection Ship owners are eagerly investing in optimizing the way they…