The latest news and insight revolving around global trade, logistics services, evolving customs and regulations, supply chain security, and the technology necessary to speed freight through the global supply chain.

Excess capacity will keep ocean freight rates down

Posted 04/19 · 11:26 AM · LM Editorial
While the world’s leading cargo vessel operators had seen a remarkable reversal of fortune last year, industry analysts predict the turnaround will be “short-lived.”

AAPA explores new ways of funding

Posted 04/18 · 07:15 AM · LM Editorial
As all of our nation’s major ocean cargo gateways attempt to expand their footprints and compete with enhanced infrastructure, finding the money for many such projects continues to be a daunting challenge.

Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach have mixed results in March

Posted 04/15 · 09:11 AM · LM Editorial
POLB imports, which are primarily comprised of consumer goods, hit 191,211 (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) in March, which was down 7.5 percent annually.

AAPA attacks future risk concerns

Posted 04/13 · 08:02 AM · LM Editorial
While U.S. federal government lawmakers continue to focus on the nation’s budgetary woes, The American Association of Port Authorities is convening a special meeting in San Francisco to examine financial challenges of its own.

California exports continue brisk growth

Posted 04/12 · 06:48 PM · LM Editorial
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year

Port Tracker report calls for 9 percent growth in April

Posted 04/12 · 05:12 AM · LM Editorial
The Port Tracker report is calling for March to come in at 1.2 million TEU for an 11 percent annual gain. April is expected to reach 1.24 million TEU for a 9 percent annual increase.

DOT introduces proposed U.S.-Mexico cross border trucking deal with a safety focus

Posted 04/11 · 10:35 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled the details relating to an agreement made in early March regarding the cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico.

New TSA air cargo requirements have potential to slow commerce, say experts

Posted 04/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
Last month the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an air cargo security update which is likely to have an impact on air cargo moving from non-U.S. locations inbound to the U.S.

Southwest Airlines bounces back from Boeing incident

Posted 04/07 · 06:13 PM · LM Editorial
The abrupt withdrawal of Boeing 737 aircraft from Southwest Airlines’ fleet had little impact on shippers, said an industry leader

Too much slack in supply chain means softer Japanese recovery

Posted 04/07 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
According to IDC group vice president, Bob Parker, Toyota is losing $80 million per day largely due to several strategic suppliers being located in the Northeast

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