The latest news and features revolving around evolving customs regulations, global trade, and the services that help global shippers expedite freight through the global supply chain

Good times for air cargo forwarders are finally here

Posted 02/16 · 01:39 PM · LM Editorial
Air Cargo 2015 – the annual industry event staged in New Orleans next month – promises to yield a great deal of exclusive market intelligence, says Brandon Fried Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association.

2015 MHI Innovation Award finalists announced

Posted 02/13 · 10:04 AM · MMH Editorial
Winners to be announced on March 25 during the MHI 70th Anniversary Celebration at ProMat 2015.

Intermodal Industry Still Strong

Posted 02/10 · 09:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even with myriad challenges in 2014, including harsh winter weather and the ongoing West Coast port congestion issues, intermodal volumes saw positive gains in 2014, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

Port of Oakland gives shippers update on labor/management talks

Posted 02/09 · 02:00 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
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Lunar New Year to Usher in Higher Ocean Cargo Rates

Posted 02/09 · 10:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Container lines are forecasting significant increases in shoreside and inland rail, truck and equipment management costs during 2015 and beyond as demand remains strong, as cargo and equipment imbalances widen, and as locomotive, truck and equipment shortages in key locations push up rates. These conditions reflect long-term operational challenges separate from the ongoing labor contract negotiations, and are not expected to be quickly resolved.

Transpacific ocean cargo carriers will impose new rate hike

Posted 02/09 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Cargo demand for Asian containerized imports has remained strong through the typically slower winter season and heading into the Lunar New Year holidays, according to container line data collected by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

West Coast Ports Suspend Weekend Hours

Posted 02/06 · 05:57 PM · LM Editorial
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.
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AAPA stresses need for more port and waterside infrastructure funding in proposed White House budget

Posted 02/05 · 11:38 AM · LM Editorial
While surface transportation received a fair amount of funding in the White House’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, which was released earlier this week, the early feedback from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is that more attention–primarily in the form of increased funding–is needed to meet the international trade needs of the U.S. economy.
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PMA challenges ILWU with its “all-in” contract offer

Posted 02/04 · 08:56 PM · LM Editorial
Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an “all-in” contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
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Orbis Corporation announces grand opening of Mexico plant

Posted 02/04 · 05:16 PM · MMH Editorial
New plant to become company's first facility to offer injection and structural foam molding and dunnage fabrication under one roof.

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