Current news, information and trends in the ocean freight industry covering freight lines, carriers, logistics and classification.

U.S. West Coast dockside labor/management talks brighten a bit

Posted 01/27 · 11:30 AM · LM Editorial
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
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Port of Oakland stays the course

Posted 01/21 · 01:28 PM · LM Editorial
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.

Ocean Cargo Rates to Remain Jumpy, Say Analysts

Posted 01/20 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Martin Dixon, research manager, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, shares his observations on the current state of ocean cargo in this exclusive interview with Supply Chain Management Review.

Port of Los Angeles still number one

Posted 01/19 · 10:09 AM · LM Editorial
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6 percent in 2014 over the previous year, with total volumes reaching 8,340,065 Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units (TEU). It was the third busiest year in the Port’s history, just behind 8.4 million TEUs in 2007 and 8.5 million TEUs in 2006.

Port of Oakland addresses congestion

Posted 01/13 · 12:08 PM · LM Editorial
Cargo volume has reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland.

Now we’re talking: West Coast port labor negotiations get a middleman

Posted 01/06 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Federal mediators will begin working with the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to ratify a new contract.
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2015 Rate Outlook: Rates to keep pace with U.S. growth

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.

Ongoing drama at U.S. West Coast labor talks: it gets worse

Posted 12/30 · 10:15 AM · LM Editorial
Sounding evermore bellicose, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ramped up the rhetoric recently, alleging that port congestion is a consequence of carrier/terminal conspiracies.
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Added measures at Port of Oakland to handle cargo increase

Posted 12/23 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.

Holiday wish for shippers: U.S. West Coast mediation

Posted 12/23 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
The PMA, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has finally asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the ILWU.
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