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Global Port Tracker report points to worsening European economic climate

Posted 06/06 · 11:42 AM · LM Editorial
The tenuous economic situation in Europe is having a more significant impact than previous estimates suggested, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

When will unions get real?

Posted 06/05 · 07:09 PM · LM Editorial
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland

Ocean cargo carrier tracks rail partners

Posted 05/25 · 11:18 AM · LM Editorial
In a gesture that may be without precedent, MOL (America) Inc. today announced that it has begun public disclosure of its ratio of U.S. to Asia export cargo that misses vessel connections due to rail errors

Port of Long Beach sees volume declines in April

Posted 05/17 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
April volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down 13 percent annually, according to data released by the port this week.

Port productivity in Germany helps with recovery

Posted 05/16 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength

San Francisco bar pilots ask for too much

Posted 05/15 · 08:06 AM · LM Editorial
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots

Global Port Tracker report holds out hope for second half of 2012

Posted 05/14 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
With Europe in a recession, it is being reflected in data in the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

The Port of Seattle faces another challenge

Posted 05/13 · 09:44 PM · LM Editorial
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse

Transpacific shippers may face rate hike

Posted 05/08 · 06:01 PM · LM Editorial
Cartel spokesmen say U.S. consumer spending and retail sales trends are on the uptick confirming carrier forward bookings

Port Tracker report calls for increasing imports in summer months

Posted 05/08 · 08:46 AM · LM Editorial
Gradual economic growth patterns continue to be the norm based on data released in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

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