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

Shippers call upon President Obama to avert port strike

Posted 12/19 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
In two separate letters, The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) called upon President Obama to engage directly in contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

POLB, POLA have mixed volume results in November

Posted 12/17 · 02:36 PM · LM Editorial
Specific factors drive respective volumes gains and losses at the Port of Long each and Port of Los Angeles, respectively.

Shippers may seek more insurance as possible port closures loom

Posted 12/14 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
A potential labor strike by longshoremen along the US East and Gulf Coasts at the end of the year could have devastating economic consequences as inventory depletion, rerouting, hoarding, and price speculation ripple through supply chains of global companies, Marsh warned in a new report published this week.

Supply Chain Managers Continue to Rely on West Coast Ports During Holiday Season

Posted 12/10 · 04:54 PM · SCMR Editorial
Even though the nation’s top ocean cargo gateways have been virtually shut down for several days this past month, retailers are reporting a slight increase in inbound throughput
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Shippers forecast solid gains in holiday sales

Posted 12/10 · 04:48 PM · LM Editorial
Even though the nation’s top ocean cargo gateways have been virtually shut down for several days this past month, retailers are reporting a slight increase in inbound throughput.

Nation’s retailers are fed up with labor disruptions

Posted 12/10 · 08:34 AM · LM Editorial
To understand just how frustrated shippers have become with stalled labor/management talks, one need only read the latest plea for reason.

ABF expands global supply chain services into Europe and Turkey

Posted 12/06 · 10:55 AM · LM Editorial
New services in these regions include ocean transport, providing a single contact for full-container-load (FCL) and expedited less-than-container load supply chain services.

Parties reach tentative agreement in Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach work stoppage

Posted 12/05 · 10:01 AM · LM Editorial
Federal mediators help reach a tentative agreement for Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach with the Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU").

Virtual Conference: Best Practices in Global Transportation and Logistics

Posted 12/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
Top analysts help logistics and supply chain professionals better understand and overcome the mounting challenges of global transportation and logistics management.

Port of LA/Long Beach strike update: Shippers demand executive action

Posted 11/30 · 12:24 PM · LM Editorial
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.

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