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Volume growth continues at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in February

Posted 03/16 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.

Total container trade falls in February after January upswing

Posted 03/14 · 02:17 PM · LM Editorial
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.

Japan’s earthquake may disrupt global supply chain

Posted 03/11 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday

Port Tracker ups first half 2011 growth forecast to 7.5 percent

Posted 03/07 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.

PierPASS and Ability-TriModal lead anti-congestion movement at Ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 03/04 · 06:38 AM · LM Editorial
Stakeholders representing importers, exporters, motor carriers, ports, and marine terminal operators (MTOs) reconvened at an industry working group meeting, co-chaired by PierPASS and Ability-TriModal, to continue discussions on potential solutions to limit congestion outside the marine terminal gates at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

AAPA objects to port security funding cut

Posted 02/25 · 01:17 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities has expressed “deep concerns” over the proposed funding cut for the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security grant program that was included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that recently passed the House of Representatives
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U.S. ag shippers concerned about EU export barriers

Posted 02/24 · 05:35 PM · LM Editorial
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration

Seaport cooperation to be examined at upcoming NAFTA conference

Posted 02/24 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
Just how closely hemispheric seaports are working together will be explored at an upcoming conference examining the North American Free Trade Agreement

Panama Canal preparations under full sail

Posted 02/24 · 12:00 AM · LM Editorial
The Panama Canal expansion - expected to be complete by 2014 - has seaports throughout the hemisphere readying for a new competitive landscape. For most, that means offering value-added services designed to move inbound goods faster than ever before. Here’s where the preparations currently stand.

Maersk says bigger vessels are also “greener”

Posted 02/23 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
In a move signaling confidence in renewed demand for capacity, Maersk Line has signed a contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 of the world’s largest vessels in the global container flreet

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