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

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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U.S. ports move closer to funding target

Posted 12/12 · 04:29 PM · LM Editorial
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
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ILWU and PMA may move closer to contract agreement in coming week

Posted 12/04 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
When the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) convenes a caucus in San Francisco next week, contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association may finally draw to a close.
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US Port Delays Force Shippers to Look to the Sky

Posted 12/01 · 09:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.

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