The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

Ag shippers call for “reality check” before new shipping law is enforced

Posted 02/11 · 04:32 PM · LM Editorial
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
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Lunar new year brings some good news to Port of Oakland

Posted 02/10 · 05:45 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland said that containerized import volume soared 75.76 percent last month from January 2015 totals.
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Super Bowl logistics and security concerns

Posted 02/03 · 06:24 PM · LM Editorial
With the Super Bowl coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this week security is bound to be top of mind that weekend, and you can expect a heightened level of vigilance on the waterfront.
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Ports America files for bankruptcy in Oakland

Posted 02/02 · 04:57 PM · LM Editorial
Spokesmen for the Port of Oakland said they were blind-sided by Ports America Outer Harbor’s decision to file bankruptcy.
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Executive tips on SOLAS compliance from INTTRA marketplace

Posted 01/27 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
Already facing issues ranging from overcapacity, downward pricing pressure, and more brand consolidation, carriers must now confront shipper’s concerns about regulatory mandates that will likely result in more seaport congestion.

Supply chain managers want ports to get their acts together

Posted 01/25 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
National Retail Federation is leading a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation

Supply Chain Managers Want Ports to Get Their Acts Together

Posted 01/22 · 10:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include a port performance statistics program in the federal long-term surface transportation bill, the National Retail Federations is leading a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation.

Port of Oakland says it’s well prepared to face new challenge

Posted 01/22 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
One of the chief reasons the Port of Oakland remains so bullish on its future cargo operations is the fact that it is located in the epicenter of innovation, noted the port’s executive Director Chris Lytle yesterday.

Ports America to realign its West Coast strategy

Posted 01/20 · 09:48 AM · LM Editorial
Ports America, the largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the United States, is realigning its West Coast strategy by investing in Los Angeles, Long Beach, the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
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Port of Oakland to stage major address

Posted 01/19 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.

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