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

Port of Long Beach gives shippers more “free time” to ease congestion concerns

Posted 10/20 · 03:39 PM · LM Editorial
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.

Port of Long Beach to add new chassis to fleet

Posted 10/15 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.

Supply Chain Managers Concerned About Port Congestion

Posted 10/13 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish.
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Port of Seattle and Tacoma launch “Alliance”

Posted 10/10 · 02:01 PM · LM Editorial
In an unprecedented move to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify marine cargo terminal management.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach work together to address congestion problems

Posted 10/09 · 05:50 PM · LM Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
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Logistics managers can help ports achieve their infrastructure goals

Posted 10/08 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).

TSA-Westbound ocean cargo carriers annouce rate hike for U.S.exporters

Posted 10/08 · 03:12 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. shippers looking for container space for outbound commodities will soon face higher rate structures.

15th Annual NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: TriMas centralizes freight, boosts bottom line

Posted 10/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.

Top 30 Ocean Carriers: Profits at last?

Posted 10/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Maersk caused a stir last summer by raising its full-year profit forecast for 2014 due to higher freight volumes and lower costs. Industry analysts wonder, however, if many of the other Top 30 carriers will exercise the same discipline to achieve similar goals.

Shipper’s get mixed forecast on intermodal service

Posted 09/25 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.
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