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

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.

Air cargo may become short-term solution for some shippers soon

Posted 12/01 · 09:11 AM · LM 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.

A Thanksgiving blessing for West Coast shippers

Posted 11/26 · 02:05 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland has undertaken a series of measures in recent years to attract more import volume.

Supply Chain Managers in Perishables Sector Voice Concern

Posted 11/25 · 09:11 AM · SCMR Editorial
White House spokesmen have expressed their belief that collective bargaining will succeed,
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Congressional group voices concern over stalled labor talks to PMA and ILWU leadership

Posted 11/24 · 11:36 AM · LM Editorial
While the ongoing labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) ostensibly going from bad to worse, following the ILWU’s announcement late last week that it was halting negotiations from November 20 through November 30, a Congressional group last week penned a letter to PMA and ILWU leadership expressing concern over the state of the negotiations.
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U.S. West Coast ports face new crisis as dockworkers cease contract negotiations

Posted 11/21 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
Three weeks after initiating a coordinated series of slowdowns that have mired the major West Coast ports of Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ILWU has pushed away from the bargaining table.
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