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

California ports had good March volumes

Posted 04/17 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
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AAPA joins U.S. exporters in praising trade legislation effort

Posted 04/17 · 07:47 AM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), which is bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

Ocean cargo shippers to gain insight from MIT survey

Posted 04/15 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.
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Port of Oakland to provide shippers with daily status reports

Posted 04/13 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shipper’s needs was signaled today by the Port of Oakland, as it announced its new update service.

Cuba’s main port in the limelight

Posted 04/13 · 08:55 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Mariel – The infamous point of exodus for thousands of Cuban refugees seeking freedom in the U.S. – may soon become a magnet for Caribbean Basin trade.

The ILWU and Panama

Posted 04/07 · 04:22 PM · LM Editorial
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
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Port of Oakland says most vessel calls have been restored

Posted 04/07 · 03:58 PM · LM Editorial
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.

ILWU signs off on next steps to approve tentative labor contract

Posted 04/06 · 09:30 AM · LM Editorial
Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
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Port of Oakland Reports Less Congestion

Posted 04/02 · 11:55 AM · SCMR Editorial
Port officials said most ships are in-and-out of Oakland within two days.

True collaboration is still a distant goal for shippers, carriers, ports

Posted 03/31 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Despite great strides in mechanization and technology, many U.S. ports and terminals remain challenged by political conflicts, internecine competition, and internal communication issues.

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