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

Will Obama get this message on President’s Day?

Posted 02/15 · 11:02 AM · LM Editorial
When Congress passed the overwhelmingly-supported and bipartisan Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) in 2014, it established annual incremental increases for Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) funded work.

AAPA calls fiscal 2017 budget “grossly imbalanced” for U.S. ports

Posted 02/15 · 10:49 AM · LM Editorial
The AAPA is “disappointed” in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.
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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.

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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U.S. Ports Update: A matter of scale

Posted 02/01 · 04:59 PM · LM Editorial
While the expanded Panama Canal will be able to handle larger vessels, the next generation of mega-ships must be deployed on all-water routes. However, the nation’s premier ports will still have to compete by providing customized service—no matter how much volume steams in.

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.

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