The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.
Posted 06/05 · 07:09 PM · LM Editorial
With stalled new job growth and stagnant increases in worker compensation, one might assume that organized labor would welcome contract extensions at one of our nation’s largest seaports. But we are talking about Oakland
Posted 05/25 · 11:18 AM · LM Editorial
In a gesture that may be without precedent, MOL (America) Inc. today announced that it has begun public disclosure of its ratio of U.S. to Asia export cargo that misses vessel connections due to rail errors
Posted 05/17 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
April volumes at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were down 13 percent annually, according to data released by the port this week.
Posted 05/16 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
Posted 05/15 · 08:06 AM · LM Editorial
When making a list of the several elements working against the competitive position of the Port of Oakland, we can now add one more: the San Francisco Bar Pilots
Posted 05/14 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
With Europe in a recession, it is being reflected in data in the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted 05/13 · 09:44 PM · LM Editorial
If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse
Posted 05/08 · 06:01 PM · LM Editorial
Cartel spokesmen say U.S. consumer spending and retail sales trends are on the uptick confirming carrier forward bookings
Posted 05/08 · 08:46 AM · LM Editorial
Gradual economic growth patterns continue to be the norm based on data released in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted 05/01 · 02:00 PM · LM Editorial
The recent surge of U.S. exports has created a more balanced trade picture for U.S. ports and the stakeholders they serve. If this is a sustainable trend, analysts expect to see more investment in infrastructure and increased competition among the leading gateways.