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

U.S. Ag shippers voice concern over possible port closures

Posted 09/13 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports

AAPA says U.S. ports have more work to do on security

Posted 09/11 · 01:15 PM · LM Editorial
Prior to 9/11, security was not a top concern for most U.S. ports, said Bethann Rooney, member of the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Security Committee, chairperson of the AAPA Port Security Caucus, and security manager at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Port Tracker report is optimistic about future gains despite possible port strike

Posted 09/11 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
The report is calling for September import cargo volume at U.S.-based retail container ports to increase 8.5 percent annually, which is up from a previous estimate of 7.3 percent.

Labor impasse between ILA and USMX remains at a standstill

Posted 09/05 · 12:12 PM · LM Editorial
While there are no new major developments in the ongoing stalemate in labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, that has not slowed down the public exchanges between the two parties as shippers Peak Season plans for moving cargo in and out of East and Gulf Coast ports hang in the balance.
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H.J. Heinz Co. and CEVA Logistics engage in “transformational” ocean freight agreement

Posted 08/30 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
When H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, announced a five-year ocean freight contract earlier this week, it may signal similar groundbreaking deals in the future.

Hurricane Isaac sweeps through Gulf

Posted 08/29 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
As the full force of Hurricane Isaac has yet to be measured, the Port of New Orleans was taking no chances.

Port of Oakland and Prologis move forward on Oakland Army Base development

Posted 08/28 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners praised the California Transportation Commission for their decision to commit $242 million in voter-approved Proposition 1B bond funding to the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base

Difficult European economy makes for continued rough sailing, says Global Port Tracker report

Posted 08/27 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
The economic environment in Europe faces the same mounting challenges as it has in recent months, with no clear remedy in sight. That was a major theme of the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

The Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement loses APL

Posted 08/27 · 08:23 AM · LM Editorial
Remaining members comprise Hapag Lloyd, COSCO, K Line, Evergreen, Hanjin, Yangming HMM, OOCL and NYK.

DOT rolls out Freight Policy Council

Posted 08/24 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
An effort focused on national domestic freight initiatives was introduced this week by United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood.

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