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

Water Resources Development Act legislation heads to President’s desk to be signed into law

Posted 05/27 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Senate last week signed off on H.R. 3080 The Water Resources Act of 2014 by a 91-7 margin last week. The bill will now head to the White House to be signed into law by President Obama, which is widely expected by industry stakeholders.

Transpacific shippers may expect early “peak season”

Posted 05/18 · 05:27 PM · LM Editorial
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014

Strong Asia-U.S. Cargo Demand, Tight Vessel Space Suggest Early Peak Season

Posted 05/18 · 05:23 PM · SCMR Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers recommend May rate increase and June peak season surcharge to cover contingencies

Possible West Coast Port Disruption Cause of Concern For Supply Chain Managers

Posted 05/14 · 08:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.
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Supply chain stakeholders call on ILWU and PMA to reach a deal

Posted 05/13 · 09:17 AM · LM Editorial
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.

Time to look at Intra-Americas trade again

Posted 05/13 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.

With Relaunch of SeaLand, Intra-Americas Trade Will Gain New Focus

Posted 05/13 · 08:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
With so much attention now being placed on trade agreements with the EU and in the transpacific, shippers may wish to take a fresh look at what one leading ocean cargo carrier is doing within the parameters of the existing North America Free Trade Agreement
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Matson reaffirms its bright outlook

Posted 05/07 · 03:05 PM · LM Editorial

Seaports get their due at WERC conference

Posted 05/06 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns

WERC Delivers on Promise

Posted 05/06 · 09:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Warehousing Education and Research Council conference proved to be a fresh source of market intelligence for port authorities and supply chain managers

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