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

Transportation pricing trends - July 2011

Posted 07/01 · 06:27 AM · LM Editorial
FreightJuly 2011

Global Trade: Fedex issues positive perspective

Posted 06/23 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.

Ocean cargo: Port of San Francisco concentrates on bulk

Posted 06/21 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.

Ocean cargo: Shippers are getting the attention they deserve

Posted 06/17 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
As many leading ocean carrier executives have noted recently, sharper shipper expectations are driving disruptive change in the industry

Exports are still bright spot for California

Posted 06/10 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.

“The Turbulent ‘10s” will have profound impact on ocean shipping

Posted 06/09 · 08:59 AM · LM Editorial
While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.

IWLA calls pending California legislation a “job killer”

Posted 06/09 · 07:30 AM · LM Editorial
Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association

BTS reports Freight TSI falls 1.0 percent from March to April

Posted 06/08 · 11:40 AM · LM Editorial
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 107.5 is up 14.0 percent from the recent low of 94.3 in April 2009, which was its lowest level since July 1997. April’s Freight TSI is down 5.1 percent from its historic peak of 113.3 in January 2005.

PierPass raises fee at ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 06/07 · 03:31 PM · LM Editorial
In a move to contain costs and sustain service, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced it will raise the current Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Ocean cargo carriers can take nothing for granted

Posted 06/07 · 01:27 PM · LM Editorial
The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company

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