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 04/04 · 11:58 AM · LM Editorial
A labor action at the Port of Oakland has shippers scrambling for distribution alternatives
Posted 04/01 · 03:05 AM · LM Editorial
Leading trucking company CEOs say it’s time to pay down debt and put profit to work to recapitalize their businesses - all at a time of tightening capacity. For shippers, the days of rock bottom rates could be long gone.
Posted 03/31 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.
Posted 03/25 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted 03/22 · 11:28 AM · LM Editorial
The GPA announced that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp
Posted 03/21 · 08:02 AM · LM Editorial
No major disruptions to inbound and outbound calls are anticipated, but carriers remain on guard
Posted 03/16 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.
Posted 03/14 · 02:17 PM · LM Editorial
Import shipment volume for February, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) decreased 9.94 percent from January and increased 9.03 percent over February 2010, reported Zepol Corporation, a trade intelligence company.
Posted 03/11 · 01:16 PM · LM Editorial
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday
Posted 03/07 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the first half 2011 prediction has been raised, the report is calling for 7.5 million TEU during that period, which would be a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2010. In 2010, the report said there was a total of 14.7 million TEU moved—a 16 percent gain over 2009, which was largely achieved due to 2009’s 12.7 million TEU serving as the lowest annual tally since 2003.