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

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Digging deep

Posted 05/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?

Logistics managers to learn about seaport infrastructure at WERC

Posted 04/25 · 11:40 AM · LM Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago

Seaport Supply Chains Examined at WERC’s Annual Conference

Posted 04/25 · 10:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
A panel discussion comprising two prominent port planners will address infrastructure and investment at next week’s Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference in Chicago. Paul Rasmussen, U.S. trade expert and CEO of Zepol, will also be sharing his insights on the nation’s “Top 30” ocean cargo gateways.

U.S. West Coast Labor Negotiations Should Not Contain Any Surprises

Posted 04/22 · 09:24 AM · LM Editorial
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

Posted 04/22 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
The National Retail Federation is encouraging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.

New Ocean Carrier Deployments May Have Slight Impact on U.S. Supply Chains

Posted 04/21 · 08:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
The newly created and expanded alliances of P3 and G6 will certainly review and revise port calls, but the shift in initial deployments will be subtle, says Neil Davidson, senior analyst of ports and terminals for Drewry Research.

Shippers may expect subtle shift in ocean carrier deployments

Posted 04/21 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
The newly created and expanded alliances of P3 and G6 will certainly review and revise port calls, but the shift in initial deployments will be subtle, says Neil Davidson, senior analyst of ports and terminals for Drewry Research.

WERC’s Focus on Seaports Gains Fresh Perspective

Posted 04/18 · 11:08 AM · LM Editorial
“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV agree to merge

Posted 04/17 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
Following the integration, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest ocean cargo carriers in the world

Merger of LA/LB Ports Proposed

Posted 04/17 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move that is already stirring controversy, The L.A. 2020 Commission, has suggested that The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach merge cargo operations.
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