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

Recovery may not be what it seems

Posted 07/27 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The signs in the transportation sector seem to be trending in the right direction, but growth is slow and volatile.

Port of Los Angeles deepens channel

Posted 07/26 · 10:32 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Los Angeles began the final phase of its 13-year, $370 million Main Channel Deepening Project (MCDP) late last week.
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Port security: Rockefeller set to roll out new maritime security legislation

Posted 07/22 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
United States port security may be seeing some notable changes should legislation to be introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) one day be signed into law.
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Port of Rotterdam Overwhelmed

Posted 07/22 · 08:33 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers using the EU’s biggest seaport may be hit with new surcharges next month. Serious operational problems and delays at the Euromax, ECT Home and ECT Delta terminals in Rotterdam these past three weeks have caused both delays and short-shipments of cargo to and from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.

ILWU must get real

Posted 07/20 · 10:56 AM · LM Editorial
As noted in our news section last week by my colleague, Jeff Berman, the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach are back on track to handle Peak Season volumes once again. But Southern California shippers will be keeping an eye on how labor/management negotiations are going before committing to any long-term strategies at these key ocean cargo gateways

Ocean shipping: POLA/POLB see strong June volumes

Posted 07/15 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Even though year-over-year comparisons were relatively easy, June volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) turned in strong performances.

U.S. Port Security: A work in progress

Posted 07/15 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Port authorities contend that without a method of enforcement, supply chain security has little chance of truly enhancing safety. Here’s a closer look at the different paths U.S. ports are taking in route to establishing standards and adhering to new regulation mandates.
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Ocean cargo/Global logistics: Port Tracker calls for continued-but smaller-gains

Posted 07/09 · 10:38 AM · LM Editorial
While the forecast for import cargo volume at U.S.-based retail container ports remains positive, the amount by which volumes rise on a monthly basis is expected to narrow in the coming months, according to the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Ocean cargo concerns

Posted 07/07 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
The good news released recently by Alphaliner about more carrier activity has been countered by Drewry Shipping Consultants’ latest Container Forecaster, which posits the idea that a “peak season” may fail to materialize.

Ocean Cargo: Shipping analysts say vessel scrapping has declined

Posted 07/07 · 08:53 AM · LM Editorial
During the first six months of 2010, the active containership capacity has risen by 15.3 percent, jumping from 11.55 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) on January 1 to 13.32 million TEU at the end of June, according to figures released by Alphaliner, a Paris-based consultancy.

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