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

SoCal Ports Getting Real About Collaboration

Posted 03/02 · 04:36 PM · SCMR Editorial
It is indeed heartening to see how the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are working together to ensure the West Coast remains the nation’s premier ocean cargo destination.
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Ports of LA/Long Beach launch container chassis scheme

Posted 03/02 · 01:02 PM · LM Editorial
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
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Southern California’s Supply Chains May Get Some Relief

Posted 03/02 · 12:58 PM · SCMR Editorial
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
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Transportation Best Practices: Carriers use “game theory” to gain strategic advantage

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers vying for market share and sustainable profits are using a variety of methods to get the upper hand this year. Analysts say that while some are leveraging partnerships, others are wagering on reliability to trump that play. Shippers, meanwhile, are hoping that it will all amount to more than just zero-sum.

Ports of LA/Long Beach Stage Recovery Plan

Posted 02/24 · 09:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia thanked the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association for heeding their call to resolve the labor dispute, and announced plans f to collaborate on a series of initiatives designed to meet the changing dynamics of seaborne trade and the impacts of those changes on cargo flow through the nation’s largest trade gateway.
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West Coast ports still have work to do

Posted 02/23 · 06:35 AM · LM Editorial
While the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have arrived at a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports, questions still remain about productivity.
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Obama administration gets tough with ILWU/PMA

Posted 02/20 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
Meanwhile, Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein both issued a letter appealing to reason
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ILWU takes the day off at Port of Oakland

Posted 02/19 · 12:16 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted today as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting.
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U.S. West Coast Ports Face New Competitive Threat: Mexico

Posted 02/19 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
The epic-length labor contract negotiations between U.S. dockworkers and management on the West Coast took its toll among shippers of perishable commodities last season, but the supply chains of other industries were also severely disrupted.

Message to Presidents and CEOs: Chaos at the West Coast Ports Equals Chaos for Your Supply Chain

Posted 02/18 · 04:02 PM · LM Editorial
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.

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