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

Port Tracker report lowers 2013 forecast but says growth is still in the cards

Posted 11/12 · 02:33 PM · LM Editorial
Even with the government shutdown and a downwardly revised annual forecast, activity at United States-based retail container ports continued on a growth path and expected to continue that way through the end of the year, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
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Port of Los Angeles Incentivizes Inbound Vessel Calls

Posted 11/11 · 07:45 PM · SCMR Editorial
An incentive program that will reward shipping lines bringing new container business is now in place

U.S. dispatches aid for Philippine typhoon recovery on Veteran’s Day

Posted 11/11 · 12:32 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.

Port of Oakland wants to put trucking concerns to rest

Posted 11/01 · 03:14 PM · LM Editorial
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.

Florida ports in the limelight

Posted 10/14 · 01:07 PM · LM Editorial
As the Caribbean Basin gains more attention as a logistical hub, Florida’s ports will become key business partners.

Leadership Change at Port of Los Angeles

Posted 10/08 · 09:37 AM · SCMR Editorial
Now both San Pedro Bay ports are searching for executive directors.

Ocean Carriers Return to Core Competencies

Posted 10/08 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The combination of financial necessity and commercial reality is further forcing ocean carriers to shed their logistics offerings and return to their core competencies.

Port of Los Angeles to lose its leader

Posted 10/07 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.
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Ports of Oakland and Long Beach Confront New Challenges

Posted 10/03 · 11:40 AM · SCMR Editorial
While one port is in rapid recovery mode, the other deals with leadership void

BRIC nations keep pace with ocean cargo demands

Posted 09/24 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Although Brazil, Russia, India and China are suffering from overheated economies, the BRIC region is still generating attractive cargo growth, said Drewry Maritime Research analysts.

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