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

U.S. House Subcommittee recommends $1 billion For FY2014 maintenance dredging

Posted 06/19 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
The money is for maintaining America’s deep-draft navigation channels and harbors and is as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal 2014 funding bill.

State of Logistics Report: New order, new opportunities for logistics managers

Posted 06/19 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th annual State of Logistics Report released today, logistics and supply chain managers are continuing to drive inefficiencies out of the business transportation system.

AgTC announces results of 8th annual ocean carrier performance survey

Posted 06/17 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking

Port of Los Angeles weighing its next move after Supreme Court ruling on “clean trucks”

Posted 06/13 · 06:54 PM · LM Editorial
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations

Port of Los Angeles makes bold investment move

Posted 06/10 · 01:36 PM · LM Editorial
Further evidence that West Coast ports will protect their market share after the Panama Canal expansion surfaced last week as the Los Angeles Harbor Commission adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles.

Port of Hamburg and Port of Los Angeles sign MOU for partnership

Posted 06/06 · 03:56 PM · LM Editorial
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.

Economic conditions still hindering European trade numbers, says Global Port Tracker report

Posted 05/30 · 10:22 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics pointed out that ongoing difficult, but slowly improving, economic conditions continue to hinder international trade to Northern Europe.

Drewry report says increased slow steaming is on the horizon

Posted 05/30 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
While ocean carriers leveraging slow steaming in an effort to reduce fuel costs is not entirely new, a recent report from London-based maritime consultancy Drewry Maritime Research suggests there is more to come, especially in a few key trade lanes.

Transpacific carriers call for general rate increases this July

Posted 05/29 · 03:25 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) announced their intention to raise rates this summer.

Port of Oakland Gains New Executive Director While Port Long Beach Loses One

Posted 05/28 · 08:25 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of maritime shipping industry veteran Chris Lytle as the new Executive Director
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