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

Waterfront Coalition told that U.S. West Coast ports must reform

Posted 03/05 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
West Coast port authorities may be overstating the obvious when they decry “business as usual.” But it’s refreshing to see them finally coming around.

North Carolina’s shippers may soon have enhanced logistics network

Posted 03/04 · 05:01 PM · LM Editorial
Transportation stakeholders reliant on North Carolina’s major seaports are welcoming news this week, which outlines plans to enhance the intermodal and cold chain network in the region.

Restoring West Coast Ocean Cargo Service May Be Costly Proposition

Posted 03/03 · 09:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
Expected post-Lunar New Year cargo growth will accelerate equipment, cargo handling and other costs going forward.

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.

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.

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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