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 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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Chris Lytle named as new Port of Oakland executive director

Posted 05/28 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of maritime shipping industry veteran Chris Lytle as the new Executive Director. While this fills a leadership void at one key West Coast ocean cargo gateway, it leaves another at the Port of Long Beach.

West Coast stays on track with ocean cargo industry events

Posted 05/28 · 08:11 AM · LM Editorial
June will feature the AgTC annual conference in San Francisco.

West Coast Stays on Track with Ocean Cargo Industry Events

Posted 05/20 · 09:40 PM · SCMR Editorial
June will feature AgTC annual conference in San Francisco
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Port Tracker report points to late summer slowdown

Posted 05/14 · 11:45 AM · LM Editorial
The report noted that import growth at major U.S.-based retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent annually in May, but cautioned that growth could slow down considerably by the end of the summer.

Port of Los Angeles Faced Critical Challenge with Grace and Poise

Posted 05/13 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the Port of Los Angeles hosted the 28th World Ports Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors last week, a crucial vote was being cast to determine its logistical future.
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Port of LA demonstrates grace under pressure

Posted 05/13 · 09:14 AM · LM Editorial
As the Port of Los Angeles hosted the 28th World Ports Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors last week, a crucial vote was being cast to determine its logistical future.
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Will Panama Canal expansion make shipping greener?

Posted 05/06 · 07:35 PM · LM Editorial
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than “a push,” when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
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Panama Canal Expansion Not Likely to Make Shipping Greener

Posted 05/06 · 05:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than "a push," when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.

Top 30 U.S. Ports: Economies of scale in play

Posted 05/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While ranking ports on size and container throughput is both valid and traditional, analysts contend that domestic ocean cargo gateways might also be compared by volume and value of trade as well as value-added services.

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