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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls to the East and Gulf ports. In the meantime,...
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U.S. Ports Update: A matter of scale
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By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued this week by Cass Information Systems showed annual declines in July for freight shipments and expenditures, with flattish annual spreads.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Despite the presence of still-high inventory levels, typical seasonal patterns appear to be intact for United States-bound retail imports, according to the most recent edition of the issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · August 2, 2016
With ocean cargo shipping analysts predicting a return to fairly robust peak season volumes on the U.S. West Coast, stakeholders are adamant that port congestion need not be an issue once again. Ocean ports update 2016, Ocean Cargo Ports News, Ocean Freight News, Port of Oakland
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Over the past two years, so much of our ocean freight and ports coverage centered around the labor/management struggles at the U.S. West Coast ports as well as the pending opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners.
By LM Staff · July 15, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.2 percent from April to May. This marks the second straight month of growth, following a 1.3 percent March to April increase, which represented the largest increase since March 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · July 13, 2016
Despite the huge advantages offered by the Panama Canal’s expansion, there have been growing concerns over safety issues associated with the introduction of neo-panamax vessels along the waterway.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2016
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to position themselves as logistics hubs to attract an ever-growing number of carriers serving this dynamic marketplace.
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2016
According to American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the threat of terrorist smuggling at U.S. ports appears to be increasing.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities said that U.S. ports and their surrounding communities stand to benefit from the recent announcement of a partial Volkswagen settlement with the federal government and the California Air Resources Board.
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2016
The 19 ocean carrier members of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association have joined with six major East and Gulf coast ports agree on use of a common streamlined “Terminal Weighing Approach” to providing verified gross mass at port locations.
By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2016
While there is widespread concern about attracting new talent to the supply chain industry, it seems especially acute in the maritime sector.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 770,409 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) saw a 10.88 percent annual increase for the busiest May in the port’s history, topping May 2012, which was the previous high at 732,352 TEU. POLB volumes were up slightly, with a 0.8 percent annual increase at 640,566 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · May 16, 2016
Total April POLA volume at 656,177 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.03 percent annually, and April POLB volume at 478,842 TEU was off 22.1 percent annually.

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