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By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2015
In what as being described as an effort to “restore service levels,” container shipping lines comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are attempting to pull off a significant rate hike this summer.
By Patrick Burnson · April 17, 2015
Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
By LM Staff · April 15, 2015
Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
By Patrick Burnson · April 13, 2015
Another indication of how U.S. ports are paying closer attention to shipper’s needs was signaled today by the Port of Oakland, as it announced its new update service.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2015
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2015
2014 was a very good year for the Port of New Orleans, and officials there are forecasting an even more robust cargo scenario in 2015.
By LM Staff · March 26, 2015
Navis announced that George A. Kohlrieser, an internationally recognized expert on leadership, will present a general session at Navis World 2015, taking place March 29-April 1, 2015 at the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.
By Patrick Burnson · March 13, 2015
TRAXENS, developer of innovative containers monitoring systems, will equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology.
By Patrick Burnson · March 11, 2015
Lest shippers believe that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is fully on board with the new “tentative” contract agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association, consider what happened at the Port of Oakland this week.
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2015
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.
By Patrick Burnson · March 3, 2015
TSA has reaffirmed its March 9 general rate increase (GRI) of $600 per 40-foot container (FEU) for all shipments, and lines have also filed a previously announced April 9 GRI in the same amount.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2015
As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.
By Patrick Burnson · February 19, 2015
Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted today as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting.
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2015
Cargo demand for Asian containerized imports has remained strong through the typically slower winter season and heading into the Lunar New Year holidays, according to container line data collected by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

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