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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The three California port directors who faced the wrath of shippers at the annual meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) in San Francisco late last June, surprised many with their candor and heartfelt mea culpas.
Posted on 07/29 at 07:48 AM
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Thursday, July 09, 2015

A toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive commercial pricing is threatening liner shipping industry profitability for the rest of 2015, according to the Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Posted on 07/09 at 09:16 AM
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The container-shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey & Company. Making things worse, earnings have been exceptionally volatile.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:37 AM
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers last month. That was the most since it reported volume of 216,276 containers in August 2011.
Posted on 06/17 at 08:45 AM
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
Posted on 05/13 at 04:00 PM
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Friday, May 01, 2015

At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern. Now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year. Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?
Posted on 05/01 at 05:00 PM
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Posted on 04/21 at 08:24 AM
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Friday, 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.
Posted on 04/17 at 01:07 PM
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.
Posted on 04/15 at 08:32 AM
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:30 AM
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