Ports

By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard may be prompted to provide more clarification on details contained in the pending Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule soon, say maritime analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
While everyone agrees that investment in infrastructure is key, only a handful of ports will reach "mega" proportions
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue
By Patrick Burnson · April 11, 2016
The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.
By Patrick Burnson · April 6, 2016
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) has filed comments in response to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regarding Discussion Agreements and vessel sharing agreements (VSAs).
By Patrick Burnson · April 5, 2016
The Port of Oakland today introduced two smart phone applications that could transform containerized cargo handling at seaports.
By Patrick Burnson · April 4, 2016
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced today that all 13 member terminals are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS guidelines scheduled to go into effect on July 1.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
At the 12th annual “Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast,” panelists stated that cargo growth should continue through 2016 even though uncertainty remains as the economy and industry continue to evolve.
By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2016
Full import containers through the Port of Oakland leaped 89.7 percent in February 2016 compared to the same month last year, demonstrating that the gateway continues its cargo recovery from the contract dispute extending to 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The three ports that hosted the largest container ship ever to call on a North American port this past week all had one thing in common – Seattle-based SSA Marine handled the cargo.
By Patrick Burnson · March 2, 2016
The Benjamin Franklin – capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot equivalent units [TEUs] – arrived in Seattle after making call in Long Beach and Oakland, signaling a “sea change” in West Coast shipping.
By Patrick Burnson · February 26, 2016
Ocean cargo gateways on West, Gulf, and East coasts are addressing infrastructure needs with customized solutions.
By Jeff Berman · February 24, 2016
Truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider announced this week it has opened up a new 147,500 square-foot warehouse in Port Reading, New Jersey.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2016
Exactly one year after the devastating West Coast port dispute concluded, the Washington Council on International Trade has released a study that finds Washington state lost $769.5 million in economic activity during that approximately six month period.

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