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Saturday, August 01, 2015
On the heels of the labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast in late 2014 and early 2015, as well as less dramatic port congestion issues in Europe and Asia, delays to containerized cargo movement have been the subject of many of our news stories and features over the last year—and understandably so.
Friday, July 31, 2015
While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a surge of new business after the Panama Canal expansion, real estate experts say this phenomena is already underway.
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
Ocean Cargo •
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Last week, more than 100 business groups, which included transportation and logistics providers and other supply chain concerns, penned a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune, heralding the approval of the Ports Performance Act by the Committee.
While organized labor has yet to weigh in on Executive Order B-32-15, leaders should recognize that California's complex freight transportation system is responsible for one-third of the state's economy and jobs, with freight-dependent industries accounting for over $700 billion in revenue and over 5 million jobs.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
New evidence that U.S. West Coast ports are losing market share to ports in the East and some Gulf regions surfaced in a new report issued by Zepol, a global trade and intelligence provider.
Posted on 07/16 at 08:10 AM
Global Trade •
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
In a development certain to resonate with logistics managers, the Federal Maritime Commission has just released a report entitled U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
With the expansion of the canal scheduled for early 2016, many shippers are hoping that ocean cargo efficiency will be greatly enhanced. However, experts are of mixed minds on whether this will indeed be the panacea all industry stakeholders are seeking.
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.
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Thursday, June 04, 2015
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last months big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.