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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Despite great strides in mechanization and technology, many U.S. ports and terminals remain challenged by political conflicts, internecine competition, and internal communication issues.
Posted on 03/31 at 09:24 AM
Wednesday, 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.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:11 PM
Thursday, March 05, 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.
Posted on 03/05 at 08:54 AM
Tuesday, March 03, 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.
Monday, February 09, 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
Monday, January 19, 2015
The latest data shows that the aggregate on-time performance for the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades dropped to 58 percent in December, down from 62 percent in November and 64 percent in October, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Posted on 01/19 at 09:45 AM
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The dubiously dubbed “Grand Canal of Nicaragua” bears a troubling resemblance to the phantom “Argentine Canal,” proposed in the 19th century. By all evidence, both ideas are frauds.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.
Friday, November 14, 2014
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.
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Monday, October 27, 2014
September was the busiest month at the Port of Oakland in more than a year. According to port spokesmen, Oakland handled 207,412 containers at its marine terminals last month. That was the most since August 2013 when 209,138 boxes were received.