The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles said efforts to fix the congestion problem in Southern California will fall short until the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiate a new contract.

U.S. and Mexican shippers and transportation providers in their countries’ trusted trader programs can expect to see faster cargo processing at the shared border, following an agreement between the two nations’ customs agencies that promises to ease shipments of cross-border goods.

Truckers or cargo interests who contend that terminal operators have unlawfully billed them for late retrieval of containers while the ports were congested have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission, according to a commission staff member.

The Port of Long Beach is temporarily giving container cargo owners three extra days of free time to keep import containers on the docks.

Two organizations in Rotterdam are calling for urgent dialogues concerning the ports' congestion and overcapacity

Congestion-caused delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market to inland distribution points.

U.S. spot market truck rates were stable last week, and while freight volume dropped from the previous week, demand and pricing are still robust, DAT Solutions said.

An analysis of recent lane-by-lane trucking activity in the U.S. turns on their heads some assumptions about spot market load boards and how they’re used by carriers.

Quick180, a new online service that matches exporters needing a container with importers who have an unloaded box they want to get rid of, has signed Maersk Line as a participant.

The Port of Hong Kong has seen year-over-year container volume growth decelerate for three consecutive months.

An on-again, off-again dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and ICTSI, operator of Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, once again shut down the port’s only container terminal for two days this week.

Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 17
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.

Trans-Pacific carriers received a small boost from a planned Oct. 15 rate increase this week, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index shows.