Agriculture Transportation Coalition

U.S. exporters of agricultural products say uncertainty surrounding the International Longshoremen’s Association Sept. 30 contract expiration is already slowing production and deliveries.

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition said APL, “K” Line and OOCL shared the top ranking in the organization’s seventh annual carrier performance survey.

The biggest concerns of agricultural exporters as the 2012 peak-shipping season approaches are equipment availability, adequate vessel space and volatility of freight rates.

A spokesman for agricultural interests called upon ports to help increase U.S. exports by reducing delays at marine terminals.

Agriculture Transportation Coalition

The trends are clear by now. Asian economies are growing and Asian consumers and manufacturers are increasing consumption at a rate faster than their U.S. and European counterparts.

Peter Friedmann
Peter
Friedmann
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Agricultural exports are facing delays at the Port of Oakland as terminals struggle to provide longshoremen with documentation verifying refrigerated containers containing farm products have not previ

Most shippers of agricultural products are securing the vessel space and equipment they need right now, but they expect space to tighten and freight rates to rise over the next three months, according

New trade pacts approved by Congress will provide a major boost to help push the U.S. out of its economic malaise, a business trade official told forwarders and customs brokers.

Container ship line APL says the fast-growing U.S.

Rates for containerized ocean shipping exports from the United States to Asia are sliding this spring as a sharp upturn in vessel capacity offsets relatively strong demand for U.S.

The Federal Maritime Commission’s Dec.

More than 30 shipper groups pledged their support to Rep. James L. Oberstar, D-Minn., if he moves forward with legislation to abolish antitrust immunity for ocean carriers.

APL Ltd. was chosen as the top carrier for the second consecutive year in the Agriculture Transportation Coalition's annual survey of ocean carrier performance.

Agriculture Transportation Coalition

The low and declining dollar and Asia’s economic recovery is fueling huge export volumes. Foreign-sourced agricultural products are becoming less competitive, both in the U.S. and in U.S.

Peter Friedmann
Executive director
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The National Industrial Transportation League sharply criticized environmental groups’ claim that trade groups oppose clean-air efforts at ports this week, calling the accusation “a flagra

Ocean carrier executives in the eastbound trans-Pacific were not quite ready to break out the champagne in late June, but they appeared pleased that freight rates had finally hit bottom after a long s

U.S.

Agricultural shippers announced their support for clean-trucks plans proposed by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, saying the Pacific Northwest ports intend to reduce harmful emissions from harbor truc