California

California

Clear sailing
27 Jul 2014
Even though it now looks like it will be sometime in August before a new agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers is in place, no one is panicking and tensions appear low. Why?
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26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have recessed contract negotiations for the coming week so ILWU officers can participate in unrelated contract talks with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Drewry benchmark spot rate from Hong Kong to Los Angeles dropped $100 this week to $1,800 per FEU.
23 Jul 2014
With another week left before carriers in the trans-Pacific lanes attempt a general rate increase of $600 per 40-foot container, spot rates from Asia to the U.S. West Coast dropped once again.
22 Jul 2014
Pacific International Lines has advised its customers that effective Dec.
Diesel
18 Jul 2014
Trucking interests in Southern California were urged this week to lobby for a delay in the inclusion of transportation fuels under the state’s cap and trade law...
Ever Lambent at the Port of Los Angeles
17 Jul 2014
A surge of imports through Los Angeles-Long Beach in June caught transportation providers by surprise, and helps explain why the ports had problems with terminal congestion and capacity shortages in both the rail and drayage trucking sectors.
Drewry’s benchmark spot rate from Hong Kong to Los Angeles rose to $1,900 per 40-foot container this week.
16 Jul 2014
Attempts by the trans-Pacific carriers to institute a two-tiered July general rate increase fell just short of realization...
Gerald Desmond Bridge in Port of Long Beach
15 Jul 2014
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a fiscal year 2014-15 budget that calls for $579 million in capital expenditures, including replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and redevelopment of the Middle Harbor container terminal.
Jon Slangerup
14 Jul 2014
Jon Slangerup, the new executive director at the Port of Long Beach, sees his greatest strength as being more of a builder of added value, as he was at FedEx Canada, than as a turnaround artist. That is why he is so excited about his position at the port, where he intends to continue the capital expansion projects, assess where additional expansion is required, but all the while adding value for port customers.
Figures at bargaining table
11 Jul 2014
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will resume at 1:30 p.m. today Pacific time, the ILWU confirmed.
10 Jul 2014
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex is struggling with marine terminal congestion and long trucker turn-times caused by a number of factors including chassis shortages, delays on the intermodal rail network, poor communication between terminals and truckers and a surge in cargo volume that caught the entire supply chain by surprise.