North America

North America

23 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers should expect higher intermodal rates in the coming year but not necessarily better service, two analysts said at the JOC Group’s 4th annual Inland Distribution Conference.
Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. Source: Flickr CC ― B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
23 Oct 2014
The massive congestion affecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is creating a fresh wave of diversions to other ports as shippers flee the worst congestion that the largest port complex in the Americas has seen in at least a decade.
23 Oct 2014
Vessels are still backed up off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as gridlock at the Southern California ports continues.
Holiday shopping
23 Oct 2014
FedEx said it has plans in place to handle expected record volume of holiday shipments this year and avoid a repeat of 2013’s late-shipments debacle.
23 Oct 2014
Norfolk Southern Railway said it is working to correct service problems that accompanies faster-than-expected 10 percent growth in intermodal volume during the third quarter.
23 Oct 2014
Matson Inc.’s Matson Terminals subsidiary will plead guilty to two misdemeanor violations and pay a $1 million penalty to resolve all federal criminal charges arising from a September 2013 molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor.
23 Oct 2014
Aided by a Pennsylvania incentive program, Mediterranean Shipping Co. will continue to operate a direct service between North Europe and Boston and Philadelphia alongside its forthcoming 2M Alliance with Maersk Line.
Footwear
23 Oct 2014
Footwear importers last year paid $2.5 billion in duties, which are meant at least in part to protect domestic producers from low-cost imports, but in reality footwear accounts for a tiny percentage of U.S. jobs.
23 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers, transportation groups and members of Congress. are intensifying pressure on Congressional appropriators to produce legislation that would send more money collected via the harbor maintenance tax back to ports as envisioned in landmark legislation signed earlier this year.
New York harbor
22 Oct 2014
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett called the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor an “evil empire,” and said the bistate crime watchdog agency should be abolished.
22 Oct 2014
The U.S. faces potential sanctions after the World Trade Organization ruled this week that the country has not done enough to amend regulations that require detailed sourcing information on meat products, which was previously found to violate international fair trade rules.