North America

North America

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04 Mar 2015
While the growth pace of overall U.S. trade is slowing, perishables trade expansion is “significantly faster,” World City President Ken Roberts said at the JOC's 15th annual TPM Conference.
04 Mar 2015
A Port Metro Vancouver terminal closed Wednesday afternoon after a four-alarm chemical fire started in one container and spread to others.
04 Mar 2015
The West Coast port crisis inflicted severe pain on North American agricultural exporters, but there’s little chance of them diverting cargo to other ports like some of their retail counterparts.
04 Mar 2015
An East Coast dockworker Wednesday shocked importers and exporters that use West Coast ports by saying something completely opposite of what they have experienced from West Coast longshoremen the past four months.
04 Mar 2015
Truckload carrier C.R. England is raising driver pay for the third time since November and the second time in the last 40 days, while offering bonuses to successful driver trainers.
04 Mar 2015
The Port of Virginia said Wednesday that a hold is still in place on all export intermodal rail traffic at its Norfolk International Terminals as the port continues to cope with significant rail volume at the facility.
04 Mar 2015
Protracted West Coast port delays will push Dollar General to shift more import cargo to the East Coast, a logistics executive for the discount retailer said Wednesday at the 15th annual TPM conference.
04 Mar 2015
The U.S. needs to boost its exports to fast-growing emerging markets, but it faces a number of barriers that stand in the way of a more balanced trade, Walter Kemmsies, chief economist of port design consultancy Moffatt & Nichol, told a panel at the 15th annual TPM Conference on Tuesday.
04 Mar 2015
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance plan to open discussions about a new, long-term contract more than three years before their current East and Gulf coast labor agreement expires.
03 Mar 2015
The third-ranking Senate Republican on Tuesday floated the idea of putting unionized port employees under the purview of the Railway Labor Act, a move proponents say would prevent longshore labor showdowns like those seen seen on the U.S West Coast in recent months.
03 Mar 2015
Shippers who tried to divert their containerized cargo to the U.S. East Coast during the paralyzing port congestion at West Coast ports in the last few months were not always successful because they did not have long-standing relations with carriers serving the East Coast, according to panelists at the 15th annual TPM Conference.