North America

North America

28 Apr 2015
There used to be few alternatives to manufacturing in China, but this infographic details how rising production costs in the "Factory of the World" is allowing sourcing competitors to threaten that dominance.
27 Apr 2015
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 in the Bay area will use its monthly stop-work meeting on Friday to idle the ports of Oakland and San Francisco to protest recent police killings of African-Americans.
27 Apr 2015
Spot rates in the China-U.S. East Coast lane are falling back down to historical levels, a sign that vessel diversions driven by West Coast congestion may be easing.
27 Apr 2015
The Port of New York and New Jersey’s container volume in March set records for container lifts and 20-foot-equivalent units, aided by the lingering impact of labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.
27 Apr 2015
The trial of Thomas Farmer, a former Crowley Liner Services executive accused of antitrust conspiracy, has entered its third week in U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
GCT Bayonne truck gates
27 Apr 2015
GCT Bayonne plans to introduce such a system this year, and other New York-New Jersey terminals are quietly preparing to follow. The Port of Virginia plans in June to begin testing an appointment system at Norfolk International Terminals and eventually expand it portwide. The NIT appointment system had a short-lived test last year.
27 Apr 2015
Available warehousing and distribution space is getting harder to find and more expensive as demand outpaces construction, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.
27 Apr 2015
The Port of Virginia’s efforts to curb congestion took a literal hit Sunday morning after a barge struck a rail bridge, forcing Norfolk Southern Railway to delay five intermodal services and end two.
27 Apr 2015
At its worst, the months of congestion and gridlock at West Coast ports left beneficial cargo owners nearly blind in trying to pinpoint where their shipments were in the supply chain. Unlike the visibility it has given industry stakeholders under normal conditions, technology couldn’t even save the day. The sophisticated electronic tools shippers use to manage and track their cargoes just didn’t work as advertised.
27 Apr 2015
U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.
27 Apr 2015
A Teamsters-supported organization that is attempting to organize owner-operator truck drivers in Southern California said Monday a number of drivers were picketing the yards at several trucking companies, as well as marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach.