North America

SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
06 May 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement last week that it wouldn't object to two alternative methods of verifying container weights set in motion a high-stakes game of chicken between carriers and exporters. It is also fueling a fight among ports seeking to present themselves as the most user-friendly to shippers struggling to comply with the new rule.
Port Metro Vancouver
05 May 2016
Leading the North America outbound container trade in 2015 were the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a combined volume of 2.8 million TEUs, plunging 7.8 percent year-over-year, although representing 18.1 percent of the overall North America outbound container trade.
Port of Los Angeles, Evergreen terminal
05 May 2016
Leading the North America inbound container trade in 2015 were the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a combined volume of 7.6 million TEUs, declining 2.2 percent year-over-year while representing 30.3 percent of the overall North America inbound container trade.
03 May 2016
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is levying the collective experience of the private sector to fight congestion at U.S ports.
03 May 2016
The Port of Oakland is doing its part to reduce truck congestion with a subsidy program.
03 May 2016
“The rails have taken a hands-off attitude when it comes to SOLAS, which, after all, is a maritime issue,” Larry Gross, a senior transportation analyst at FTR Associates, told JOC.com Tuesday.
03 May 2016
In the U.S., the spring of 2016 isn’t a bad time to be a shipper. Sure, there’s the SOLAS problem, but soft demand combined with excess capacity on land and sea and low fuel costs is pushing down transportation costs and giving shippers more bargaining power in annual contract bids, whether in the trans-Pacific maritime trade or U.S. domestic truck lanes.
02 May 2016
Marine highways, or container transport via inland and coastal waterways, have had a rough go in the United States, but the U.S. Maritime Administration says it has learned from missteps.
01 May 2016
U.S. shippers expect to ramp up their conversion of freight from truck to intermodal rail to the highest level in a year and a half, according to a new survey.
26 Apr 2016
A sharp turnaround in industrial real estate activity around the Savannah port underscores the white-hot demand nationally for logistics properties as well as shippers putting in place long-term plans to use Southeast versus West Coast ports to access the regional market.
26 Apr 2016
Yildirim Holding is mulling investment in U.S. ports as the Turkish transport and industrial conglomerate pursues its bid to become a top 10 global terminal operator.