North America

North America

27 Aug 2014
The value of total trade and exports moving through U.S. foreign-trade zones last year hit record highs, reflecting exporter and retailers’ increased of the hubs.
Fairview Terminal, Port of Prince Rupert
26 Aug 2014
U.S. shippers are finding that hedging their bets against possible U.S. West Coast port disruptions by shipping cargo through the Port of Prince Rupert comes with a catch: long delays before imports can be loaded onto the rails.
Aerial photo of Port of Mobile showing land Alabama is acquiring for expansion.
26 Aug 2014
The Alabama State Port Authority has paid $25 million to acquire a 35-acre dockside tract for future expansion of Mobile’s container terminal and a 63-acre industrial site a half-mile from the harbor.
Portland's Terminal T-6
25 Aug 2014
Now that the Port of Portland has taken away the jurisdiction of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the handling of refrigerated containers, the port authority is warning the leadership of the powerful union that a further loss of work opportunities could follow if productivity does not improve.
25 Aug 2014
YRC Freight upgraded three terminals to distribution centers to help better manage higher freight volumes, completing a process begun in June in time for the fall peak shipping season.
25 Aug 2014
Port San Antonio named a new president and CEO on Aug. 25, tapping a 25-year economic development veteran to lead the inland industrial development agency.
25 Aug 2014
A proposed rule-making on truck driver coercion that would extend U.S. regulatory authority deeper into the international supply chain and hit offenders — including motor carriers, logistics operators and shippers — with penalties of up to $11,000 per incident, is being hotly debated.
25 Aug 2014
Retailers are growing anxious over the continuing lack of a U.S. West Coast longshore labor agreement.
25 Aug 2014
The market for container terminals in the U.S. is being helped by cheap prices, low risk, and the advent of automation, according to the latest newsletter from industry analyst Drewry Maritime Research.
25 Aug 2014
Retired pilot industry executive Richard “Dick” Jacobsen died Aug. 22 at his home in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. He was 82.
Containers in port
25 Aug 2014
Cargo is being rolled and space allocations are being cut on trans-Pacific eastbound services as capacity continues to tighten to the U.S. East Coast. Space to the U.S. West Coast is also extremely tight, shippers say, reflected in stronger volumes moving through West Coast ports.