United States

United States

Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
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.
22 Oct 2014
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded for the first time in eight months in September on a year-over-year basis, as exports posted relatively strong growth despite a decline in auto shipments, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry today.
22 Oct 2014
The American Apparel & Footwear Association and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel today signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at easing U.S.-China shipments of fashion products in both directions.
22 Oct 2014
Construction on Crowley’s two vessels powered by liquefied natural gas began today, with the first of the pair slated for delivery in second-quarter 2017 and the second expected later that year.