United States

United States

29 Jun 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Monday that bills before Congress seeking to avoid lengthy negotiations marked by slowdowns and employer retaliation that recently plagued West Coast ports aren’t the answer.
29 Jun 2015
Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska wants a study on whether 18- to 20-year-olds should be allowed to drive heavy trucks across state lines, a step trucking concerns short of qualified drivers increasingly support. Current federal rules restrict interstate CDLs to drivers at least 21 years of age.
29 Jun 2015
The Port of Los Angeles announced Monday it will begin construction this summer on a two-year, $127 million project to improve the marine terminal operated by Yusen Terminals, so that it can more efficiently handle larger vessels.
29 Jun 2015
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Monday approved a $470 million fiscal year 2016 budget that will fund the continued development of logistics center aimed at boosting container volume at adjacent marine terminals, and other port productivity initiatives.
29 Jun 2015
A proposal that could drastically increase costs for harbor pilots at the Port of Savannah could cause operational problems at the U.S. South Atlantic’s busiest port, a Georgia congressman warned last week.
29 Jun 2015
Mobility has become the latest technological catchphrase, especially in transportation, as wave after wave of t
29 Jun 2015
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Savannah in May set a record for the third consecutive month, indicating that the busiest U.S. South Atlantic port continues to gain market share from regional and West Coast competitors.
29 Jun 2015
The diversion of cargo from West Coast ports this past year taught East and Gulf Coast ports a valuable lesson. They better start planning now if they are going to be prepared for another spike in cargo volumes next spring with the completion of the Panama Canal expansion project.
28 Jun 2015
Even before they endured four months of embarrassing and costly work slowdowns during contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association in 2014-15, California’s landlord container ports knew they had a congestion problem. They are now addressing the main cause of port congestion, which is outdated cargo-handling processes.
27 Jun 2015
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union doesn’t buy ocean carriers’ explanation that they stopped providing chassis to truckers and cargo interests in order to save money, said Bobby Olvera, president of ILWU Local 13 in Southern California.
27 Jun 2015
U.S. agriculture shouldn’t expect dramatic improvements in cargo-handling productivity to come out of the new West Coast longshore contract, said Ed DeNike, chief operating officer at SSA Marine, said the contract itself will not deliver productivity.