BNSF Railway is aiming to regain domestic intermodal volume lost to Union Pacific Railroad by introducing more and faster expedited services connecting Chicago and St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Pacific Northwest.
05 Jun 2015
In what is potentially the most extensive port collaboration effort to date in the U.S, harbor commissioners from Seattle and Tacoma voted Friday to submit their final agreement on the Northwest Seaport Alliance for Federal Maritime Commission approval.
05 Jun 2015
A bill introduced in Congress on Friday would empower the president to intervene to halt port labor slowdowns as well as strikes, and would allow state governors to initiate the process for federal back-to-work injunctions.
02 Jun 2015
Work slowdowns and port congestion associated with the 2014-15 coastwide longshore contract negotiations continued to haunt West Coast ports in April, with total container volume down 6 percent from April 2014 even though the slowdowns had ended in February.
19 May 2015
Container traffic in Seattle-Tacoma returned to normal in April as the vessel and container backlogs that had developed over four months of labor slowdowns dissipated.
07 May 2015
They’re a few months behind schedule, but Seattle and Tacoma are one step closer to solidifying their Northwest Seaport Alliance, after submitting a final draft of their agreement this week.
04 May 2015
Seattle and Tacoma took a big hit in the first quarter as its market share among Canadian Pacific Northwest ports took a dive amid longshore labor disruption.
29 Apr 2015
But the ports should recoup much of their lost market share next year and beyond if they address their congestion and labor problems, speakers at the Port of Long Beach Pulse of the Ports breakfast said Wednesday.
21 Apr 2015
The Port of Portland, Oregon, is doing its best to keep containerized cargo moving up and down the Columbia River, even if it means encouraging freight to move to Seattle and Tacoma until the port can attract new liner services.
20 Apr 2015
Container volumes at the Seattle-Tacoma gateway in March surged by 21 percent compared to March 2014, demonstrating that the Pacific Northwest ports are quickly recovering from the port congestion that accompanied four months of work slowdowns.
16 Apr 2015
The Seaport Alliance should begin to take shape later this summer after it goes through the Federal Maritime Commission review process. Kurt Beckett, Port of Seattle deputy CEO, said the ports by early May will complete the draft document that will detail how the Seaport Alliance will function.