Kansas City Southern Railway’s Pat Ottensmeyer is making a pitch that could alleviate the pain some importers are feeling at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — advising shippers to divert shipments bound for the U.S. Gulf region away from the congestion-wracked San Pedro ports to Lazaro Cardenas in south-central Mexico.
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News & Analysis
28 Jan 2015
Many Canadian importers are receiving shipments two to three weeks longer than usual and exporters are missing sailing windows because of container vessels delays at U.S. West Coast ports are rippling north.
28 Jan 2015
Canadian National Railway expects intermodal to stay strong as shippers frustrated with U.S. West Coast port congestion push U.S-bound loads through Canadian ports and onto its network running through Chicago and down to New Orleans.
27 Jan 2015
The exclusion of roughly 600 drayage drivers from Port Metro Vancouver’s new licensing system has raised tensions here in what is increasingly looking like a showdown between truck drivers and the government.
26 Jan 2015
Kenya’s Dock Workers Union (DWU) has modified its long-held opposition to private operation of Mombasa port’s new container terminal.
22 Jan 2015
The return of CMA CGM, the opening of a grain containerization facility, healthy volume on Mediterranean and Caribbean services, and even diversions from the U.S. West Coast in 2014 helped lift Port of Montreal’s container volume 4.2 percent versus 2013.
21 Jan 2015
Total container throughput at China’s top 20 ports reached 175 million TEUs in 2014, an increase of 5.3 percent over the previous year as solid exports to the U.S. helped drive up the cargo numbers.
21 Jan 2015
The China-financed Mombasa-Nairobi rail link that is under construction is facing competition from Africa’s largest private equity firm that has invested $70 million in a competing rail connection that will also link the two cities.
20 Jan 2015
The International Transport Workers' Federation has stepped up its protest of automation at the new Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal, and called for “all parties” to discuss RWG’s labor arrangements.
19 Jan 2015
Hong Kong port ended a year it would rather forget with annual container throughput falling for a third consecutive time, registering 22.2 million TEUs in 2014 that was down 0.3 percent on the previous year's numbers.
16 Jan 2015
Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands.