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Commentary

Don’t have the time to rehash last year and want to know what’s in store for the next 18 months? You’ve got freight to move, so here are the takeaways from the annual State of Logistics report released on Tuesday by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and JOC.com reporting.

News & Analysis

27 Aug 2015
In a high-risk, possibly high-reward attempt to manage truck flow and reduce congestion, 10 of the 13 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach on Thursday adopted a trucker appointment system action plan with the goal of establishing a system of appointments throughout the harbor beginning in 2016.
26 Aug 2015
The Port of New York-New Jersey posted double-digit container growth again in July, breaking the import record it set in May and illustrating how U.S. West Coast diversions are positioning the top U.S. East Coast port for a healthy peak season.
26 Aug 2015
New Jersey officials say the driver of a top loader was drunk when the heavy equipment struck and killed a dockworker at APM Terminals’ facility in the Port of New York and New Jersey earlier this month.
Holt's Packer terminal, port of Philadelphia
26 Aug 2015
Dredging of the 102.5-mile river channel to 45 feet is just one of many projects under way as Philadelphia and other Delaware River ports build new terminals that can handle various cargoes or rev up long-postponed plans for new terminals.
26 Aug 2015
The Port of Hueneme has been awarded nearly $1.5 million in U.S. federal dollars to its infrastructure in the hopes of boosting imports and exports — specifically to and from Central and Latin America — through the Southern California port.
trucks line up at gates at Oakland port
25 Aug 2015
The Port of Oakland’s announcement last week that it intends to open its terminal gates an extra day each week demonstrates two hard, cold facts about U.S. port operations in this era of big ships. The traditional menu of five weekday gates each week is no longer adequate to handle today’s cargo volumes, but extra gates cost money, and someone — often the shipper — has to pick up the tab.
25 Aug 2015
The Port of Virginia has deployed three hybrid shuttle carriers — the first of their kind in the U.S. — at its Virginia International Gateway terminal.
24 Aug 2015
As U.S. auto sales surge, U.S. Southeast port are shifting into high gear to win that highly profitable roll-on, roll-off cargo.
21 Aug 2015
U.S. West Coast congestion roiled retailer rollouts of spring product lines even after employers and longshoremen ended their showdown in late February, executives told investors during recent second-quarter earnings calls.
21 Aug 2015
Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, New Jersey, says his financially strapped city wants more money and jobs from the East Coast’s largest port.