Low ocean carrier rates are to blame for much of the congestion afflicting U.S. container ports, several ocean carriers and terminal operators said at a Federal MaritimeCommission hearing this week.
Port of Baltimore
Port of Baltimore
11 Apr 2014
A standoff continues between Baltimore port employers and the International Longshoremen’s Association over a local contract covering non-containerized breakbulk and automobile shipments.
02 Apr 2014
A smartphone application that allows truckers to confirm container availability, vessel schedules and other information i
26 Mar 2014
The volume of all containers handled by U.S. and Canadian East Coast ports in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by 4.4 percent year-over-year to 4.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units, according to port-published data collected by the JOC.
21 Feb 2014
Some port drayage companies in the Port of New York and New Jersey have begun imposing congestion surcharges following weeks of delays at container terminals.
12 Feb 2014
An International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore voted down a proposed local contract for autos and breakbulk cargo after a top official from ILA headquarters urged members to reject the employers’ proposal.
03 Feb 2014
Prospects for East Coast ports are brightening, especially on the export side, as the global economic recovery fuels demand for everything from automobiles to grain and forest products. But a number of variables could disrupt the ports’ projections, on the upside and the downside.
29 Jan 2014
A federal arbitrator has ordered an International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore to pay ocean carriers $3.8 million for an October strike that violated a no-strike clause in the ILA’s coastwide master contract.
02 Dec 2013
Hoffberger Holdings has plans to expand its distribution center at the Port of Baltimore.
20 Nov 2013
Container volumes handled by U.S. West Coast ports grew more than three times faster than those at East Coast ports in the first eight months of the year, as lingering effects of last year’s labor negotiations and computer problems at one of the biggest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey dragged down overall throughput growth.