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.
Port of Savannah
Port of Savannah
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.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
21 Jul 2015
The Teamsters are deploying a bi-coastal strategy to challenge what the union charges is misclassification of drayage truck drivers as independent contractors, an indication of how the issue has expanded far beyond the San Pedro Bay area.
20 Jul 2015
U.S East Coast ports took eight spots on a list of top 10 fastest-growing major U.S.
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.
21 May 2015
The Port of Savannah is ramping up its refrigerated cargo capacity after substantial year-over-year growth in reefer cargo at the Georgia port.
20 May 2015
With no clear path to prevent a recurrence of the crippling, nearly yearlong disruption visited upon West Coast ports and, as of this writing, no final ratification of a new contract by West Coast dockworkers, shippers are exercising their right of free choice and walking away.
18 May 2015
The Port of Savannah posted record container volumes in April, a potential sign that shippers who were once looking for a temporary haven from U.S. West Coast port disruption may have found a more permanent home on the East Coast.
15 May 2015
Shippers are getting used to longer ocean transit times to the point that only 20 percent of U.S. inbound container freight really needs to be offloaded at the nearest possible port, a leading U.S. port director said.
06 May 2015
Port congestion and labor issues took a toll on West Coast port volumes in 2014, as West Coast ports lost market share and East Coast ports gained market share, according to a report by CBRE Americas Research.
15 Apr 2015
West Coast congestion contributed to a year-over-year increase of 23.7 percent in full containers handled at the Port of Savannah during March. Including empty boxes, volume jumped 27.8 percent.