US Ports

US Ports

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News, analysis, data and videos covering U.S. ports along the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast. 

Commentary

The Port of Oakland was recently quoted on JOC.com as saying, “Cargo is moving and the backlog is shrinking.” Such a statement doesn’t tell the complete story and causes a great deal of confusion and resentment on the part of cargo owners.

News & Analysis

31 Mar 2015
Truck turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach are slowly improving from the dark days of November and December, but numbers released Tuesday by the Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California show the average truck visit to the harbor in February was still 50 percent longer than a year prior.
31 Mar 2015
The new terminal is accessible by rail, truck or barge. It sits behind behind Alabama State Port Authority’s Pier D2 berth on a 40-foot-deep channel at the port authority’s main docks complex.
31 Mar 2015
More than five weeks after West Coast longshoremen and waterfront employers reached a tentative contract, the Port of Oakland is still trying to regain the vessel calls it lost.
Port of Baltimore, Seagirt gate
31 Mar 2015
The Port of Baltimore will combine a $200,000 U.S. Transportation Department grant with $300,000 in state funds to continue a program subsidizing replacement of old drayage trucks with newer, less-polluting vehicles.
30 Mar 2015
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach are beginning to reduce the vessel backlog built up during the longshore labor negotiations, raising the possibility that the largest U.S. port complex will be back to normal before mid-to-late May as originally expected.
Port of Oakland
27 Mar 2015
West Coast ports continue to reduce vessel and container backlogs that built up during the nine months of labor negotiations, with the ports of Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma progressing at a faster pace than Los Angeles-Long Beach.
27 Mar 2015
Heavy volume from larger ships and carrier alliances is straining capacity at New York-New Jersey container terminals just when shippers are seeking alternatives to congested West Coast ports.
27 Mar 2015
Terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast intend to form a discussion agreement that will allow them to work with industry stakeholders such as shipping lines, motor carriers and railroads to reduce congestion and improve cargo velocity.
27 Mar 2015
The Port of Houston’s volume of loaded import containers in February jumped 44 percent from a year earlier, boosted by shippers seeking an alternative to congested West Coast ports.
27 Mar 2015
For U.S. West Coast ports, 2015 was going to be a year to solidify market share in the competitive U.S. container trades as ports on the East Coast prepared for completion of the Panama Canal expansion project. Instead, the first quarter of 2015 has been a nightmare for West Coast ports, with crippling congestion, an unsettled labor contract and declining container volumes.