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

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News & Analysis

30 Oct 2014
Port congestion has gotten so bad in Los Angeles-Long Beach that harbor truckers are imposing congestion surcharges of $50 to as much as $100 an hour, and retailers and other beneficial cargo owners are paying the extra charges if the alternative is that they will not get their containers that day.
Port of Oakland
30 Oct 2014
Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could result in the realization of a long-time goal at the Port of Oakland: becoming the first U.S. West Coast call for inbound cargo from Asia.
Container ships at anchor on Oct. 30 off Los Angeles-Long Beach awaiting berths
30 Oct 2014
Adding to other recent evidence that congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach is worsening, Hapag-Lloyd Wednesday announced delays to multiple services and said the overall situation “has reached a critical point.”
30 Oct 2014
A group of Mexican produce and meat exporters are sold on the idea of starting weekly ocean service between the ports of Veracruz, Mexico, and Philadelphia, saying it would be faster, cheaper and provide better security and cargo integrity than current trucking routes.
29 Oct 2014
LONG BEACH — A Los Angeles-Long Beach port truck driver who said she was misclassified as an independent contractor was awarded a check for $9,000 in unemployment benefits by the California Employment Development Department this week, giving Teamsters fuel in their campaign to organize local drayage drivers.
Cassidy
29 Oct 2014
JOC Senior Trucking Editor William Cassidy describes the current congestion crisis at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and its impact on inland distribution in this video from the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
San Pedro Bay
29 Oct 2014
U.S. retailers are pressuring PierPass to temporarily waive at least $9 million in fees to give shippers some relief from severe congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
Southport, which Philadelphia hopes to turn into a marine terminal
29 Oct 2014
The Port of Philadelphia is making a third try at getting its long-contemplated and long-postponed Southport terminal off the ground. The project, originally designed as a container terminal, may evolve into a multi-use terminal this time as the overseas market for petrochemical products refined locally from U.S. shale oil offers a new growth opportunity.
29 Oct 2014
A manufacturer of custom office furniture is investing $17 million to establish a Virginia distribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk, a boost for the Port of Virginia and CSX Transportation and another sign of growing momentum for inland ports served by rail.
28 Oct 2014
Celadon Trucking acquired A&S Services Group, a regional truckload carrier and port drayage operator with a