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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

29 Jun 2015
The Port of Los Angeles announced Monday it will begin construction this summer on a two-year, $127 million project to improve the marine terminal operated by Yusen Terminals, so that it can more efficiently handle larger vessels.
29 Jun 2015
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Monday approved a $470 million fiscal year 2016 budget that will fund the continued development of logistics center aimed at boosting container volume at adjacent marine terminals, and other port productivity initiatives.
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.
29 Jun 2015
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Savannah in May set a record for the third consecutive month, indicating that the busiest U.S. South Atlantic port continues to gain market share from regional and West Coast competitors.
29 Jun 2015
The diversion of cargo from West Coast ports this past year taught East and Gulf Coast ports a valuable lesson. They better start planning now if they are going to be prepared for another spike in cargo volumes next spring with the completion of the Panama Canal expansion project.
27 Jun 2015
U.S. agriculture shouldn’t expect dramatic improvements in cargo-handling productivity to come out of the new West Coast longshore contract, said Ed DeNike, chief operating officer at SSA Marine, said the contract itself will not deliver productivity.
26 Jun 2015
Port Everglades has received federal approval for a $374 million deepening project that will allow it handle larger container ships.
26 Jun 2015
The same congestion that snarled U.S. Pacific Coast ports earlier this year is headed for ports on the East Coast, a BNSF Railway executive warned earlier this week.
26 Jun 2015
Exporters of agriculture and forest products who diverted shipments from West Coast ports earlier this year because of labor disruptions and congestion are once again shipping most of their cargo through the West Coast. But in order to remain loyal shippers, they demand that the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union guarantee a more efficient and reliable labor environment.
25 Jun 2015
The plan to deepen Charleston’s harbor to accommodate the latest and largest container ships calling the U.S. East Coast received a key vote of approval.