Port News

China’s containerized exports for February leapt 17.5 percent to 8.6 million 20-foot containers as strong foreign trade and a late Chinese New Year pushed up volumes leaving its ports.

Logistics giant Transport Corporation of India has launched a coastal container feeder service between West India and South India, a growing route that has seen the entry of rival feeder lines in recent months.

Port of Oakland
After two weeks of working all-out to clear its worst congestion problem since 2002, the Port of Oakland on Friday reported reduced vessel backups and yard congestion, improved truck transaction times and better terminal productivity.

The Port of Virginia closed its port in Richmond after unexpected snowfall hit the James River facility Thursda


Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals remained closed Thursday to all export rail containers, as the port continues to cope with backlogged rail volume at the facility.

The gray chassis pool in Los Angeles-Long Beach has been operating for only four days, but the harbor trucking community likes it.

Brazilian truck drivers rolled back many road blockades this week after President Dilma Rousseff signed a "trucker's bill" aimed at resolving some long-standing truck driver grievances. However, trucker protests continue at a diminished level in parts of the country, according to news reports, cutting into truck traffic at a key Brazilian port for soybean exports.

Port of Manzanillo, Mexico
Despite ongoing congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, don’t expect Mexican ports to become major gateways for U.S.-bound cargo anytime soon, Transplace CEO Thomas Sanderson said Tuesday.

The tentative agreement between West Coast longshore workers and terminal operators is already affecting truck pricing, with spot market dry van rates from Los Angeles rising 4 cents to $1.92 per mile on average in the week that ended Feb. 28, according to DAT Solutions.

Cargomatic, the company driving the "Uberization" of local trucking in Southern California, wants to use its technology to break the massive container logjam at West Coast ports. The "Silicon Beach" tech company is offering a free-flow program designed to get ocean containers stacked up in port terminals on trucks and moving inland more quickly.