Drayage

Drayage

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

23 Mar 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering with cargo interests, terminal operators, harbor truckers and the railroads to hasten the day when marine terminals become transit facilities rather than storage sites for containers.
The frequency of spot market loads from Los Angeles is increasing as the West Coast container logjam begins to break.
22 Mar 2015
Signs that the container logjam in Southern California is beginning to break are showing up on the truck spot market, as deconsolidated loads come up for grabs at West Coast warehouses.
19 Mar 2015
New York-New Jersey port truckers are growing frustrated with delays accompanying a late-winter cargo spike that container terminals are struggling to handle.
16 Mar 2015
Most container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey will keep truck gates open Tuesday — a longshoremen’s union holiday — as they struggle to clear backlogs caused by high volume and bunched ship arrivals.
12 Mar 2015
Tightening Chicago drayage capacity is causing rates to spike, as shippers have little choice but to pay for more local trucking to avoid demurrage charges that railroads impose if loads aren’t removed from terminals after two days.
12 Mar 2015
The hottest market for drayage this week may not be Los Angeles or Long Beach but New York and New Jersey, where shippers and brokers are scrambling to find power to move containers and trucks are backing up in long lines outside some New York-New Jersey port terminals.
09 Mar 2015
The legal wrangling over the classification of drayage company drivers as being either employees or independent contractors has been going strong for 10 years now, yet closure could still be many years off.
06 Mar 2015
The key to making the Cargomatic free-flow program work is to have enough BCO partners to generate a sizable block of containers each day to keep the equipment operator or operators busy, Mark Wheeler, general manager at WBCT, told a workshop at this week's TPM Conference in Long Beach.
06 Mar 2015
The truck drivers that shuttle containers to and from marine terminals are the backbone of the shipping industry, but that’s not how they are treated at marine terminals, said Robert Curry Sr., president and CEO of California Cartage Co. and a 60-year veteran of the harbor drayage industry.
20 Feb 2015
A union representing about 400 harbor truckers serving Port Metro Vancouver is calling on the recently tapped head of the new drayage commission, tasked with setting minimum rates and governing licenses, to step down.