Trucking Logistics

Port of Los Angeles
The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles said efforts to fix the congestion problem in Southern California will fall short until the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiate a new contract.

Weekly wrap-up: Port delays, Teamsters and TPM Asia
Coverage on congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex continued to interest JOC.com readers this past week, as what could be the worst gridlock to hit the largest port complex in the Americas continues.

Truckers or cargo interests who contend that terminal operators have unlawfully billed them for late retrieval of containers while the ports were congested have the right to file a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission, according to a commission staff member.

The Port of Long Beach is temporarily giving container cargo owners three extra days of free time to keep import containers on the docks.

Congestion-caused delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market to inland distribution points.

U.S. spot market truck rates were stable last week, and while freight volume dropped from the previous week, demand and pricing are still robust, DAT Solutions said.

An analysis of recent lane-by-lane trucking activity in the U.S. turns on their heads some assumptions about spot market load boards and how they’re used by carriers.

Quick180, a new online service that matches exporters needing a container with importers who have an unloaded box they want to get rid of, has signed Maersk Line as a participant.

British Columbia’s Port Metro Vancouver is in the home stretch of implementing its new truck licensing system, which aims to balance the number of registered trucks with the amount of available work in an effort to stabilize port operations.

Truck capacity is tightening along the U.S.-Mexican border, forcing cross-border shippers to become more innovative, says Sonney Jones, a former shipper and now director of sales in Mexico for Transplace.