LONG BEACH, Calif. — As North American container ports compete fiercely for market share, it’s becoming clear that the winners will be those that reliably and efficiently handle mega-ships on the water and land side of the berths.
billmongelluzzo said: Scrap exports to China are down because of the government's "green fence" policy of preventing adulterated scrap from entering the country.
billmongelluzzo said: Local 63 Pres.Mike Podue tells Long Beach seminar the ILWU embraces automation as long as the union has those jobs "from here to eternity."
billmongelluzzo said: SoCal Edison told Long Beach seminar it will provide discounted electrical rates when vessel cold ironing requirements at ports begin 1-1-14
billmongelluzzo said: IPI rates to inland destinations like Chicago are high enough today that shippers will save money by transloading on the West Coast
billmongelluzzo said: Eastbound Pacific contracts are supposed to start on May 1, but an NVO reports carriers are delaying GRIs for consolidators until May 21
billmongelluzzo said: With truck delays at LA-Long Beach terminals still an issue, support is building for development of a port-wide adaptive appointment system
billmongelluzzo said: Did the 2012 PMA annual report hint of changes to come by saying the ILWU and PMA tried to resolve the OCU conflict via merger discussions?
billmongelluzzo said: Trans-Pac carriers more flexible pricing West Coast than East Coast all-water services as they put more big ships in West Coast services
billmongelluzzo said: Sequestration forced several federal agency reps to cancel speaking engagements Tuesday at the brokers & forwarders conference in California
billmongelluzzo said: TTX Co. estimates that transloading in LA-Long Beach area in 2012 increased to 31.9% of total imports, up from 30.3 percent in 2011.