Truckload spot rates out of California have fallen for five straight months, but some believe demand will rebound as the COVID outbreak in China subsides and front-loaded cargo ordered to beat potential labor disruption on the West Coast hits the ports.
09 May 2022
Sources interpreted the release of PMA’s port automation study as the group anticipating the potential for debate on the hot-button issue to gain widespread attention in the public domain during upcoming West Coast labor talks.
06 May 2022
California’s two senators are pushing ocean carriers to provide more export containers to stem billions of dollars in losses they say the state’s agricultural industry has suffered recently.
27 Apr 2022
Union Pacific Railroad at the end of June will begin revamping how it builds domestic intermodal trains in Southern California in a bid to improve service for all shippers.
12 Apr 2022
Exactly one month before the start of contract talks between West Coast employers and the ILWU, the union is claiming that a 2008 deal between the two sides has been violated at Terminal 5 in Seattle, a foreboding sign for those hoping this year’s negotiations would go smoothly.
08 Apr 2022
Union Pacific Railroad is reducing its surcharge on certain loads in 53-foot containers out of Oakland and Seattle because more boxes are available for shippers.
31 Mar 2022
Sources close to West Coast labor negotiations say any result is possible — from a contract getting signed with little to no disruption to a meltdown lasting months to any scenario in between.
30 Mar 2022
The pending talks come amid fears from shippers that an impasse could result in further disruption in a market that can ill afford it, with some cargo owners already shifting volumes to the East and Gulf coasts.
23 Mar 2022
ONE chief Jeremey Nixon said he’d seen some improvement in port congestion on the US West Coast, but there is “still a long way to go.”
16 Mar 2022
Rather than a fixed fortification like the Maginot Line, Long Beach’s Pier B facility will be a versatile and adaptable tool to help handle future volume growth, the port’s executive director says.
25 Feb 2022
For the second consecutive year, Union Pacific Railroad is putting surcharges on excess cargo and spot volume out of California and Washington to control the supply of domestic 53-foot containers and chassis.
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