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US ag exporters feel pinch of work shift cuts at West Coast terminals

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Mar 28, 2023, 2:29 PM EDT

Ongoing uncertainty over longshore labor on the West Coast is disrupting the long-term relationships US agricultural exporters have worked to establish with their overseas buyers.
North American portsContainer shippingTrans-PacificMarine terminals

HMM joins Maersk in ending demurrage collection at closed terminals

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 28, 2023, 12:10 PM EDT

HMM’s decision to immediately cease charging demurrage fees at closed terminals comes as the US Federal Maritime Commission is finalizing rulemaking around free time billing practices.
Container shippingContainer linesPortsMarine terminalsNorth American portsTransport, trade and regulation

Hamburg strike action closes vital waterway to container shipping

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Mar 23, 2023, 10:50 AM EDT

The Port of Hamburg is once again being disrupted by strike action that is causing significant disruption to vessel schedules at Europe’s third-largest container hub.
PortsContainer shippingContainer linesMarine terminalsInternational ports

ILWU Canada triggers federal intervention in contract talks with employers

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Mar 22, 2023, 3:57 AM EDT

ILWU Canada is seeking significant wage increases, while automation of cargo-handling equipment, a source of tension in past contract negotiations, will likely once again be a prominent issue.
Longshore laborContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Disruptions always lurking in container shipping: analyst

Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, Vespucci Maritime, and JOC Analyst | Mar 21, 2023, 10:52 AM EDT

While the ocean shipping market has largely normalized after COVID-19, stakeholders would be wise to pursue a business strategy that takes operationally disruptive events into account, writes analyst Lars Jensen.
Container shippingContainer linesMarine terminalsLongshore laborNorth American portsInternational ports

ILWU job action causing terminal gate delays in Los Angeles-Long Beach: PMA

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Mar 20, 2023, 3:24 PM EDT

Longshore workers represented by ILWU Local 13 are refusing to stagger their meal breaks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, resulting in periods when no work is being done on the docks, says the Pacific Maritime Association.
Longshore laborContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

US imports to begin recovery, but remain well below 2022: retailers

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Mar 8, 2023, 3:52 PM EST

Retailers say their main concern right now is to avoid over-ordering product from factories in Asia until they get a better handle on consumer demand later this summer.
Container shippingContainer linesTrans-PacificTrans-AtlanticMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Visibility providers target challenges of container terminal milestone data

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 7, 2023, 3:59 PM EST

Shippers struggling to manage demurrage fees and container availability information have two new options to track the status of containers at ports.
Logistics technologyMaritimePortsMarine terminalsNorth American ports

US startup eyes street turn tech expansion throughout North America

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 6, 2023, 10:00 AM EST

Technology startup Qualle is trying to overcome drayage industry inertia around matching empty import boxes with export loads outside of ports by using early-stage funding to serve every North American port market.
Logistics technologyPortsMarine terminalsNorth American portsDrayageTrucking

TPM23: Container shipping readies for overcapacity-driven volatility

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Mar 2, 2023, 8:00 AM EST

From China to West Coast labor talks to the possibility of a rate war, a number of major factors weighed heavily on trans-Pacific service contract discussions taking place on the sidelines of TPM23.
Container shippingContainer linesTrans-PacificMarine terminalsLongshore laborNorth American ports

TPM23: LA-LB needs more than new labor deal to bring cargo back: Seroka

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Mar 1, 2023, 9:46 AM EST

The Port of Los Angeles’ executive director acknowledged that stalled West Coast longshore labor talks are taking a toll on the port, but says the cost of shipping through California is also a big factor.
Longshore laborContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

SC Ports turns to TRAC, Flexi-Van to help launch chassis pool

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Feb 28, 2023, 9:30 AM EST

The South Carolina Ports Authority will be able to launch its proprietary chassis pool as scheduled in March thanks to a last-minute agreement to secure 5,000 chassis from two major equipment providers.
North American portsContainer shippingMarine terminals

ILWU, PMA hope to reach West Coast contract deal ‘soon’

JOC Staff | Feb 23, 2023, 3:01 PM EST

The rare joint statement comes amid growing frustration among US importers and West Coast ports that more than nine months of talks have yet to produce a new labor deal, causing a shift of cargo to ports along the East and Gulf ports.
Longshore laborContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Loss of Russian trade pulls down Rotterdam container volume

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Feb 23, 2023, 12:27 PM EST

Europe’s three biggest container shipping ports reported falling volumes in 2022, with throughput dragged lower by geopolitics, COVID-19, and economic headwinds.
International portsContainer shippingAsia-EuropeMarine terminals

GSBN, Navis partner to help exporters track ERD changes

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 23, 2023, 11:00 AM EST

The Global Shipping Business Network is giving exporters an app that would track changes to earliest return dates across container terminals that use Navis terminal operating systems.
Logistics technologyContainer linesMarine terminals

SC Ports ends Saturday hours at Leatherman amid slowing calls

Teri Errico Griffis | Feb 23, 2023, 10:46 AM EST

The move by the South Carolina Ports Authority to cut hours at the Leatherman terminal comes a month after Hapag-Lloyd announced it would no longer call the facility amid an ongoing labor battle.
Container shippingContainer linesMarine terminalsNorth American ports

BlueCargo will use new investment to expand container platform nationwide

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 23, 2023, 9:07 AM EST

Rising demand from importers reckoning with the costs of detention and demurrage have fueled an $11 million investment into container management provider BlueCargo.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingMarine terminalsNorth American ports

Operator ICTSI makes $343 million bid for new Melbourne container terminal

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Feb 22, 2023, 1:52 PM EST

The port is unlikely to decide for another year or so how the terminal will be developed, meaning it could negotiate with ICTSI over its proposal or invite bids from other terminal operators.
MaritimeContainer shippingMarine terminalsInternational ports

Centerm terminal expansion gives Vancouver critical boost in capacity

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Feb 22, 2023, 9:36 AM EST

Canada’s largest container port is on a growth trajectory in which it is forecast to hit capacity by the middle to end of this decade following average annual growth of 5 percent over the past 10 years.
North American portsContainer shippingMarine terminals

GPA cuts Savannah hours, discontinuing pop-up yards amid volume decline

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Feb 16, 2023, 2:23 PM EST

The Georgia Ports Authority instituted evening truck gate hours at the Port of Savannah in 2021 to combat the import surge that resulted in more than 30 vessels anchored outside its Garden City terminal.
North American portsContainer shippingMarine terminals