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Cargo lull in 2023 will allow NY-NJ to improve fluidity: port chief

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 5:17 PM EST

The director of the Port of New York and New Jersey has laid out priorities for 2023 that she says will ensure its future growth and ability to maintain market share.
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Market fallout from OSRA-22 to become clearer in 2023

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 18, 2023, 2:36 PM EST

Whether OSRA-22 — and increased FMC scrutiny — will produce tangible changes in how carriers and terminals calculate and convey detention and demurrage charges is still yet to be seen, as inaccurate invoices continue to plague shippers.
Transport, trade and regulationMaritimeContainer shippingMarine terminalsContainer linesNorth American ports

New services, West Coast labor talks push NY-NJ into top US port spot

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 13, 2023, 11:15 AM EST

The growth at the Port of New York and New Jersey was accompanied by persistent container and vessel backlogs and truck congestion, but volumes are expected to taper off in 2023.
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West Coast cargo bleed to continue until labor talks are resolved: stakeholders

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 12, 2023, 12:02 PM EST

The West Coast’s share of US imports from Asia will continue to deteriorate in the first quarter and beyond until terminal operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union agree on a new contract, sources say.
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Fallout from ocean rate collapse to define market ‘status quo’ in 2023

Peter Tirschwell | Jan 10, 2023, 12:45 PM EST

The collapse in ocean freight rates is a clear signal that the market is reverting to its pre-pandemic state, but the burning question for 2023 is whether that reversion is temporary.
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US Gulf ports aim to sustain volume gains after banner 2022

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 6, 2023, 9:55 AM EST

Houston and Mobile are both in the middle of major expansion projects, including dredging to allow bigger ships to call, but those projects will not be complete until 2025 at the earliest.
Container shippingMarine terminalsContainer linesNorth American ports

FMC’s Bentzel eyes broad changes to ‘free time’ in ocean service contracts

Peter Tirschwell | Jan 5, 2023, 10:13 AM EST

An FMC commissioner is targeting free time granted within service contracts, terms that are privately negotiated between carriers and shippers, but which contributed to the lengthy dwelling of containers on US marine terminals over the past two years.
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Southeast US ports adding capacity to handle long-term volume growth

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Dec 29, 2022, 9:44 AM EST

Southeastern US ports are anticipating a volume slowdown in 2023, and hope to take the time to increase capacity ahead of the next surge in demand.
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US West Coast ports start 2023 virtually congestion-free

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Dec 28, 2022, 9:30 AM EST

After a messy 2022, the West Coast is starting 2023 nearly congestion-free as worries rise about how much market share has been lost to the East and Gulf coasts.
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Stakeholders say US cargo flow would be undermined by proposed FMC billing rule

Peter Tirschwell | Dec 23, 2022, 8:35 AM EST

At the core of the concerns expressed by carriers and terminal operators are what they say are the limits the FMC’s proposed rule on detention and demurrage would place on their ability to bill truckers and consignees.
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US ports not prepared for next cargo surge: experts

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Dec 19, 2022, 5:06 PM EST

While congestion at US ports and inland hubs has eased significantly amid declining import volumes, stakeholders need to act now to ready themselves for the next cargo surge, supply chain experts say.
Container shippingMarine terminalsNorth American portsSupply Chain

Industry urges FMC to streamline free-time billing in OSRA-linked rulemaking

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 14, 2022, 9:57 AM EST

The US Federal Maritime Commission is poring over feedback about detention and demurrage billing practices from more than 100 industry stakeholders as the agency seeks to implement a key provision of OSRA-22.
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Felixstowe pay deals end months of labor action

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Dec 13, 2022, 10:17 AM EST

Dockworkers at Felixstowe have agreed to pay deals covering this year and next, closing the door on a campaign of industrial action at the UK port that began over the summer.
Marine terminalsInternational portsTrans-Atlantic

Ocean carriers struggle to match capacity with plummeting demand

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 29, 2022, 10:44 AM EST

The ability of ocean carriers to manage their growing supply of excess capacity is becoming weaker by the week as supply chain bottlenecks ease and global economic headwinds strengthen.
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Inefficient US terminal flow at core of COVID-related chaos

Peter Tirschwell | Nov 23, 2022, 12:53 PM EST

If there’s one lesson from the pandemic, it’s that working to ensure efficient container flow through US ports during sustained cargo surges must be the highest priority, whether it’s achievable or not, writes JOC’s Peter Tirschwell.
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Canadian forwarders call for federal action on transport bottlenecks

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Oct 26, 2022, 4:51 PM EDT

Canadian freight forwarders and their shipper-clients are calling on federal transportation agencies to address supply chain bottlenecks they say have resulted in delays and mounting detention and demurrage costs.
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California trucking interests have high hopes for new D&D law

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Oct 5, 2022, 5:53 PM EDT

New detention and demurrage legislation in California will protect cargo interests, truckers, and freight intermediaries from some charges they say are unjust.
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Vancouver port, rail congestion should ease over next two months: CEO

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Sep 23, 2022, 8:45 AM EDT

Congestion is easing along Canada’s rail networks and at inland rail hubs in Toronto and Vancouver, and this is translating to declining rail container dwell times at the Port of Vancouver.
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Equipment influx coming for stressed US chassis market: executive

Peter Tirschwell | Sep 15, 2022, 1:27 PM EDT

A veteran of the US chassis market says “a lot more capacity” will be arriving into the sector to help relieve the shortages that have contributed to delays throughout the country’s supply chain.
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Oakland port, OICT differ on need to increase long-dwell container fee

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Sep 2, 2022, 3:15 PM EDT

The Port of Oakland says increasing a long-dwell container fee is needed to reduce congestion on the docks, but the port’s largest terminal worries that could attract unwanted pushback from the FMC.
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