Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
Some say the ongoing gridlock at the largest port complex in the Americas is on par with the most severe disruption the ports have seen in the past two decades, but the Port of Long Beach has hit back at that assertion, saying that the congestion ― while serious ― is no where near that bad.
Other highlights in the past week on JOC.com include an article with some fiery quotes from the International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor (he used the words “blood-sucking” and “evil empire”) and an analytical piece on the geopolitical story behind the developing interoceanic Nicaragua canal.
Most-read stories of the week
- Container ships backed up for days at LA-LB
- Port of LA chief: ILWU deal needed to fix congestion
- Port of Los Angeles says it has ways to relieve congestion
- Harbor Trucking Association warns LA-LB, Oakland of legal action
- ILA’s Daggett: Waterfront Commission is ‘evil empire’
- Are Nicaragua canal plans driven by geopolitics?
- Hamburg Süd takes steps to combat LA-LB congestion
- ILWU action disrupts work at Portland’s Terminal 6
- Growing container volumes add to perfect storm at LA-Long Beach
- Korean express company lines up APL Logistics for acquisition
In case you missed it, here’s a timelapse video of the Edith Maersk vessel arriving at DP World London Gateway on Oct. 20. The 15,500-TEU container ship is the largest ship ever to enter the River Thames.
In the works for JOC.com in the upcoming week:
- Articles and videos covering the JOC Inland Distribution Conference
- Interactive map on quality of infrastructure worldwide
- Update on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ACE rollout