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10 Aug 2022
The Harbor Trucking Association says it will provide evidence to the FMC about the burdens that West Coast drayage carriers face in returning empties to Los Angeles–Long Beach marine terminals.
23 Dec 2020
Unprecedented trans-Pacific volumes and steadily growing exports of petrochemicals, agricultural products, and resins have prompted members of THE Alliance to launch a new direct service between Asia and the US Gulf.
23 Dec 2020
Because asset owners can’t economically invest in excess capacity for volumes that may never materialize, the risk of supply chain disruption caused by external shocks, especially surprise surges in demand, likely will never go away.
22 Dec 2020
With import volumes exceptionally high for this time of year, terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach are bracing for a labor shortage as workers take time off during the holidays.
22 Dec 2020
Approval of the Water Resources Development Act this year includes authorization to begin spending down the more than $9 billion balance in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
22 Dec 2020
Despite an all-time record in container throughput last month in Norfolk, the Port of Virginia has maintained fluidity through terminals and ensured equipment is available to truckers.
21 Dec 2020
Lifting the COVID-19 quarantine comes after industry stakeholders voiced concerns that the mandate was causing widespread sailing disruptions, combined with a knock-on effect on inventory flow.
18 Dec 2020
A weekly service will carry 53-foot domestic intermodal containers between Tampa and Brownsville, Texas, for cross-border shipments between the United States and Mexico.
18 Dec 2020
The planned New Orleans container terminal would handle rising container volumes, particularly Asian imports, and enable the port to make larger play for Midwest cargoes routed through the West Coast.
16 Dec 2020
The import surge that hit Los Angeles-Long Beach this summer has arrived at major East Coast gateways, with a year-over-year increase in November imports from Asia of more than 30 percent.
16 Dec 2020
Resin exports jumped 32 percent at the Port of Mobile during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period a year ago.
16 Dec 2020
While cargo volumes at the main Indian terminals have rebounded markedly since the sharp setbacks earlier this year, current trends do not signal a “V-shaped” recovery that would warrant significant terminal capacity growth.
15 Dec 2020
COVID-19 and the wave of imports reaching the US will keep pressure on transportation capacity and pricing, from ports to the last mile, shippers warned Tuesday.
11 Dec 2020
The real possibility that Asia imports will stay elevated through at least the first quarter, coupled with labor and trucking shortages, are creating a so-called perfect winter storm for more port congestion.
11 Dec 2020
For DP World Cochin, which has been aggressively wooing mainline calls to bolster its sagging hub fortunes, ad-hoc calls resulting from the Colombo logjam have proved to be a tailwind in lifting business activity.
10 Dec 2020
GTA Forecasting has upgraded its long-term outlook for global container volume, but has downgraded its 2021 forecast for US-Asia trade.
10 Dec 2020
Volume in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia is rising quickly, including an all-time container record in Savannah and Norfolk in November, due to continuing demand for furniture and appliances.
09 Dec 2020
Container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach are overwhelmed by imports, resulting in almost week-long vessel dwell times and a pressing shortage of longshore labor, according to a terminal executive.
08 Dec 2020
The Port of Virginia has gained a weekly service that will be the loop’s only US stop from Northern Europe and the port’s first-ever direct connection for exporters to the Caribbean.
04 Dec 2020
The Port of Long Beach unveiled a cooperative plan with its terminal operators to improve port fluidity by prioritizing dual transactions for truckers.
04 Dec 2020
A resurgence in the number of virus cases in Hong Kong and quarantine restrictions in China has led feeder operators reducing the number of ships and crews engaged in the trade.
03 Dec 2020
Equipment providers open a near-dock site at Port of Los Angeles as a stop/start location for chassis in order to free up space at marine terminals and improve cargo velocity.
02 Dec 2020
The agreement, lasting until 2025, cements Canadian Pacific’s contract with Hapag-Lloyd, its biggest container line customer and the largest carrier serving Canada, and rewards the railroad’s strategy to build a foothold in eastern Canada.
02 Dec 2020
Port of Los Angeles executive director says greater trucker participation in the two-week-old Return Signal platform will help to mitigate the congestion problems caused by truckers’ difficulty in returning empty containers to the marine terminals.
01 Dec 2020
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex has experienced the greatest amount of congestion, owing to record imports from Asia that began over the summer when initial COVID-19-related lockdowns were eased.
01 Dec 2020
A&R Logistics opened a resin packaging plant in Georgia last week more than a month ahead of schedule, and along with its new South Carolina facility will contribute a combined 100,000 TEU of new volume at the ports of Charleston and Savannah annually.
30 Nov 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand in the United States and the Caribbean and Central America caused two-way trade between the regions to contract in the first nine months of 2020.
30 Nov 2020
Besides the Colombo logjam and acute container shortages, last week’s cyclone-related disruptions at Chennai and other nearby ports dealt another blow to supply chains out of India’s east coast corridor.
25 Nov 2020
Canadian Pacific has made no secret of its ambition to claw some of the container line volume away from its larger rival Canadian National Railway, with new initiatives at Saint John and Vancouver aimed at just that.
24 Nov 2020
The leadership change at the Port of Montreal comes as the second-largest Canadian port moves forward on a new terminal after a month-long series of strikes in the summer.
24 Nov 2020
The increase in one-way container moves means drivers spend more time waiting on line at different terminals, and running down the hours of service they can legally drive.
23 Nov 2020
US retailers benefited from higher inventory levels during Q3; however, the outlook through the end of the year remains uncertain following slowing growth in October retail sales.
20 Nov 2020
CMA CGM said its surcharge will apply to worldwide reefer shipments to Tianjin, including from the US, while MSC said its surcharge would be levied on reefer shipments from Europe.
20 Nov 2020
Major and regional container carriers in recent years have added shuttle services on routes connecting ports in Mexico to the United States, particularly Tampa and Miami.
17 Nov 2020
DCSA and BIC have built a database of 11,000 depots, container yards, maintenance and repair vendors, and other supply chain container facilities in 160 countries.
16 Nov 2020
The intensity of Asia import flow is also shifting on the West Coast as volumes in October rose more sharply through the Northwest Seaport Alliance than though Southern California.