Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo is senior editor with The Journal of Commerce, based in Long Beach, Calif.

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A significant drop in vessel schedule reliability in the eastbound trans-Pacific in January sends an ominous warning to ports about continued congestion in their international supply chains.

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Pacific Northwest ports are contending with late vessel arrivals and increased container dwell times due to weather events and strong Asian import volumes.
The Maersk Eindhoven on Friday was proceeding to an Asian port for repairs after losing 260 containers overboard in heavy seas.
Trans-Pacific shippers are being hit with a double whammy of huge rate hikes and poor service as ports and inland supply chains struggle to handled a seemingly unending deluge of imports from Asia...
Vaccinations of longshoremen in Los Angeles-Long Beach have begun, but since the ILWU and employers do not control the supplies, administration of the vaccines is erratic.
The “peak” shipping season in the eastbound trans-Pacific began last summer and continued right through January, with no significant drop in US imports from Asia in sight.
Logistical challenges throughout the supply chain from the interior of the country to the seaports are a severe limitation on US exports, commodity shippers say, as total outbound US shipments fell 8...
Trans-Pacific carriers seeking relief from congestion in Southern California are approaching Oakland and Seattle-Tacoma as alternatives for first-call inbound services.
Retailers project record year-over-year import volumes each month through June as US consumers continue to shop with no end in sight.
Seeing glimpses of improved productivity, terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach predict a return to some sense of normalcy between April and June.
The British Columbia ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, as well as US East and Gulf Coast ports, will be looking to further increase their share of US imports from Asia in 2021.