Bill Mongelluzzo

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

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Port of Los Angeles.
Growing imports are driving up demand, and rental rates, for seaport warehouses, but BCOs in secondary and tertiary markets will likely face a truck capacity shortage due to the ELD and warehouse space in those markets could actually see rental rates soften.

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Port of Los Angeles.
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and...
A Cosco container ship.
Based on carrier statistics compiled by PIERS, a JOC.com sister company, if the container volumes compiled last year by the China-based carriers were combined, Cosco and OOCL would have ranked fourth...
Port of Los Angeles.
Beneficial cargo owners are enjoying some of the lowest pre-Lunar New Year spot rates of the past six years, but they should not necessarily expect that this will give them extra leverage in service...
The Port of Oakland.
Harbor truckers across the United States are increasing their drayage rates for beneficial cargo owners and shipping lines, due to increased driver and staff costs, driver shortages, congested marine...
Matson container ship
Consumers in Puerto Rico actually benefit from lower freight rates in the efficient Jones Act services that are marked by dedicated vessels and terminals, versus foreign-flag services to other...
Seattle drayage truck
Northwest Seaport Alliance reahes compromise deal with owner-operators.
Aided by surplus vessel capacity, aggressive pricing by carriers and resistance by western railroads to price their intermodal services competitively, soybean exporters are rushing to East Coast ports, especially Norfolk.
The soybean export surge at East Coast ports spells trouble for West Coast ports' market share and confirms that aggressive carrier pricing and less-costly rail rates to the East Coast will continue...
The modest increases — two weeks before the Lunar New Year, when factories will close for a week or two — indicates that retailers are restocking their inventories and preparing for the spring...
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
The Port of Oakland's infrastructure improvements are designed to expand capacity and imrprove efficiency.
The expansion of marine terminals, construction of a Cool Port and a Seaport Logistics Complex assure BCOs that Oakland not only has the physical capacity, but also the support structures needed to...