Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo

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

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US Customs and Border Protection is stepping up its efforts to reduce port congestion amid record imports by working with customs brokers to target illegal shipments, thereby freeing up staff and resources to expedite clearance of legitimate imports.

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Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach say 24/7 gate hours are not feasible until retailers and truckers make better use of the 20 hours each weekday that are already available to them.
Even as the Biden administration works to ease US port congestion, fresh data on September imports from Asia shows stakeholders have their work cut out for them.
Schedule volatility in the trans-Pacific, equipment shortages, and changing container delivery dates are preventing US agricultural shippers from capitalizing on what should be a strong year for...
Reinstatement of the Ocean Network Express trans-Pacific service to Oakland that ONE canceled earlier this year due to port congestion will add some much-needed vessel capacity to handle agricultural...
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach are not getting the response they expected from retailers and shippers despite efforts to keep gates open longer to relieve peak season congestion.
A dramatic decline in eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates this week is seen as a temporary reprieve for US importers that was caused by production cutbacks in China and a continuous influx of new...
Warehouses at seaports and inland hubs are filled to capacity as operators find they must pay workers more competitive wages and benefits to attract the labor they need to handle peak season volumes.
Los Angeles-Long Beach ports say they still need more buy-in from shippers to participate in projects designed to increase cargo velocity after 15 months of congestion and little sign of relief for...
Container terminals in Vancouver are so overwhelmed with inbound loads and empty containers that they cannot open enough appointment slots for truckers.
The import surge in Seattle-Tacoma this past month has filled local warehouses beyond capacity, crippling the transportation supply chain in the Pacific Northwest.