Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo

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

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BNSF’s proposed inland hub 130 miles from Los Angeles–Long Beach will reduce port congestion and eliminate thousands of truck moves by shuttling marine containers by rail to transloading warehouses.

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Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific are dropping so quickly — and by such large amounts — that industry analysts warn carriers could soon be carrying containers at a loss.
Vessel on-time performance to US ports improved in August, but was still noticeably below global reliability as supply chain bottlenecks on some of the major east-west trade lanes began to ease.
A jurisdictional dispute between the ILWU and the machinists union over jobs at Terminal 5 in Seattle has become a major snag in West Coast contract talks between the ILWU and waterfront employers.
Slowdown tactics employed by the ILWU last week reduced cargo handling productivity in Oakland and Seattle-Tacoma and come as the union and waterfront employers continue to negotiate for a new...
Trans-Pacific carriers in recent months slashed capacity to the West Coast as Asian imports and freight rates plummeted this summer, but the trade will likely continue to have excess capacity in the...
Congestion is easing along Canada’s rail networks and at inland rail hubs in Toronto and Vancouver, and this is translating to declining rail container dwell times at the Port of Vancouver.
A tentative contract agreement between security guards represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers in Los Angeles-Long Beach eliminates one possible source of cargo-...
Equipment providers believe the chaos caused by two years of chassis shortages will end sometime next year as excessive street dwell times diminish and new domestic and foreign chassis manufacturers...
US imports from Asia remained strong through August despite container shipping indicators normally associated with a drop in cargo volumes.
Carriers and their customers say they will not rush into contract negotiations this fall as they did last year, but rather wait for the volatility in the trans-Pacific to dissipate and the direction...