Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero applauded efforts to fight gate congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but wants terminals to amend their agreement with the FMC.
A new whitepaper by American Shipper, in collaboration with the Virginia Maritime Association, tackles some of the thorny problems behind cargo delays at key U.S. ports.
The change to an appointment-based system for drayage drivers picking up or dropping off cargo at the ports will take effect immediately at five terminals (for imports initially) and five more will make the switch next year.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Doyle and shipper groups say they want more details on the Port of Oakland's plan to help relieve congestion by opening facilities on Saturdays and charging peak usage fees.
Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said "water filtration" issues were discovered during testing of the new Pacific locks.
The authority said that as a result of recent rainfall, there is no longer a need for the second draft restriction that was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 15.
Filling and testing the Pacific locks will take about 90 days.
Study from Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson said the cargo most in play will be destined for the “battleground region” in the Midwest.
Once the proper water levels are achieved, tests will begin on the new gates' operations, the canal authority said.
The FedEx unit of the Air Line Pilots Association has approved a new tentative contract agreement, which must now be voted upon by the express carrier’s 4,000 eligible pilots.
HighJump, a provider of supply chain management solutions, has acquired Wesupply, a U.K.-based premier business-to-business supply chain solutions supplier.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed an agreement with the Medan, Indonesia-based port company to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a new deep water port in Kuala Tanjung.
The 2M Alliance carriers will join the members of the CKYHE Alliance in offering service through the intermodal gateway in Northern British Columbia.