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.
A spokesperson for the Port of Oakland said it will hire 500 additional workers to address a shortage in time for peak season in the fall.
Attorneys for the Institute of International Container Lessors argue terminal operators have no right to bind third parties to mandatory chassis inspections by International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Labor groups reacted to Senator Gardner's PORTS legislation, which would expand the Taft-Hartley Act.
The new Senate bill would allow state governors to invoke Taft-Hartley in an attempt to mitigate port congestion stemming from labor disputes.
Operations returned to normal on Monday after a disagreement with an International Longshore and Warehouse Union marine clerk local over dispatching procedures closed the port during second shift Sunday, according to the Pacific Maritime Association.
The ERP provider's $675 million acquisition of GT Nexus brought little overlap, common architecture, and access to deep networks of suppliers, an Infor executive tells American Shipper.
U.S. government data shows the value of imports and exports in the North American free trade zone fell, with vessels and pipelines bearing the brunt of the downturn.
A fire broke out in a container onboard the United Arab Shipping Co. vessel Alula in the early hours of Friday morning as it arrived at Waltershof harbor, according to a statement from the city of Hamburg, Germany.