Transportation and port companies need to cooperate more, members of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said at their annual meeting in San Francisco.
Port of Long Beach said it will revise its request for bids to provide and operate the important drayage equipment.
“Every participant in the supply chain will have a role to play” in solving congestion issues, according to a new report from carrier group World Shipping Council.
The first of seven groups will meet early next month to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming peak season.
Three of the biggest U.S. retailers have said maintaining in-stock levels was a challenge in first quarter 2015 because of West Coast port disruption.
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 Pacific Maritime Association voted to approve the deal in advance of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union member ratification vote Friday.
Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific railways have seen volumes drop 4 percent, 3 percent and 6 percent, respectively, so far in the second quarter.
The ever-increasing size of containerships has led a decrease in average number of containers moved per hour in port and, in turn, to increased vessel delays, according to a new JOC Port Productivity study from IHS Inc.
The port's efficiency is helping attract disaffected shippers from West Coast ports, which suffered from severe congestion during contentions waterfront labor negotiations earlier this year.
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $77,000 civil penalty against the Orlando, Fla. airfreight carrier for failing to safely load cargo on its flights.