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Clamor over detention and demurrage fees is growing among shippers.
Maersk Line and Sealand will continue service through common user facilities at the Port of Houston.
Since they are so critical to trade, negotiations between dockworkers and employers should be governed in same way as railroads and airlines, argues Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Transportation and port companies need to cooperate more, members of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said at their annual meeting in San Francisco.
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.