The new president immediately put the world on notice that his administration will combat unfair trade practices, which many interpret as a return to protectionism.
Just 10 percent of longshoremen requested by terminal operator employers came to work on Friday, bringing vessel operations to a near standstill at the Northern California port, according to port spokesman Mike Zampa.
Chaos in the ocean shipping industry has led to a winter of shippers’ discontent as freight transportation managers scramble to determine how carriers will meet their transportation requirements after several carrier mergers and acquisitions took place.
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The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association will start publishing the average container dwell times at 12 marine terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on a monthly basis to help supply chain efficiency efforts.
The ship management software provider analyzed six ports throughout the world to better understand what impact the new verified gross mass amendment of the Safety of Life at Sea convention has had on the shipping industry since it took effect July 1.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said that as container carriers form new alliances and merge, they are seeking new powers, causing some nervousness among shippers.