west coast port congestion

Friday, September 16, 2022

With Rail Strike Averted, Focus Turns to Clearing Congestion

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — US freight-rail companies need to turn their focus to clearing a backlog of containers at ports and at inland train

September 16, 2022
Total Views: 596

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

Southern California’s Containership Backup at Lowest Level Since Logjam Began

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The number of container ships headed for the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — a traffic jam that

August 30, 2022
Total Views: 3088

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Port of Los Angeles Calls for More Cargo as Fluidity Improves

The nation’s top port for containers is out with some big numbers again today. The Port of Los Angeles reported preliminary July figures showing an

August 17, 2022
Total Views: 3296

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) US import container volumes grew by 5.9% in June, year on year, defying weaker consumer demand trends. According to the latest

July 19, 2022
Total Views: 1855

Monday, July 18, 2022

When Will Supply Chains Return to Normal?

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Rock guitarist Jack White, who extended his “Supply Chain Issues Tour” into October, might want to name

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 2844

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Despite Headwinds, Port of Long Beach Closes Busiest Quarter on Record

The Port of Long Beach reported its most active June, boosted by increased consumer demand as retailers stock shelves for back-to-school shopping. The month

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 710


White House Keeping Distance from Critical Rail and Dockworker Labor Talks For Now

By Augusta Saraiva and Ngai Yeung (Bloomberg) — The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1383


Rail Congestion Threatens Nationwide Logjam, LA’s Seroka Says

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, July 13 (Reuters) – Railroads and importers must remove cargo that is stacking up at the nation’s busiest

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1847


Port of Los Angeles Kicks Off Peak Season with Record June

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka says clearing cargo—rail cargo, in particular— is critical to avoiding nationwide logjam during peak

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1056

Friday, July 1, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

No Deal in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations as Deadline Passes

Negotiaions for a new labor contract for more than 22,000 dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports have failed to reach a new agreement by today’s deadline,

July 1, 2022
Total Views: 2974


Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John

July 1, 2022
Total Views: 2640

Monday, June 27, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

Checking In On Southern California’s Containership Backup

With a busy summer expected at the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, vessel traffic officials are reporting a new record low number of

June 27, 2022
Total Views: 21412

Friday, May 13, 2022

Horizon Murky for Container Shipping as Carriers Report Big Returns 

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – As container spot rates continue to wane and close in on contract rates two more ocean carriers have reported record

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 3683

Monday, May 2, 2022

Port of Long Beach Completes Project Boosting Rail Capacity

The Port of Long Beach has completed construction of a new rail project which it says will increase efficiency of goods movement and reduce congestion on local

May 2, 2022
Total Views: 2000

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California

U.S. Ports Await Surge from China’s COVID Lockdowns

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The U.S. should brace for another surge in the supply-chain crisis as manufacturers in Asia reopen their factories from

April 21, 2022
Total Views: 2795

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Alarm Over Rising Container Dwell Times at West Coast Ports Prompts Calls for More Rail Support

By Ian Putzger in Toronto (The Loadstar) – Concern over lengthening container dwell times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has caused U.S.

April 19, 2022
Total Views: 2159

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Negotiations To Start Next Month In High Stakes Labor Talks At West Coast Ports

By Laura Curtis, Mar 26, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he expects labor talks to be resolved without significant disruption to

March 26, 2022
Total Views: 1893

Friday, March 11, 2022

Port of Long Beach Reports Record February Amid Efforts to Clear Docks of Containers

The Port of Long Beach reported handling a record a amount of cargo last month as crews works to clear congestion at shipping terminals. Dockworkers and

March 11, 2022
Total Views: 870

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Big Ships at the Heart of West Coast Port Congestion

By Mike Wackett in Long Beach (The Loadstar) – BCOs and shippers at the TPM22 conference in Long Beach are questioning why ocean carriers

March 3, 2022
Total Views: 2600

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Congestion At U.S. And Canadian Ports Have Exacerbated French Fry Shortage

By Ann Koh(Bloomberg) Southeast Asian fast-food chains are being hit by a shortage of French fries as supply-chain snarls slow shipments of the frozen

February 19, 2022
Total Views: 2496