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Thursday, April 13, 2023
The shipping ports of Los Angeles (top left) and Long Beach are seen from the window of a commercial aircraft over Long Beach, California, U.S. March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
Shipping

PMA Accuses ILWU of ‘New Tactics’ to Disrupt Operations at Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has accused the local ILWU union of carrying out “illegal work actions” that have disrupted operations at

April 13, 2023
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Cargo ship Guangdong Port
Ports

US Goods-Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest in Nearly Two Years

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The US merchandise-trade deficit narrowed in November to the smallest since December 2020 due to a plunge in imports. The

December 27, 2022
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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California
Shipping

Southern California Containership Backup Cleared

Shipping officials in California have proclaimed the end of the container backup at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after 25 months. The backup was one

November 23, 2022
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Monday, October 17, 2022
Stacked containers and cranes are shown at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Ports

California Calls for Projects for $1.2 Billion in Port and Freight Infrastructure Funding

The state of California has issued a call for projects for the $1.2 billion in one-time state funding for port and freight infrastructure projects. Finalized

October 17, 2022
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Monday, September 26, 2022
containerships anchored off port of los angeles
Ports

Checking Back In On Southern California’s Containership Backup

As U.S. import demand fades and inbound cargo increasingly shifts away from Southern California ports, the highly publicized containership backup at the

September 26, 2022
Total Views: 4671

Friday, September 16, 2022
With Rail Strike Averted, Focus Turns to Clearing Congestion
Ports

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

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

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
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
U.S. Container Imports Rise in June as Congestion Shifts East
Shipping

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: 1911

Monday, July 18, 2022
When Will Supply Chains Return to Normal?
Ports

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
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Despite Headwinds, Port of Long Beach Closes Busiest Quarter on Record
Ports

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: 724

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

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: 1390

Rail Congestion Threatens Nationwide Logjam, LA’s Seroka Says
Ports

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
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Port of Los Angeles Kicks Off Peak Season with Record June
Ports

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

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
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Congressman John Garamendi, U.S. Representative for California's 3nd District, addresses the audience during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony held to honor Merchant Mariners of WWII at the U.S. Capital, May 18, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta
Defense

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

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: 21596

Friday, May 13, 2022
Yang Ming containership
Shipping

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: 3719

Monday, May 2, 2022
Port of Long Beach Completes Project Boosting Rail Capacity
Ports

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

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: 2846
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