California’s trucking industry has honored a Port of Oakland marine terminal for easing the state’s containerized cargo crunch. Oakland International Container Terminal received the first-ever Terminal Recognition Award last week for opening its gates at night.
The California and Harbor trucking associations presented the honor at a conference in Long Beach. The organizations also recognized […]
Excerpts from an article titled ”’Shotgun start’ of new alliances to test port productivity” in the Journal of Commerce:
Concern is growing that major US gateways won’t be able to handle the overnight changes that will occur at marine terminals when new ocean carrier alliances take effect on April 1. A new bout of congestion […]
Excerpts from ‘LA-LB terminal turns suffer as night falls, analysis shows’ in the Journal of Commerce:
Now that other US ports are adding night gates to handle increasing cargo volumes, the lesson to be learned from Los Angeles-Long Beach, where terminal operators have operated extended gates for the past 10 years, is that ports and […]
A third marine terminal operator wants truckers to make appointments before picking up cargo at the Port of Oakland, officials at the California port said Dec. 1.
Wilmington, Calif.-based TraPac announced it was requiring appointments for all import container pick-ups as of Dec. 6. TraPac said the appointment system will reduce waiting times by more […]
From Logistics Management:
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program.
FMC Chairman, Mario Cordero, said that, “it remains to be seen” […]
From the San Francisco Business Journal:
The Port of Oakland has a major backlog of empty shipping containers from now-bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin, which is preventing the port from freeing up those chassis bases for other shipments.
“Port of Oakland has about 900 Hanjin empties right now and we anticipate another 300 […]
Port of Seattle (shown here) and Port of Tacoma, united in the Northwest Seaport Alliance, are participating in the night gate program.
From the Northwest Seaport Alliance:
Terminal operators have added about 50 hours per week this peak season through The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s extended gates program.
The NWSA launched a 12-week program to […]
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The Port of Oakland says it’s a lot better than it used to be now that an experimental night operation is now permanent.
The expanded schedule brings Oakland in line to compete directly […]
From the Long Beach Post:
Port of Long Beach (POLB) CEO of little more than two years Jon Slangerup has announced his resignation, effective October 28.
Slangerup’s resignation comes after accepting a position as chairman and CEO of an aviation technology, a job he will begin on October 31, 2016, according to a release issued […]
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South Korea’s biggest shipping line has declared bankruptcy and it’s created a mess at the Port of Oakland.
With Hanjin now bankrupt, shipping terminals aren’t accepting the containers, unless someone pays up […]
From a Port of Portland news release:
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.329 million grant to the Port of Portland and City of Portland to help fund a rail overpass and realign a congested and dangerous intersection in Portland’s Rivergate Industrial Park.
The Portland Marine Terminal Freight and Jobs Access Project addresses […]
From the Daily Breeze:
Big rigs are rolling in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports faster thanks in part to the wider use of a trucker appointment system, according to marine terminal operators that run the gate system.
So-called turn times, the minutes it takes for a trucker to pull into […]
From the American Journal of Transportation:
Weeknight shifts are the best way to spread the workload at the Port of Oakland. That’s the view of shippers and those who move their cargo, according to a Port survey released this week. The good news: The Port’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) is listening.
OICT, Oakland’s largest […]
”In recent years, mega-vessels have caused traffic jams in the water and on-shore as overwhelmed ports struggle to offload thousands of containers.”
What’s a major cause of congestion at our ports? An important from piece Bloomberg View:
In December, the quarter-mile-long Benjamin Franklin became the largest cargo ship ever to dock at a U.S. […]
Consolidation of shipping lines, realignment of carriers alliances, environmental improvements in the shipping industry and achieving supply chain efficiencies were all among topics addressed during the U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations held in Los Angeles last week.
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero co-headed the U.S. delegation to the meeting with Deputy Maritime Administrator Michael […]