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Transpacific ocean cargo carriers to enforce “congestion” charges

Posted 11/14 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.

Port of Oakland reports record volumes for September

Posted 10/27 · 08:17 AM · LM Editorial
September was the busiest month at the Port of Oakland in more than a year. According to port spokesmen, Oakland handled 207,412 containers at its marine terminals last month. That was the most since August 2013 when 209,138 boxes were received.

Port of Long Beach gives shippers more “free time” to ease congestion concerns

Posted 10/20 · 03:39 PM · LM Editorial
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach work together to address congestion problems

Posted 10/09 · 05:50 PM · LM Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
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Shippers say SoCal port congestion requires measured response

Posted 10/07 · 05:06 PM · LM Editorial
As peak season container volumes arrive at the nation’s largest seaports, congestion has worsened

Ocean cargo shipping becomes “greener” still

Posted 10/02 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

Transpacific ocean carriers announce new pricing plan

Posted 10/02 · 03:49 PM · LM Editorial
As the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) carrier discussion group prepares for a new round of service contract negotiations, shippers are being told to expect a new approach to pricing.
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Containers lost at sea

Posted 09/17 · 09:21 AM · LM Editorial
The World Shipping Council (WSC) released an update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea.

Ocean cargo carriers still getting chummy

Posted 09/09 · 03:00 PM · LM Editorial
Logistics managers should brace themselves for tougher negotiations in 2015

Will West Coast longshore labor finally come to terms?

Posted 08/27 · 07:54 AM · LM Editorial
More talking remains before the deal is done

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