Complete coverage of the latest Material Handling technologies with a focus on plastic and nestable pallet totes and wire and mesh bulk containers.

Transpacific ocean cargo carriers will impose new rate hike

Posted 02/09 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Cargo demand for Asian containerized imports has remained strong through the typically slower winter season and heading into the Lunar New Year holidays, according to container line data collected by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement

West Coast Ports Suspend Weekend Hours

Posted 02/06 · 05:57 PM · LM Editorial
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.
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Port of Long Beach chief shares his vision

Posted 01/30 · 11:48 AM · LM Editorial
The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.

Reusable Packaging Association committees outline goals and action items

Posted 01/29 · 11:33 AM · MMH Editorial
2015 programs established for five committees: Education, Marketing and Communications, Membership, Industry Affairs and Standards, and End User Advisory Committee.

Ocean carrier services decline as rates increase

Posted 01/19 · 09:45 AM · LM Editorial
The latest data shows that the aggregate on-time performance for the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades dropped to 58 percent in December, down from 62 percent in November and 64 percent in October, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
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Port of Oakland addresses congestion

Posted 01/13 · 12:08 PM · LM Editorial
Cargo volume has reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland.

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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