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Another surge for California’s exports

Posted 12/14 · 04:21 PM · LM Editorial
Even though California’s economic recovery remains a work in progress, Golden State exporters turned in their best performance ever for the month of October.
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AAR reports post-Thanksgiving week volumes are up year-over-year

Posted 12/10 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 4 were up on an annual basis. Carload volume at 303,570 was up 6.8 percent compared to the same period in 2009 and were up significantly compared to the 254,121 recorded during Thanksgiving week.

FMC will remain vigilant on ocean carrier pricing

Posted 12/09 · 08:14 PM · LM Editorial
While the Federal Maritime Commission failed to implement any significant reform, it did address ongoing concern over cartel pricing in the transpacific yesterday.

Mixed report surfaces on trade

Posted 12/08 · 11:00 AM · LM Editorial
The common perception that October is the most active month for trade is a false one, said analysts at Zepol Corporation
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FMC may rule on “talking agreements” soon

Posted 12/06 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
The future of two of the few remaining ocean carrier cartels may be determined when the Federal Maritime Commission meets this week.

Port of Seattle remains in the black while building for the future

Posted 12/01 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Seattle Commission authorized the port’s annual budget and plan of finance yesterday, approving nearly $500 million in capital projects and maintaining the agency’s tax levy at $73.5 million.

Is the EPA unhinged?

Posted 11/22 · 10:53 PM · LM Editorial
While most shippers want to strip the complexity out of the supply chain, government regulators are adding on layers of new rules for the nation’s two biggest seaports.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement to raise rates in 2011

Posted 11/22 · 03:15 PM · LM Editorial
According to cartel spokesmen, “suggested” rate increases of $400 per 40-foot container for cargo moving to U.S. West Coast ports and $600 per FEU for all other cargo are likely to be imposed by May
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AAR reports carload and intermodal volumes stay up for week ending November 13

Posted 11/19 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
Railroad volumes for the week ending November 13 were up year-over-year, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Carload volume at 297,269 was up 5.8 percent compared to the same week last year

AAPA says U.S. trade shows signs of life

Posted 11/18 · 09:33 AM · LM Editorial
America’s waterborne foreign trade in September continued its rebound from last year’s lows, noted the American Association of Port Authorities yesterday
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