By LM Staff · March 14, 2018
POLA said it processed 725,059 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) in February, which represents a 16% annual gain and the highest-volume February in the port’s 111 years of operation. POLB February volumes rose 32.8% to 661,790 TEU for an all-time high for the month, which comes on the heels of an all-time high in January of 657,830 TEU. POLB officials said that this marks the first time ever that POLB terminals handled more than 600,000 TEU in February.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2017
Logistics managers in the manufacturing sector should welcome a bout of "fairly solid" growth after two lackluster and lethargic years (2015–16), observe economists for IHS Markit.
By LM Staff · February 16, 2017
Total POLA January volume was up 17.4 percent annually at 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking the highest-volume January in its 110-year history, and POLB January volumes rose 8.7 percent annually to 582,689 TEU.
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2017
Consistent with trends set last year, exports are on the rise again in 2017 at the Port of Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2017
California’s trade picture has been brightening of late and should maintain its current course at least through the first part of 2017, says Robert Kleinhenz, economist and executive director at Beacon Economics.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2016
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
By LM Staff · May 19, 2016
Join us for this in-depth, and easy to follow discussion on the tariff classification system, including steps you can take to ensure shipments arrive at the border with proper codes assigned.
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2016
An export rebound continues to build steam at the Port of Oakland, as it also continues to ease drayage congestion with innovative logistics management strategies.
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2016
An amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea convention will go into effect requiring all shippers (importers and exporters) to certify and submit the Verified Gross Mass – the combined weight of the cargo and the container – to the steamship line and terminal operator in advance of loading the container aboard a vessel.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2016
Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle will share his vision for 2016 and beyond at the annual “State of the Port of Oakland” luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Women in Logistics this Thursday.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued yesterday by the Institute for Supply Management took on two items that have been prevalent in addressing current trends in the form of: sharply lower oil prices the strength of the U.S. dollar. Each question was presented to the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing member respondents.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2015
As evidenced by the widening gap in the United States trade deficit, which has seen imports far outpacing exports for years on end, the September edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates paints a similar picture for trade activity in North America, with some overlapping themes apparent in the report’s European data, too.
By Patrick Burnson · October 6, 2015
Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities recently voiced his endorsement of this trade legislation
By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2015
The Airforwarders Association (AfA), representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement at the ministerial meeting in Atlanta.

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