March 25, 2015
Thousands of workers in the San Quintin Valley have been on strike since last Tuesday, protesting against low wages and poor working conditions.
March 24, 2015
Day rates have plunged as China's slowdown reduced its iron ore imports while the market is flooded with brand new vessels entering the market.
March 24, 2015
The logistics center will be located on 3,350 square kilometers of land in Damietta in the Delta area and is expected to handle 65 million tons of grain and basic food commodities trade per year.
March 19, 2015
Scheduled to start in April 2015, the freighter services will operate to a number of international and domestic destinations including Bangalore, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Singapore.
March 16, 2015
The crisis in in the industry could mean food shortages at peak times, including this Easter and the summer months.
March 16, 2015
The Chicago-based company, backed by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, could be valued at more than $2 billion including debt.
March 13, 2015
According to the port’s website, the Port of Oakland’s international terminal halted staging and gate operations around noon Wednesday.
March 9, 2015
The new terminal will eventually quadruple the port’s capacity to an estimated 2.5 million TEUs, creating the biggest container port in Latin America.
March 6, 2015
Airships have the potential to carry large cargo payloads over long distances, at a fraction of the cost of fixed-wing aircraft, and can reach some of the most remote locations inaccessible for maritime traffic and traditional aircraft.
March 4, 2015
The 16,156-mile round trip on the new Yixin’ou cargo line through China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Poland, Germany, France and Spain took four months.
March 3, 2015
Access to the country's main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina has been blocked since Friday, affecting meat packers BRF SA and JBS SA, a port spokesman said.
March 2, 2015
All the pressure has management at the Southern California ports, which combined handle 40 percent of all containerized freight for the U.S., thinking about ways they can speed things up.
Industry execs offer insights on the pressing challenges and most promising responses.
February 26, 2015
The protests are part of a reaction to the return of fuel taxes, one of several unpopular measures that President Dilma Rousseff is counting on to shore up government fiscal accounts.
February 26, 2015
Food and beverage shippers are responding to a push from national to regional distribution, driven partly by the demand for locally-sourced products.
February 23, 2015
The five-year contract reached Friday after U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez imposed a deadline for a deal, averted a shutdown of 29 ports that would have cost the U.S. economy $2 billion a day.
February 20, 2015
More recently, the shipping companies have curtailed operations sharply at the marine terminals, suspending the loading and unloading of cargo vessels for night shifts, holidays and weekends at the five busiest ports.
February 18, 2015
Perez was sent to meet with the two sides in the conflict at the behest of President Barack Obama, who has come under mounting pressure to intervene in a labor dispute that has cascaded through the U.S. commercial supply chain and beyond.
February 17, 2015
A West Coast customs broker said that her customers are being assessed as much as $300 a day for containers that sit too long on the docks, though the containers are trapped there.
February 16, 2015
According to ISM, the West Coast ports handle 43.5 percent of containerized cargo in the US, which accounts for 12.5 percent of US GDP.
February 12, 2015
National Retail Federation vice president for supply chain Jonathan Gold thinks "It’s time for the White House to immediately engage in this critically-important economic priority and force the two sides to remain at the table until a deal is done."
February 11, 2015
Around 30 percent of Chilean fruit exports to the U.S. are shipped to West Coast ports, and according to ASOEX the biggest impact was likely to be in table grapes, Chile’s principle fruit export to the U.S.
February 10, 2015
The port operators' coalition cast doubt on the union's intentions of ending discord at West Coast ports by disclosing the union wants the right to fire arbitrators at the end of contracts.
February 9, 2015
Their increasing size already is straining the unloading resources at some port facilities and—along with labor troubles—has contributed to traffic issues at the nation’s West Coast ports.
February 5, 2015
A work stoppage could drain $2 billion a day from the U.S. economy, according to the National Retail Federation, National Association of Manufacturers and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
February 4, 2015
The Port Authority of PANY/NJ is the only port in the U.S. to impose a cargo facility charge on all containers, including empties, according to Maersk Line.