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West Coast port slowdown causes FedEx to shift resources, limit shipments

The founder and CEO of FedEx Corp. said last week that slowdowns triggered by West Coast labor contract negotiations are causing delays in deliveries to some retailers and stressing out logistics companies just before Christmas.  More...

Warehouse workers at L.A. port sue over wages, working conditions

Port Metro Vancouver short haulers threaten strike over proposed pay rates

Chief Engineer of bulker could face 35 years in jail for environmental crime

Freight train derails, spills 260,000 pounds of coal





Thursday, December 18, 2014

FedEx buys GENCO 3PL

Canadian Pacific to increase oil shipments by
67 percent in 2015

Maersk Asia-Pacific expects boost in
regional demand

Port of Stockton rolls out ribbon rail cargo

Shipping sector changes freight contracts to reflect Ebola dangers


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Port officials: New labor contract for West Coast ports may soon be reached

McDonald’s Japan rations french fries due to West Coast port slowdown

Busiest shipping day volume up from last year

Virginia Port Authority cargo volume up 8 percent

11 die after fishing boat and cargo ship collide in
Gulf of Suez


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Businesses reroute shipments to avoid
L.A./Long Beach port congestion

UPS expanding into 4 new facilities in North America

Great Lakes water levels bounce back

World Bank provides $1.1B loan for India infrastructure project

Singapore fines Japanese freight firms $7M for
price fixing


Monday, December 15, 2014

NRF: U.S. West Coast port congestion delays
goods up to 2 weeks

Port of Portland continues carrier subsidies

Planet’s longest rail route to increase
China-Spain trade

N.C. governor appoints new head of N.C. State
Port Authority

German stowaway caught on container ship at
Port of Oakland


Thursday, December 11, 2014

West Coast port leaders ask for federal mediator
in labor talks

Drewry: Merger and acquisition activity in shipping sector indicates optimism

Ports of NY/NJ post record monthly volume
in October

Virginia port chief Reinhart exceeding job objectives

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear BP case challenging oil spill damages



West Coast port slowdown causes FedEx to shift resources, limit shipments   •   Warehouse workers at L.A. port sue over wages, working conditions   •   Port Metro Vancouver short haulers threaten strike over proposed pay rates   •   Chief Engineer of bulker could face 35 years in jail for environmental crime   •   Freight train derails, spills 260,000 pounds of coal

Check out the latest issue of CBN
Former CBN publisher and senior editor Peter Hurme reports on his recent visit to our Canadian neighbor to the north, British Columbia, touching on current issues facing B.C. ports, borders and railways.

Port Productivity Quarterly Cover Story:
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Up Front: Looking Forward to a New Year

How to successfully launch into RFP season

The chances of a long-term surface transportation bill

Cool Moves

Tech Trends: Singapore first port to
require mass flow meters for bunkering *
IMO notes ballast water treatment
technology falling short

News: Maersk-MSC vessel-sharing
agreement secures FMC approval *
Drewry: Alliances and lower unit costs
may spur container industry recovery


Port News: Port truckers end 8-day walkout at Los Angeles and Long Beach * Ports of Seattle and Tacoma form seaport alliance

Casualties: "Corpse ship" discovery causes conflict * Zim shipping suspends operations at the Port of Long Beach

Final Say: The Boon of Regional Export Services



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Start-up ParcelBright to improve shipping for small to medium e-tail firms


UK package delivery startup ParcelBright has raised $1 million to power its service, which aims to revolutionize the package delivery market for small to medium sized e-commerce businesses.  More...




Rolls-Royce virtual bridge blurs line between
manned and robotic ships


Wärtsilä to install ballast water systems in six
Japan newbuilds


Panama Canal gate installation begins on Atlantic side


Navy’s GhostSwimmer drone looks like a shark



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