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UP and BNSF worried about potential LA-Long Beach port shutdown

Now that last year’s grain backup is being resolved, Union Pacific and BNSF railroads say they are worried about a shutdown at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Intermodal traffic amounted to about 20 percent of UP’s... More...

Hundreds of Port Metro Vancouver truckers lose jobs due to new licensing system

Now that Port Metro Vancouver has granted access to just 68 companies under a new licensing system, more than 600 port truck drivers say they're effectively out of a job. More...

Port Authority of N.Y/N.J. considers $10B cross-harbor freight tunnel

Proponents of a prospective $10 billion cross-harbor freight tunnel from Brooklyn to Jersey City say it
would take thousands of trucks off the region's congested roads and create jobs by moving cargo faster
and cheaper. More...

DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk sign deal to reduce emissions

Leading freight forwarder DB Schenker Logistics and shipping giant Maersk Line have inked a joint six-year deal to reduce CO2 emissions from the ocean freight sector, according to a DB Schenker statement. More...

U.S. Navy cargo ship stuck on reef off Okinawa

Dozens of service members have debarked the USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak, which remained grounded Monday on a reef about six miles east of Okinawa, Japan, according to military officials said. More...

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Featured Stories


West Coast port congestion will
hang around

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Features Editor

Congestion-Pressure-Pain. The old T.V. ad touted a pill designed to relieve those symptoms, but unfortunately as
the port and shipping industry steams into the New Year, there’s no ready remedy available to... More...
Photo credit: USC Marshall Center

Neighbor to the Northwest: Border initiatives, port developments, and rail trade help define Western Canada’s growth, challenges, along with its commerce - and competition - with the U.S.

In late September, I was one of almost 25 million travelers in one of 10 million vehicles that will have crossed the Pacific region border between the U.S. and Canada this year.

However, that’s just the start.

The U.S. and Canada enjoy over $700 billion in bilateral trade in goods and services annually, in addition to $600 billion in direct investment... More...


What’s Next For NAFTA?

On January 1, 1994, the landmark, sometimes controversial North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States came into effect.

Over 20 years later, NAFTA is the largest free trade area in the world, which, according to the Office of the U.S. International Trade Administration, “links 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.”

In 2011, trilateral trade among the NAFTA partners had reached... More...


Latest News Releases


January 23, 2015: Liebherr mobile harbour cranes set all-time record

January 23, 2015: Logistics Plus Named 2014 Employer of the Year

January 21, 2015: Puget Sound container volumes reach 3.4 million TEUs in 2014
January 20, 2015: Transplace Recruits Canadian Logistics Leader John Kelly

January 2, 2015: PMA calls on ILWU leaders to stop withholding skilled workers; union’s action is causing terminal congestion to reach breaking point

December 29, 2014: PMA member carriers needed at negotiating table
December 29, 2014: PMA Renews Call for Federal Mediation in West Coast Longshore Negotiations

December 22, 2014: Added measures at Port of Oakland to handle cargo increase

December 17, 2014: Container Volume Up 13 Percent at SC Ports Authority


Latest Issue


Port Productivity Quarterly Cover Story:
Neighbor to the Northwest


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