U.S. Container Imports Jump in April as Coastal Shift Continues

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The seven-week Covid lockdown in Shanghai, prompting carriers to blank a third of export sailings on the Asia-Europe and transpacific tradelanes, is creating a lull…

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The seven-week Covid lockdown in Shanghai, prompting carriers to blank a third of export sailings on the Asia-Europe and transpacific tradelanes, is creating a lull...

Port of Long Beach Continues Record-Setting Streak and Warns of Cargo Surge When China Reopens

The Port of Long Beach set another new single-month record in April as the port continues to clear marine terminals of cargo ahead an expected new wave of imports in…

The Port of Long Beach set another new single-month record in April as the port continues to clear marine terminals of cargo ahead an expected new wave of imports in...

Port of Charleston Reduces Backlog and Sets Latest Monthly Cargo Record

The Port of Charleston in South Carolina set yet another monthly cargo record in April while also making “significant progress” with port and berth “fluidity,” i.e. reducing congestion. South Carolina…

The Port of Charleston in South Carolina set yet another monthly cargo record in April while also making “significant progress” with port and berth “fluidity,” i.e. reducing congestion. South Carolina...

MARAD Makes Additional $234 Million Available for Port Projects

FY 2022 Appropriations Act raises Port Infrastructure Development Program Funding to more than $684 Million, the highest total ever. U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced an additional…

FY 2022 Appropriations Act raises Port Infrastructure Development Program Funding to more than $684 Million, the highest total ever. U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced an additional...

Employers, Dockworkers Aim to Keep Cargo Moving During Labor Negotiations

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between employers and dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports are scheduled to kick off Tuesday ahead of the expiration of the current agreement…

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between employers and dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports are scheduled to kick off Tuesday ahead of the expiration of the current agreement...

West Coast Dockworkers, Firms Vow to Avoid Upheaval Amid Contract Talks

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) –Labor negotiations at 29 West Coast ports are set to start next week with both sides saying they want to avoid further upheaval in supply chains that…

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) –Labor negotiations at 29 West Coast ports are set to start next week with both sides saying they want to avoid further upheaval in supply chains that...

Italy Impounds Luxury Yacht Linked To Russian President

By Crispian Balmer and Emilio Parodi, (Reuters) – The Italian government ordered police on Friday to impound a luxury yacht worth some $700 million that has been linked in the media to…

By Crispian Balmer and Emilio Parodi, (Reuters) – The Italian government ordered police on Friday to impound a luxury yacht worth some $700 million that has been linked in the media to...

Ad-Hoc Carriers and Retail Charters Hit By China Lockdowns

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The combination of Covid lockdown cargo delays in China and congestion at US east coast ports has prompted alliance carriers to announce blank sailings on…

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The combination of Covid lockdown cargo delays in China and congestion at US east coast ports has prompted alliance carriers to announce blank sailings on...

West Coast Port Employers Laud Automation Ahead of Labor Talks

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — Employers at West Coast ports at the center of the U.S. supply-chain crisis released a study extolling the benefits of automation a week before the start…

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — Employers at West Coast ports at the center of the U.S. supply-chain crisis released a study extolling the benefits of automation a week before the start...

Port of Long Beach Completes Project Boosting Rail Capacity

The Port of Long Beach has completed construction of a new rail project which it says will increase efficiency of goods movement and reduce congestion on local roadways by shifting…

The Port of Long Beach has completed construction of a new rail project which it says will increase efficiency of goods movement and reduce congestion on local roadways by shifting...