Coast is (almost) clear as port congestion fades even further
Remaining queues of waiting ships are dwindling, another sign that supply chain pressure is winding down.
Remaining queues of waiting ships are dwindling, another sign that supply chain pressure is winding down.
Southern California’s container-ship logjam ends as congestion eases at East and Gulf Coast ports.
DOT should consider trucking and other supply chain costs in its push to expand off-site and inland container facilities, transportation executives caution.
Demand for Asian goods began dropping earlier this year. This is now having a delayed — and highly negative — effect on U.S. imports.
California’s container-ship traffic jam is almost gone, replaced by stubbornly high backlogs off the East and Gulf coasts.
The Mojave Inland Port could reduce congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Trucking companies want the FMC to require better container storage data from the ocean carriers to speed cargo flow at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Federal regulators are pressuring carriers at the Port of New York and New Jersey to compensate shippers and carriers for container storage.
Container shipping giant Maersk sees continued strength in U.S. imports and ongoing supply chain disruptions globally.
The drop in ships waiting off Southern California is deceiving. The number of ships off all three coasts is back to all-time highs.
A top regulator says more staff is needed to properly carry out new ocean carrier reforms signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Indianapolis’ outbound volume caused the Headhaul Index to increase 36.1% week over week, and outbound loads within 100 miles of the San Francisco market are being rejected as a result of protests.
Peak season imports are expected to remain strong but rail delays require ‘immediate’ attention, says Port of LA’s Gene Seroka.
Southern California ports can’t evacuate import containers fast enough. The backlog has yet again reached critical levels.
There were 125 container ships waiting offshore on Friday, including 36 off Savannah, 24 off Southern California and 20 each off Houston and New York.
The number of import containers sitting at LA/LB terminals for nine days or more has more than doubled since February.
President Biden plans to sign into law the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, the first ocean shipping regulations passed by Congress since 1998.
The Port of Hamburg could suffer a container pileup if labor issues are not resolved in Germany.
While drayage has faced demand surges, they have often been the relatively short-lived consequences of labor strikes or steamship company shutdowns. The impact of the pandemic has been much greater, and it is here to stay.
Container shipping spot rates are easing, at least temporarily, and far fewer ships are stuck waiting off U.S. ports.
China took steps to restart export manufacturing, but strict COVID measures pose a continuing challenge for logistics providers.
Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach executive director, says there have been “notable improvements across the supply chain,” but lockdowns in China could change that.
America’s largest container port, Los Angeles, just posted the best March and best first quarter in its history.
Cargo is piling up at the Port of Shanghai because a citywide quarantine means most trucks can’t reach the port to pick up loads and keep commerce flowing.
The debate heats up on whether this is the beginning of the end of container shipping’s bull run.
Folding five empty shipping containers into the space of one could curb smuggling, save shippers money and reduce emissions.
Charter rates hold steady at their peak as the seemingly neverending container shipping boom continues.
Congestion could go from bad to worse as liners steer a record number of container ships toward East Coast ports.
COVID lockdowns haven’t closed Chinese ports yet. If they do, U.S. importers face “shockwave” of higher rates and delays.
Congress is paying more attention than ever to freight supply chains. Here are 10 pending bills that attempt to address disruption and lower costs for carriers and their customers.
Hyper rail systems could transport containers to and from ports quickly, according to WickedHyper’s CEO.
Mary O’Connell and David Spencer, director of business intelligence at Arrive Logistics, sit down to talk about the freight market in February and the outlook for 2022.
“Efforts to successfully move aging cargo out of shipping terminals” improve the picture at California’s San Pedro Bay ports.
“Everything we have sails. Every box we have we try to move,” says Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen.
The number of ships waiting off Los Angeles/Long Beach fell 23% over the past week.
Traxens CEO David Marchand says that “known port congestion is only the tip of the iceberg.”
While much of the focus in 2021 was on the supply chain, the toll it took on e-commerce sellers was dramatic.
In this exclusive interview with American Shipper, the port envoy to the White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force discusses the state of the ports, the challengers at hand and the outlook for the future.
Despite the victory of saving Christmas, the congestion problems at the nation’s largest ports have not improved.
A new export container subsidy at the Port of Oakland received a tepid response from lawmakers pushing for a major overhaul of shipping regulations.
SoCal imports suffering multimonth slide, not because of falling demand, but because of supply chain bottlenecks.
FedEx Logistics is the latest company to find an alternative to big-port congestion by taking freight business to the Port of Hueneme in California.
The finger-pointing of blame and the political promises and suggestions are not improving the flow of trade.
The benefits of pets in the cab, port woes in the U.S. and China, and no usual post-holiday dip in volumes.
More COVID control measures in China are impacting international goods movement.
A small COVID outbreak is curtailing industrial operations in the Chinese city of Ningbo and the port could soon feel the ripple effects.
The U.S. government is monitoring for omicron-related disruptions “at ports overseas and at home,” according to port envoy John Porcari.
New barometer from NY Federal Reserve highlights how extreme supply chain crunch has become.
Small ports were one solution for big-port problems in 2021. Shippers that could find a vessel were able to get their cargo processed quickly by shifting to a secondary port.
Port of Los Angeles is going vessel operators to clear out empty containers or else face big fines.
Putting money on what American Shipper readers were clicking on in 2021 would be a safe bet.
“Expectations are that high consumer demand and low inventory levels will keep rates elevated well into next year,” says Peter Sand, chief analyst at Xeneta.
The White House is asking carriers to play nice with exporters, but next year Congress may give it a hammer to use if shipping practices don’t change.
The Health Industry Distributors Association said that between 8,000 to 12,000 containers filled with millions of critical medical supplies are delayed.
Port Hueneme is an example of a niche port that is attracting more container shipments because of bottlenecks at big seaports.
The effects of port congestion on independent contractors may be underplayed in a recent driver satisfaction survey.
After brief reprieve, trans-Pacific shipping rates head back up, pointing to ongoing supply chain pressure.
California drayage company Orange Avenue Express alleges ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd is forcing it to act as a storage facility for refrigerated containers.
The container shipping surge shows no signs of letup, but the Southern California ports say they are slowly clearing out the backlogs.
Controversial plan to charge for containers lingering on terminals keeps getting delayed. Yet containers still linger.
Georgia port officials are engaged in what appears to be the largest current expansion of a port in North America.
COVID exposed underlying chinks in the supply chain, especially at the ports. The White House has lit a fire under the industry’s feet to improve the container shipping system.
Marine Exchange now counts ships waiting farther out to sea, confirming just how big the backlog really is.
Officials are creating unrealistic expectations that supply chains will be unplugged within weeks or months.
Congestion can be attributed to increased ship traffic, a lack of labor and crane availability, and the sea of empty containers rising throughout Southern California.
While technically the congestion has decreased in the bay because of the new queuing system, that does not mean the vessels do not exist. They do.
Despite claims to the contrary, the ship backlog is not getting smaller. Vessels are waiting on both sides of the Pacific.
Major retailers and suppliers reassured the White House they have a handle on supply chain volatility and can meet consumer demand.
Southern California ports and private operators are using carrots and sticks to help eliminate a massive pileup of cargo.
Innovation and investment are the watchwords at the Georgia Ports Authority, where officials are rushing to deal with supply chain constraints.
Double demurrage in Seattle: A terminal operator is adding a second layer of fees for extended container dwell times.
Despite reports that congestion issues are easing on the water at California’s major ports, drayage truckers claim this isn’t the case for them as efficiency issues continue to plague terminal operators.
Record number of container ships waiting but they’re harder to see, as new plan spreads queue across Pacific.
Cargo is moving a bit more smoothly at the Southern California ports, giving officials reason to hold off assessing stiff storage fees.
Ship arrival data confirms seasonal surge to Southern California has ebbed — even as port congestion has risen.
CalTrans is boosting the weight limit for port truckers. The regulatory change was made with good intentions, but can it work?
Zim’s profits are still going up — way up — despite more vessels getting snared in West Coast port gridlock.
Los Angeles and Long Beach hold off on charging highly controversial fee on import containers.
Rates expected to remain strong into 2022, fallout from new ship deliveries in 2023-2024 to be muted.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Georgia port officials are pulling every lever possible to reduce shipping delays that are having a national impact.
California officials are trying to address a perceived shortage of truck drivers by making it easier to get a license.
President Biden was Professor Biden at the Port of Baltimore, explaining Supply Chain 101 to the American people.
Just five days before emergency SoCal container fee is set to begin, offshore traffic jam reaches new heights.
Lawmakers have introduced bills that would tap into unspent COVID-19 relief funds to help compensate vessel owners looking to reroute ships away from choked Southern California ports.
The Biden administration is racing to cut red tape so the government can expedite port and freight transportation infrastructure investments.
Lack of data sharing regarding nonscheduled vessels is adding to the congestion in San Pedro Bay and impacting the ability to plan for container processing.
As the holidays loom, a congressman wants to eliminate legal hurdles banning 18-to-20-year-old truck drivers from moving containers in and out of ports.
Private marine terminals in Tacoma are putting more pressure on importers to pick up containers that are left for weeks and choking the movement of cargo.