Thursday, 20 November 2014 by | Published in News

Due to heavy push back from the industry, the carriers decided to suspend the recently announced port congestion surcharge.  The FMC warned the carriers that implementing a surcharge that is triggered by anything other than the cargo receipt date at origin would be a problem for them.  The FMC also made it clear that the


Tuesday, 18 November 2014 by | Published in News

The port congestion problem in the US West Coast has not improved since the past summer.  The conditions continue to deteriorate on a daily basis Under the circumstances, all carriers have now implemented a Port Congestion Sur-charge to all U.S. West Coast Ports (USWC) Ports on or after Nov 17th, 2014  (Arrival day) These charges

Drayage Disruptions in the Port of Los Angeles

Friday, 14 November 2014 by | Published in News

MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI CITY OF LOS ANGELES   GARCETTI STATEMENT ON PORT WORK ACTION   “Making sure nothing stands in the way of goods flowing through the Port of Los Angeles is a top priority of my Administration. The Port of Los Angeles is a multi-billion dollar economic engine that drives our local and national

A six-year agreement covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports expired July 1. Business groups are urging that a federal mediator help the two sides in port negotiations reach an agreement   For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West

Longer gate hours, extra labor fail to ease LA-LB jam

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by | Published in News

Congestion continues to plague Los Angeles-Long Beach despite efforts by terminal operators to remain open longer and use all longshore labor at their disposal.   “They’re showing up to work,” said the president of the Pacific Maritime Association, the employers’ organization that negotiates and administers the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract at West Coast