Three of the biggest U.S. retailers have said maintaining in-stock levels was a challenge in first quarter 2015 because of West Coast port disruption.
The Port of Long Beach increased throughput of containerized cargo by 7.9 percent last month.
Mitigating factors impacted the expected rebound after the resolution of contentious ILWU-PMA port labor contract negotiaitons, according to the southern California port.
The Northern California port is planning weekend terminal gates and off-dock yards for container pick-up and delivery.
Appropriateness of detention and demurrage charges must be addressed on a case-by-case basis, says World Shipping Council.
The Pacific Maritime Association voted to approve the deal in advance of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union member ratification vote Friday.
Since they are so critical to trade, negotiations between dockworkers and employers should be governed in same way as railroads and airlines, argues Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
ILWU is planning a rally and march against police violence during its regular stop-work meeting.
Five-year contract now goes to rank and file union members for a ratification vote.
U.S. ports and economy can't afford a repeat of West Coast port slowdown, according to the heads of Commerce, the NRF and NAM.
Trade Promotion Authority, a bill that grants the president authority to conclude trade deals without congressional interference, moved forward in the Senate Thursday morning.
Together with Dynamex, the two units will offer final mile delivery in more than 70 markets.
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill substantially increases funding to the Army Corps of Engineers for waterway and port infrastructure projects during fiscal year 2016.
Analysts see no let up in rate volatility as big ship deliveries continue.
New report from software and services provider ADSI suggests use of regional carriers, focus on dimensional measurement accuracy, and emphasis on data entry improvement.