30 Sep 2022

Maersk warns that LA, Long Beach ports may implement long-delayed container dwell fee

  Maersk said this week that it foresees the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach soon implementing the container dwell fee, announced in October and since delayed week after week, as the ports continue to tackle congestion. The company said in a rate announcement that the likelihood the fee will be implemented “has risen significantly this […]

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12 Sep 2022

Carriers Struggle with Schedule Integrity as Port Congestion Worsens in North Europe

Alliance carriers need to add three ships per loop to sustain weekly frequency and maintain schedule integrity on the Asia-North Europe corridor, Alphaliner analysis showed. After assessing the completion of round-trip voyages between 1 May and 15 May, Alphaliner noted that ships on Asia-North Europe loops arrived back in China, on average 20 days late […]

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05 Sep 2022

U.S. Intermodal Volumes Slide in First Quarter 2022

  U.S. intermodal volumes dropped 6.6% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, reports the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) in its Intermodal Quarterly report. International containers registered a decline of -15.5% and trailers of -12.8%, while domestic shipments recorded positive growth of 5.2% The first quarter decline was preceded by contractions in the […]

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04 Sep 2022

Opposing Reaction Between PMA and ILWU to Automation

  Automation at marine terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach has increased paid hours for employees by expanding terminal capacity and improving cargo velocity, reports a new study commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) representing maritime employers at the West Coast ports. The report, released ahead of labor negotiations which are due to […]

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03 Sep 2022

Congestion still playing a role

  It is not news to anyone that global shipping continues to be a mess. As China is still being ravaged by COVID, and Ukraine and Russia are still in the darkest days of war; it begs the question: when will logistics return to normal? The U.S. is facing some of the largest inflation rates […]

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