Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ports & Terminals

SATAWU (South African Transport and Allied Workers Union) who initially rejected a wage negotiation deal reached between Transnet and majority union UNTU (United National Transport Union), has called off its strike and has asked its members...
Transnet, the State Owned custodian of ports, rail and pipelines in South Africa concluded a 3 year wage agreement with majority labour union UNTU (United National Transport Union) on Monday the 17th Oct 2022 ending the...

South Africa joins list of countries going through labour disputes in logistics sector

Workers belonging to some unions have embarked on a strike at the ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa, resulting in work...

A tale of two ports – Long Beach vs Los Angeles

Close on the heels of the Port of Los Angeles announcing that it is seeing a 15% drop in total volumes in August 2022...

Port of Los Angeles volumes drops in August 2022 as reduced demand manifests itself

After record-breaking cargo volume in 2021 and the first half of 2022, the import surge at the Port of Los Angeles slowed in August...

Peak season brings fears of congestion on the East Coast

Ports across the US East Coast are now in the eye of the storm, with import containerized volumes processed in the region mounting higher...

Port of New York/New Jersey’s “container imbalance fee” could be counterproductive

On the 2nd of August 2022, the Port of New York and New Jersey announced the  implementation of a new quarterly container imbalance fee...

Can US ports handle the privileges that American Port Access Privileges Act may bring with it..??

"Foreign exporters’ access to the American market and our consumers is a privilege, not a right. Cargo vessels looking to offload foreign-made products and...

US Agri exports to benefit financially from USDA initiative

"ocean carriers are refusing to take American exports back to Asia, leaving with empty containers instead. That’s costing farmers and ranchers—and our economy—a lot...

How the Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2022 will address US supply chain disruptions – or not..

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA22), was passed by Congress on the 13th of June 2022.. Naturally, there have been bouquets and...

Port of Long Beach boosts rail capacity

The Port of Long Beach has completed the construction of a new rail project that will increase the efficiency of goods movement and reduce...

Countless containers washed away as heavy rains and floods pulverizes Durban

Below were some of the scenes playing out in the port city of Durban which has been battered by heavy rains and floods in...

Are good times here, as Long Beach continues to topple records, achieving busiest February

Ongoing efforts to expedite the transfer of long-waiting cargo off the docks lifted the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record. Dockworkers...

How US ports may have contributed to the global lag in container turn around times

The global supply chain and specifically the ocean freight industry and ports and terminals have gone through a very trying and tough time in...

Port Facts Series – Port of Savannah

A port is a place within a harbour where a ship can dock for commercial purposes either handling cargo, passengers or taking care of...

Records tumble in San Pedro Bay as the Port of Los Angeles joins Long Beach with busiest January ever

Close on the heels of a record-setting January for the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the USA's largest port declared...

Port of Long Beach has busiest January on record

The Port of Long Beach kicked off the new year with its busiest January on record, boosted by efforts to successfully move aging cargo...

Why import volumes are falling in Los Angeles when there are still a lot of vessels queuing outside

Last week, containerized import figures from the port of Los Angeles showed that Q4 '21 saw a large slide compared to the preceding quarter,...

US Army Corps of Engineers to help Port of Long Beach with improvements to enable navigation of bigger ships

Officials announced recently that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is receiving $8 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding help to make navigational efficiency...

US importers pay millions in additional interest due to port congestion in US West Coast ports

Billions of dollars worth of cargo waiting outside West Coast ports in 2021 racked up millions in interest due to port congestion Importers pay...

Carriers given a month to evacuate empty containers in Los Angeles Terminal

"Ocean carriers will be charged for empty containers staying in the Los Angeles port terminals for more than 9 days" - this is the...

The impact of Supply Chain disruptions and mitigation – A conversation with the FMC

Supply Chain can perhaps be termed as the "Phrase of the Year" in 2021. Whether you were involved in the business of supply chain...

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