The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are gearing up for peak season, which means that gate congestion and equipment issues are expected to become more pronounced in the coming months. In an interview with the Journal of Commerce (JOC), Weston LaBar, executive director of the Harbor Trucking Association, described the anticipated congestion as […]

A combination of factors are contributing to significant delays in shipping traffic through various ports in Western Europe. The recent carrier alliance shakeups and increasing deployment of newer, larger ships have caused backlogs at port terminals, railways and barge terminals, as the storage & handling capacity has not yet adapted to the new cargo schedules […]

By Kellie Lynch UWL is now incorporating bulk liquid transloading into its scope of logistics services.  Transferring bulk liquid between a wide range of units, including ISO tanks, FlexiTanks, rail cars, and packaged units is now easy and affordable with our new rail sided transloading services.  If you are unfamiliar with transloading, it is the […]

COSCO and Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. have made a joint offer to purchase OOCL for $6.3 billion, a move that would create the second largest ocean carrier to serve the United States. Mediterranean Shipping Co. would continue on as the largest carrier, with 9.9 percent of all US exports and imports. The combined […]

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that around 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers plan to strike, starting on Monday, June 19. The striking workers serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. With the backing of labor unions, port drivers have been locked in a long battle for classification as employees rather than […]

The state of Texas is poised to allow higher weight limits in the vicinity of the Port of Houston. Governor Greg Abbott has signed SB1524, which will raise the maximum weight, with permit, to 93,000 pounds for six-axle trucks, or 100,000 pounds for seven-axle trucks within a 30-mile radius of Texas ports. Effective on January […]

Please be advised that a GRI has been announced by ocean carriers on all dry and reefer cargo: Effective Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Cargo receipt date at origin) FROM: ASIA & INDIA SUB-CONTINENT TO: ALL U.S.A. & CANADA Ports of Discharge and inland points via said ports USD 560 per 20′ (all types) USD 700 […]

Brazilian customs workers are in the midst of a two-day strike, causing a backlog of uncleared containers at the ports, according to the Journal of Commerce (JOC). Sindifisco, the trade union representing customs employees, has ordered its workers to avoid signing off on cargo for two working days. Exceptions have been made for dangerous cargo, […]

New vessel rotations implemented in April as part of a shakeup in global shipping alliances are causing shippers and port stakeholders to brace for delays at West Coast ports, the Journal of Commerce (JOC) reports. The reorganization, in effect on April 1, significantly altered the makeup of the ocean carrier alliances, reducing the number of […]

Amid efforts by Brazilian president Michel Temer to freeze public spending and pass pension & labor reforms, the Central Workers’ Union (abbreviated CUT in Portuguese) of Brazil has called for a general strike on Friday, April 28. The strike may potentially impact manufacturing, air travel, public transportation and other public sector industries. Brazil has not […]

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