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  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say that overall freight revenues must rise as a ‘new normal’ in shoreside and inland operations grows out of recent congestion difficulties and the new longshore labor agreement at the US West Coast ports. The rise should reach levels that will address higher long-term rail, truck, equipment management […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted on Friday to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on February 20, 2015, between the union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The tentative agreement was approved on February 20 by the ILWU’s 16-member elected Negotiating Committee and 8-member Safety Sub-Committee. The […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Maritime Developments has been awarded a steel pipe handling project in shallow water on the US West Coast. The project will utilise MDL’s 25Te, 2-track tensioner (MDL TTS-2/140) to handle an 8” steel pipe as part of a horizontal directional drilling project (HDD). MDL personnel will be on-site to provide project support and operation of […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The pain of losing so much money from the US West Coast port congestion is for the shipping lines now receding, and so too with it is the impetus to secure the minimum income levels prescribed for this year’s new BCO contracts, shipping consultant Drewry says. Just ahead of Chinese New Year (19 February) USWC […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Research & Development

    A team of researchers has begun investigating deep-sea habitats off the U.S. West Coast to help inform possible locations for offshore wind energy development. Scientists and engineers from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) kicked off the mission […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    US West Coast longshore workers have filed suit with the district court in Los Angeles against the terminal operators asking for compensation of their health costs. Some 300,000 claims are being submitted saying that the Pacific Maritime Association’s health plan was in violation of the federal law. Should the court rule in favour of port […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The cargo backup at the Port of Oakland resulting from nine months of bargaining disputes between the US West Coast port operators and longshore workers should clear within two months, the port said in the first operational update since approval of the new labor contract. According to the port, efforts to eliminate the cargo backlog are […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Containerized cargo volume was up for the second month at the Port of Oakland in April, the port said on Monday. The port’s total volume – imports, exports and empty containers – rose 1.7 percent last month from April 2014. That followed an 8.1 percent increase in March. According to the port, the numbers show […]

  • 9 March 2015

    The US East Coast (USEC) ports, which have benefited the most from the West Coast labor contract dispute, seeing record monthly throughputs, should brace themselves for another shift in market dynamics. Spot rates from Asia to the USEC are now typically x2.1 higher than to the USWC, up from an average of x1.6 through 2013 and the first five months […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    After experiencing a significant slowdown just a year ago, the US West Coast ports are now seeing a rebound in TEU import volumes, according to market intelligence provider Datamyne. Imports through the port of Los Angeles increased by 36% January through February of 2016 and by 30% through the port of Long Beach, compared with the same time period […]

  • 19 February 2015

    The US West Coast ports are seeing significant drops in their monthly cargo volumes, unanimously attributed to the lingering congestion brought on by the ongoing contract dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma saw their combined container volumes fall 13 percent in January, continuing […]

  • 25 February 2015

    The US West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach plan to boost collaboration on a series of initiatives designed to meet the changing dynamics of seaborne trade and their impact on cargo flow. The announcement was made on Monday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. The two ports […]

  • 20 February 2015

    Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted on Thursday as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting. As a result, there was no gate, yard or vessel work on the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, the port said. The work on loading and unloading of  containers on the 12 vessels at berth […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Cargo container traffic rose 7.3 percent in September at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month last year, making for the Southern California seaport’s busiest September since 2007, the port’s peak year. A total of 629,771 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) was moved through the Long Beach Harbor in September. Of those, 339,343 […]

  • 18 June 2015

    Cargo rose at the Port of Long Beach by 6% in May, the third consecutive month of growth, the busiest month since October 2007, and the busiest May for Southern California’s port since 2006. A total of 635,250 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containerized cargo were moved through the Port in May. Imports numbered 327,317 […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. importers and exporters claim that the demurrage and detention practices of marine terminal operators (MTOs) and vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) at the nation’s ports are unfair. According to the US Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) latest report certain shippers paid over USD 100,000 in demurrage charges  last year, as compared to paying approximately USD 10,000 for the previous year. The Commission […]

  • 10 March 2015

    The Port of Los Angeles has launched a new program aimed at expediting cargo by streamlining container moves so as to speed up operations at the clogged port. Launched at the end of February, the “Peel Off” program has added a new operational model to the port to clear the current backlog of containers and improve […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    US West Coast ports are still at risk of a strike or other form of industrial action, forcing shippers to divert their cargo to different routes, as well as to use other distribution methods, Fitch Ratings reports.   The ongoing contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and  Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    A vessel backlog restricting containerized trade at the Port of Oakland since January has been cleared, the port said on Thursday adding that there are no vessels in San Francisco Bay or outside the Golden Gate awaiting berths. Port officials said that it’s the strongest evidence yet that a West Coast cargo slowdown is on the […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following the USD 5 billion Panama Canal expansion in 2016, up to 10 percent of container traffic to the US from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to new research conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson. In 2014, about 35 percent of […]

  • 5 November 2014

    Vessel arrival delays at the two largest US West Coast ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, reached a six-month high from mid-September to mid-October, according to an analysis conducted by CargoSmart’s Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center (GVVMC). The figures recorded delays increase approximately 40% comparing mid-June to mid-July with mid-July to mid-August. What is more, vessel berth […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Carriers experienced varying levels of disruption from the US West Coast port labour dispute, but despite the near universal misery there was surprisingly at least one ‘winner,’ according to Drewry. Drewry examined data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California and found that the number of container ships anchored has been rising steadily since the start of the […]