Port of Los Angeles’ Seroka says potential 2% to 5% cargo shift to West Coast
There could be between a 2% to 5% shift of cargoes from East and Gulf Coast ports to the West Coast, according to Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles.
U.S. Navy Secretary seeks Korean and Japanese investment in U.S. shipbuilding
U.S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has been meeting with shipbuilders in Japan and Korea to encourage them to establish new shipbuilding operations in the United States.
Jensen sees shift of cargoes back to U.S. West Coast ports
Lars Jensen, principal at Vespucci Maritime based in Copenhagen, Denmark, says there is a shift of some East and Gulf Coast cargoes going back to the U.S. West Coast.
Port of Oakland’s Brandes cites port upgrades
Bryan Brandes, Maritime Director, Port of Oakland says the Port is working on a number of projects to improve rail service and upgrade refrigeration capabilities.
Red Sea and Panama Canal disruptions: 2024 implications for shippers
When disruption in the Red Sea co-occurred with ongoing water level challenges in the Panama Canal, shippers were eager to understand immediate supply chain impacts.
Former Defense Secretary Gates says Suez disruptions could last indefinitely
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said disruptions to the Red Sea by Houthi forces could go on indefinitely curtailing use of the Suez Canal and forcing ocean carriers to plan for long term redirection of shipping around the coast of Africa.
Port of Oakland’s Wan says box volumes are rising in 2024
In his annual ‘State of the Port 2024’ address on February 29th, Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan said, “In 2023, we reached 2,000,024 containers.
LA’s Seroka: Biden’s $20 billion port cyber initiative is “wake up call”
President Biden’s executive order calling for a $20 billion cyber security investment in U.S. ports is “a wakeup call for all of us in the port and supply chain industry,” according to Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles.
Is the freight industry complicit in circumventing trade sanctions against Russia?
Is the freight industry complicit, along with cargo owners, in circumventing trade sanctions imposed by the West against Russia?
AgTC’s Friedmann hails FMC rule implementing Ocean Shipping Reform Act
Peter Friedmann, executive director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) hailed the new rule issued by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

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