Port of Rotterdam develops inland shipping to relieve truck congestion
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo-handling operations at Pacific coast terminals for four upcoming days.

Port of LA Director promises partnership with Long Beach

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are entering into a new partnership that will include marketing, environmental, safety and supply chain collaboration according to Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.

PMA threatens to close West Coast ports if ILWU refuses contract terms

The PMA chief executive threatened to lockout longshore workers and shut down West Coast port operations if the ILWU does not immediately accept its contract terms.

California Cartage President says Southern Cal harbor trucking rates could rise 100%
Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

The back up in ships waiting to berth continues this week (November 25th) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fourteen ships are at anchorage waiting to berth where normally there are no ships, according to a Port of Los Angeles spokesman.

West Coast negotiations between ILWU–PMA to continue
Lessons from the M-580

It seemed like a good plan, a very good plan. The idea was to provide a tug/container barge service between the northern California ports of Stockton and Oakland. Clearly the service would help relieve highway congestion, improve terminal efficiency, allow better service for heavy outbound boxes and on top of everything be an environmentally sound scheme. But the best laid plans of mice and men… generally go awry when double handling is involved.

Rotterdam short sea facilities complement Port
Opening nears for APMT & RWG Terminals at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2

AJOT correspondent Stas Margaronis made his first visit to Rotterdam’s Massvlakte 2 terminal complex back in 2010. A great deal has happened in the ensuing years at Maasvlakte 2’s terminals, both of which are expected to begin operations in November.

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