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LA’s Seroka projects 10M annual TEUs for fiscal year 2021
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka is projecting the Port will handle over 10 million annual TEUs by the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2021 making it “the first port in North America to do so.”
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Port of Montreal President slams partial strike move by dockers
With the mounting prolonged waterfront labour conflict reaching the point where dockers plan to cease working overtime indefinitely as of today and on weekends this Saturday, the Montreal Port Authority’s newly-installed President and CEO, Martin Imbleau, issued a sharply-worded statement striking out at the potential impact on the Canadian economy and the competitiveness of Canada’s second biggest port of a vital public service being “offered on a part-time basis.”
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NWSA’s Wolfe cites three new services & no congestion in “The State of the Alliance 2021”
Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) chief executive officer, John Wolfe, reported in his ‘State of the Alliance 2021’ that three new vessel services create additional links with Asia and that there is “little cause for congestion” at the NWSA member ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
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Redwood City’s Zortman “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 but port faces dredging challenges
The Port of Redwood City is “cautiously optimistic” about 2021 cargo volumes for imports and exports but the lack of annual ship channel dredging is allowing shoaling to worsen. The result is delays and higher costs for loading and unloading of vessels, according to Executive Director Kristine Zortman.
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FMC orders 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices
In response to complaints by U.S. exporters and Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it was ordering 10 ocean carriers and 17 marine terminals to report on demurrage and detention practices and penalties assessed on shippers as well as the availability of empty containers for U.S. exporters to ship their goods.
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Ground under proposed Oakland A’s ballpark site on Howard Terminal “liquified” in 1989 earthquake
Proposed Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark and condo site hit by liquefaction event during 1989 earthquake. Report fails to mention event.
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COVID-19: Largest supply chain effort ever undertaken
AEB is another software provider with deep ties to global trade and logistics.
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Oakland’s Proposed New Ballpark and Condo complex “Long-Term Threat” to Port
PMSA’s Jacob Warns Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Ballpark and Condos Pose “Long-Term Threat” to Port of Oakland Maritime Operations
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House Republicans and Democrats Voice Concerns to FMC That Ocean Carriers Decline to Ship U.S. Agriculture Exports
On March 9th, a group of Democratic and Republican Congressional representatives led by John Garamendi (D-CA) and Jim Costa (R-CA) announced that they authored a bipartisan letter to Michael A. Khouri, chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), voicing concern over reports that certain vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) are declining to ship U.S. agricultural commodity exports from U.S. ports.
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Northwest Seaport Alliance volumes up 9% in January
Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) CEO John Wolfe reported March 3rd that container freight volumes rose by 9% in January 2021 compared to January 2020 totaling 288,289 TEUs. NWSA CEO John Wolfe expects strong first half of 2021.
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