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Intermodal analyst Gross sees signs congestion will ease
Larry Gross, president, Gross Transportation Consulting, told AJOT that he sees evidence the congestion crisis will ease as more ocean carrier sailings are shifted from the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and to Atlantic coast ports
Port of Montreal sets late 2026 as new target date for planned Contrecoeur container terminal
At a technical briefing this week, the Port of Montreal updated the procurement process that national or international consortiums need to follow in seeking to partner with Canada’s second largest maritime gateway in its biggest project in decades
Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology
In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace.
Hapag-Lloyd updates delays at North American ports
A Hapag Lloyd ‘Operational Update’ reported on delays unloading its containers for customers at a number of North American ports published on November 4th, 2021
Propeller Club’s Patti warns that supply chain crisis is a wake-up call to increase US ships in international and domestic trades
International Propeller Club President, James Patti, warned that the current supply chain crisis, has exposed the United States’ dependence on foreign flag shipping and argued that the United States needs to:
LCL: A Shipping Solution for Today’s Global Logistics Market
Greg Scott, director of LCL Ocean Services at C.H. Robinson, shares why shippers should consider expedited LCL shipping in the face of current disruption.
Long Beach’s Cordero defends surcharges on carriers as “bold measures” needed to address congestion crisis
Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero defended surcharges that the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles propose to assess on ocean carriers, which he said were necessary to alleviate the congestion crisis at the two ports.
Ports Of LA/LB will assess ocean carriers $100 per container per day to move imports off docks
In a bold move to end the gridlock at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two ports announced that they will assess ocean carriers $100 per container per day surcharges for import containers that are not moved off marine terminals after specified time periods.
Port of LA: Seroka and Porcari outline 24/7 cargo operations
Following an October 13th White House meeting with President Biden on port congestion, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka provided assurances that terminals at the Port of Los Angeles would utilize 24/7 operations to reduce congestion.
US port officials urge more infrastructure investment to combat port congestion
Two U.S. port officials said improvements in transportation infrastructure are necessary to avoid a repeat of current port congestion problems and cited the need for upgrades in warehousing and rail transport as well as increased worker training.

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