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
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
By Tom Martucci, Chief Technology Officer, Consolidated Intermodal Technologies
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.