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LA’s Seroka urges calm on ILWU/PMA talks
Eugene Seroka, executive director Port of Los Angeles, remains hopeful that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) will resolve their differences and avoid a labor disruption to U.S. West Coast ports.
96th Propeller Club Convention Highlights the Power of Greek Shipping
The 96th Annual Propeller Club convention, held in Athens, Greece between September 20th and 22nd, demonstrated the continued power of Greek shipping.
21st Century Recruitment And Retention Strategies Required to Tackle New Post Pandemic Labor Landscape
A recent U.S. Airforwarders Association member survey indicates the global labor shortage is putting pressure on operations and their ability to meet ongoing customer demand.
FMC’S Bentzel Explains Proposed Maritime Transportation Data Initiative
U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel says that he hopes to win the approval from maritime stakeholders for new data transparency standards organized under the proposed Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI).
At IANA meeting Jensen says ocean freight rates will continue downwards but stay above 2019 levels
Speaking at the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) Intermodal Expo on September 13th at Long Beach, California, Lars Jensen, CEO and partner, Vespucci Maritime based in Copenhagen, Denmark expects ocean container shipping rates to continue to decline in 2022 but predicts that they will eventually end up above 2019 levels.
Trucking industry challenges and solutions
From congested ports to empty shelves at the supermarket, it’s clear that many goods aren’t getting where they need to be on time. The challenges in the trucking industry certainly have contributed to this, but what exactly are the major issues the industry is facing and, more importantly, what can be done to solve them?
Pasha boasts new LNG powered George III will substantially reduce emissions
With the arrival of Pasha’s new George III at the Port of Oakland on August 31st, Ed Washburn, Senior Vice President Fleet Operation, Pasha Hawaii, said the LNG powered ship will substantially reduce or eliminate emissions compared to conventional diesel-powered ships.
Ernst & Young says Jones Act carriers provided reliable Puerto Rico service during COVID
An Ernst & Young report found that U.S. Jones Act ocean carriers provided Puerto Rico more reliable and more cost consistent services during the COVID supply chain disruptions than was provided by global ocean carriers to their customers.
MPC Container Ships, North Sea Container Line and Elkem trailblaze new methanol powered container ships
Oslo, Norway-based MPC Container Ships (MPCCS) has announced that it is partnering with North Sea Container Line (NCL) and materials producer Elkem on an order for two 1,300 TEU ‘carbon neutral’ methanol powered container ships.
California GO-Biz official describes Newsom’s supply chain strategy
California is developing a supply chain strategy to help ports, trucking and the railroads, according to Trelynd Bradley, a Deputy Director with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Bradley responded to a series of questions posed by AJOT explaining how California has developed a strategy to combat the supply chain crisis.

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