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Coast Guard’s Lam directs drifting ship rescue and saving ships from Port of Benicia fire
On April 7th, the U.S. Coast Guard coordinated a successful effort to prevent a 1,700 TEU container ship, which lost power, going aground on Northern California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.
ILWU’S Adams: “We will get an agreement”
Willie Adams, president International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), said he expected a contract agreement between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) will be reached but will take time
Building trade leader worries California permit approvals will delay offshore wind
Andrew Meredith, president, State Building Trades Council of California is concerned that California environmentalists’ opposition and the State’s lengthy permit approvals process will delay construction of floating offshore wind farms for years.
Tackling air cargo’s global ULD shortage with two technologies
The air freight equivalent of the ocean container, unit load devices (ULDs) are the backbone of the air cargo supply chain.
GSC’S Arsenault: Space now more important than cost
Dave Arsenault, president of Oakland, Ca based GSC Logistics and a former president of Hyundai Merchant Marine America, warned that container space has become a more important factor than cost for booking imports and exports on ocean carriers:
California ports support floating offshore wind development
The State of California is developing regulatory strategies to support the development of two offshore floating wind farms planned for Northern and Central California. California’s ports will be providing infrastructure and supply chain support.
The effects of COVID lockdowns, war and more on supply chains
In the past two years, a lot of attention has been paid to global supply chains. According to Google Trends, searches for “supply chain” have increased more than 64% since the beginning of 2019 – with interest more than doubling at the height of the West Coast port crisis last fall.
Port of LA’s Seroka: Supply Chain Crisis Shows Need for Better Paid Jobs
Gene Seroka, executive director, Port of Los Angeles says supply chain dislocations impacting ports, warehouse and trucking operations will be reduced with better jobs including better pay and benefits for employees.
SEKO reports numerous China port shutdowns
SEKO Logistics issued a March 13th report stating that the spread of the Omicron virus was causing a shutdown at a number of Chinese ports and logistics operations stretching from Shenzhen to Shanghai.
Port of Long Beach’s Cordero says rail upgrades will enhance operations
Mario Cordero, executive director Port of Long Beach, said the Port has prioritized rail improvements as part of its 10-year/$2.278 billion Capital Program designed to “… improve velocity in the Port and reduce emissions.”

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