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Port of Hueneme container business is up 51% and revenues rise 28% In 2022
The California Port of Hueneme reported a 28% increase in revenue and a 51% jump in loaded and empty volume in 2022, according to Kristin Decas, executive director, Port of Hueneme.
ILWU & PMA announce agreement on health benefits
In a positive sign that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are finding common ground, comes the July 26th announcement that the two sides “… have reached a tentative agreement on health benefits, subject to other issues in the negotiations.”
PMSA says California nut exports via California ports are rising
There’s a controversy over California nuts. Specifically, nuts exported through California ports. Are the export nut totals up or down? Are the nut exports being diverted to other ports as has been suggested by media reports?
Congressman Katko urges approval of $52 billion for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing
Republican Congressman John Katko has urged immediate action in authorizing a $52 billion federal investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.
Harbor truckers say they will block Port of Oakland operations until California suspends AB 5
“AB 5 is taking our freedom away. This is supposed to be a free country.” Port of Oakland trucker
Oakland’s Wan says harbor trucker protest has shut down port operations & will result “in losses to competing ports”
Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland warned that a protest by harbor truckers that has shut down Port of Oakland terminal operations: “will damage all the businesses operating at the ports and cause California ports to further suffer market share losses to competing ports.”
From Supply Chain Emergencies to Supply Chain Resiliency
With the turmoil of the last few years, companies in every link of the supply chain went into crisis mode.
Blue Diamond Almond Growers spearhead ‘Almond Express’ rail service to Ports of LA and LB
As a result of cutbacks in sailings to the Port of Oakland, Blue Diamond Almond Growers are supporting two new rail services transporting almond exports from Central California to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CONECT’s annual Trade & Transportation Conference speakers show the way forward
This year’s conference given the challenges the industry faces was aptly titled “The Way Forward” and a solid lineup of speakers were put in place to help show a full-house of 150 plus attendees the path ahead.
AFL-CIO Transportation Head Says Labor/Shipper Coalition Supports Tougher Regulation of Railroads
The head of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) says a coalition of labor unions and shippers in agriculture, energy and chemicals supports giving the Surface Transportation Board stronger powers to regulate the nation’s railroads

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