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US port congestion set to worsen as rail and truck strikes loom

July 13, 2022

Via: Splash 247

America is facing the twin threats of rail and trucker strikes just as signs emerge that its ports on both coasts are getting overloaded once again. The ongoing negotiations between dockworker unions and employees on the US west coast is […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Confirms Senior USDOT Officials

May 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nominees to fill senior roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation recently were confirmed by the Senate. John Putnam was approved to serve as general counsel, and Vicky Wassmer was approved as chief financial officer. The Senate also voted 75-22 […]


Shipping

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

April 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars […]


Shipping

Soaring Diesel, Gas Prices Bleed Into Shipping

February 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The shipping industry is starting to feel the full force of surging diesel and gasoline costs. Ship fuel can be made from some of the same ingredients that refiners can also put into diesel and gasoline. But soaring margins of […]


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Cargo theft up as thieves take advantage of increased traffic, idled shipments

December 8, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Record container backlogs at U.S. ports and overstressed supply chains are creating conditions ripe for cargo theft, according to experts. “The backlog across all logistics infrastructure is causing containers and shipments to sit idle, not just in the ports but […]


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Transport bosses urge governments to avoid knee-jerk reactions to the omicron variant

December 6, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Transport bosses have urged world leaders to avoid knee-jerk reactions to the omicron variant, which could put transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk. Cross-border transport workers including seafarers, air crew and drivers must be able to […]


Shipping

Port commissions to vote Friday on carrier fees for lingering containers

October 28, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissions are scheduled to meet in emergency sessions Friday to consider penalizing ocean carriers that don’t quickly evacuate loaded containers, in an effort to reduce backlogs that are crippling supply chains. The meetings […]


Shipping

Pacific, Atlantic Ports Report Strong Growth in August Amid Tight Supply Chains

September 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

As volumes continue to surge at the nation’s ports on the coasts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, two of the nation’s biggest facilities — Los Angeles and Long Beach — are taking the first steps to expand […]


Shipping

Container congestion registered in every corner of the planet

July 14, 2021

Via: Splash 247

The state of global container congestion continues to roil supply chains right across the world. Exclusive data from maritime intelligence service eeSea shows the world’s most congested box spots, ranking all ports by the sum of mainline vessels either in […]


Shipping

Biden to Launch Task Force on Bottlenecks in Supply Chains

June 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors. Administration officials said their goal is to increase domestic manufacturing, limit […]


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Senate Commerce Committee to Review Supply Chains

May 10, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Disruptions across a major refined petroleum pipeline, a growing crisis in semiconductor production affecting the automobile sector, and concerns with the distribution of vaccines and other critical supplies exposed vulnerabilities to the country’s supply chains. As a result, the federal […]


Shipping

US May Exports Sink to 11-Year Low as Imports Drop

June 25, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. exports sank to the lowest in more than a decade while imports dropped as the coronavirus continued to curtail demand for goods and upset producers’ supply chains. Goods exports plummeted 5.8% in May from the prior month to $90.1 […]


Vehicles

Why shippers, not truckers, hold the key to US truck capacity

May 24, 2018

Via: JOC

There’s a clock that regulates supply chains, and lately it is losing time, not just by a beat, but hours and days. That throws off sales forecasts and orders, lengthens transit times, and leads to missed deliveries and a pervasive […]