March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Shipping companies represented by the Pacific Maritime Association are suspending the loading and unloading of vessels during four of the next five days as labor unrest at West Coast Ports continues.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.
Tags: Truck Drivers, California, Ports, Teamsters, Litigation, Port Trucking
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Marine ports in Georgia ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2% increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units, and a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, according to new figures released by the Georgia Ports Authority.
Tags: Georgia, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Savannah
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Two of the nation’s marine port complexes said they handled record container volume in 2014.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Containers
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
A federal mediator is stepping in to try and resolve months of stalled talks between West Coast longshoremen and port terminal operators and shipping companies.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, California
The Port of Virginia is delaying the implementation of the motor carriers’ appointment system at Norfolk International Terminals until this spring.
Tags: Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Cargo container traffic rose 7.3% in September at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month last year, marking the Southern California seaport’s busiest September since 2007, the Port’s peak year.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
Called the Sunshine Gateway service, this ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly with the potential to reach 70% of the United States population in four days or less
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Ports, PortMiami
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal, California
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Exports moving across Port of Virginia facilities in September helped drive a high amount of cargo through port terminals but officials concede truck wait times could be shorter.
Tags: Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
After a turbulent start to 2014, the nation’s retailers expect sales in November and December to increase a healthy 4.1% to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1% increase during that same time frame.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Imports, Intermodal, Ports
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Justice will not challenge a proposal by Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. and Direct ChassisLink Inc. to enter into a chassis use agreement at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Port Trucking, U.S. Department of Justice
September 16, 2014 - Industry News
The Port of Los Angeles in August saw overall volume increase 6.7% compared to the same time last year, but it fell at the nearby Port of Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Port Trucking
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
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