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April 17, 2014

Merger Creates Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.

April 10, 2014

Port of Baltimore Handled Record Amount of Containers, Autos in 2013

The total amount of general cargo at the port’s public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, matching last year’s record.

March 21, 2014

Merger of Container Shipping Lines Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Approved

Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.

March 21, 2014

Settlement Reached Between California Port Truckers and Fleet

Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.

March 4, 2014

Lawsuits Filed Against Two California Fleets Over Driver Classification

Two class action lawsuits were filed late last month against separate California port trucking companies over claims they wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

March 4, 2014

House Bill Seeks to Increase U.S. Port Activity

Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.

February 24, 2014

Port Trucking Companies Implement Surcharges for Delays at Port of NY and NJ

Some trucking operations serving the Port of New York and New Jersey have stated imposing surcharges for delays they are experiencing due to congestion at container terminals.

February 20, 2014

Port of New York and New Jersey Asked to Tackle Freight Delays

A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.

February 20, 2014

Port of Virginia Launches Motor Carrier Task Force to Address Delays

The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of the Motor Carrier Task Force to focus on issues at the state-controlled marine terminals that are affecting the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo in and out of the terminals.

February 19, 2014

New Report Slams Port Trucking Business Practices

A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”

December 19, 2013

Port Trucking Companies Say They’re Exempt From California Laws

Trucking companies accused by California of intentionally misclassifying truck drivers a independent contractors, rather than employee drivers, say there is nothing the state can do about it.

December 10, 2013

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to Test System to Speed Up Truck Movements

In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.

December 5, 2013

Container Lines Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Talking Merger

Two container shipping companies have acknowledged they are in talks about a possible merger that would create the world’s fourth largest such shipping fleet.

December 5, 2013

Road Improvements for Trucks Coming to N.J. Ports

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has authorized a program to continue a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the road network at the agency’s New Jersey marine terminals.

December 4, 2013

Study Finds Panama Canal Expansion Will Affect U.S. Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.

November 21, 2013

Port of Long Beach Repeals Cargo Fee

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week unanimously repealed a cargo fee that has been on the Southern California seaport’s books since 2008 but implementation was delayed repeatedly and the fee was never collected.

November 18, 2013

Port of Los Angeles Truckers on Strike

Truckers from three companies serving the Port of Los Angeles took to the picket lines Monday for a 36-hour strike that began at 5am, Pacific time.

November 5, 2013

South Carolina Ports Launch Clean Trucks Program

The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

September 18, 2013

JOC: Teamsters Takes New Tack on Drayage Carriers

The game plan by the Teamsters Union when it comes to organizing truck drivers serving the nation’s ports is more diverse that it was just a few years ago, according to a new story from the Journal of Commerce.

September 9, 2013

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..

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