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Jan 5, 2015

Weekend gate hours help Oakland chip away at cargo backlog

The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Chassis maintenance and repair a main culprit of ILWU-PMA impasse

Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the… Read more 

Jan 2, 2015

PMA to begin calling out fewer night workers at LA-Long Beach

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association entered the weekend engaged at a standoff at… Read more 

Dec 17, 2014

Border wait time app launched by U.S. CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they have launched a Border Wait Time app making it… Read more 

Dec 15, 2014

New rail lines, customs agreements changing trade between China and Europe

The world's longest direct link rail journey recently ended after a train from the coastal Chinese city of… Read more 

Dec 15, 2014

ILWU responds to PMA contract proposal

Seven months of West Coast dockworker contract negotiations may be winding down following a union caucus and the… Read more 

Dec 15, 2014

Shippers rip railway service, expect price increases in 2015

In one recent study, shippers - soon to be subject to price increases on railways - ripped rail-based… Read more 

Dec 12, 2014

Could Congress prevent future longshore labor disputes?

One economics expert wrote in an editorial that Congress has the power to stop future longshore slowdowns and… Read more 

May 8, 2014

Updated CBSA policy respecting the importation and transportation of goods (Sealing Requirements)

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced changes to the CBSA’s sealing requirements for conveyances and containers that… Read more