Archive: USA

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, July, 2022

Problems mounting at West Coast ports

While shippers through the West Coast have been concerned by the lack of progress in the ILWU’s negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association, the Biden Administration has had to issue…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, June, 2022

ILWU negotiations continue with no threat of strike

In a move to reassure shippers, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has confirmed that, even though they do not expect to reach a deal before the current labour…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, February, 2022

Storm disrupts US shipping

A significant winter storm hit the central US and East Coast last week adding further disruption to supply chains already struggling with labour shortages, delays moving imports inland and a…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 16th, December, 2021

Freight market report

As supply chains continue to battle with insufficient capacity, surging rates and overwhelmed transport systems, we asked our colleagues in seven key markets to share their insights on operations, demand,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 4th, December, 2020

Federal Maritime Commission monitors Asia shipping alliances

The Maritime Commission, the US body responsible for the regulation of ocean carriers and intermediaries, is intensifying its monitoring of shipping alliance activity on the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades. The…

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