As Red Sea Crisis Drags On, Shippers Eye Alternatives

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
While shifting Asian cargo from East Coast to West Coast U.S. ports adds time and cost, it is one option shippers have to counter continued risk in the Red Sea.

US Ports to Share $653M in Funding to Improve Throughput, Reduce Emissions

Monday, November 6, 2023 · Amy Wunderlin
41 U.S. ports will share in $653 million in new investment from the federal government, the Biden administration announced last week.

Signs of Improvement Appear Even as U.S.-Bound Shipments Fall Again in July

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 · Jeff Berman
U.S.-bound shipments fell year-over-year in July but signs of improvement are beginning to appear, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Tentative labor deal eases West Coast port tensions

Thursday, June 15, 2023 · Jeff Berman
The long-running West Coast port labor quarrel has ostensibly come to an end, with the International Longshore Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association coming to terms yesterday on a six-year tentative deal.

Lower import volumes likely through the first half of 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023 · Jeff Berman
A pairing of ongoing economic uncertainty and lower import volumes were the key themes in the new edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Pandemic-driven shipping surge ends

Monday, January 9, 2023 · SCMR Staff
With imports below the 2 million TEU mark, major ports escape the pressures of the past year.

The role of maritime ports in the global supply chain networks of automotive OEMs

Thursday, October 13, 2022 · Charles H. Fredouet
A survey of eight large North American ports shows an evolving supply chain design that is likely to change yet again with the proliferation of electric vehicles.

Speeding up the FLOW

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
At ASCM Connect, General Stephen Lyons described new government initiatives designed to keep assets in motion

SC Ports completes infrastructure project

Thursday, August 25, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The modernization of Wando Welch Terminal at Port of Charleston makes it capable of working three, 14,000-TEU vessels simultaneously.

Overcoming the obstacles at U.S. ports

Friday, July 22, 2022 · Alexander Singer and Yu Amy Xia
It’s a task that demands an emphasis on long-term and strategic initiatives.

Expect near-record volume at ports this month

Thursday, June 9, 2022 · SCMR Staff
National Retail Federation says the wild card during a busy summer will be expiration of the current labor contract at West Coast ports on July 1.

Pop-up ports are here to stay, but the long-term solution is data

Friday, May 13, 2022 · Shawn Muma
Without digitalization of shipping information, the shipping industry is destined to suffer further delays and new bottlenecks as they address port congestion by adding additional nodes to the routes.

U.S.-bound import volumes to remain strong, says Port Tracker report

Friday, April 8, 2022 · Jeff Berman
United States-bound retail container imports are starting to get caught up to the months-long run stretch of backlogs, while the possibility of a summer surge looms, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail…

Without the right data, Congress’ attempt to check ocean shipping costs is mostly toothless

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 · James Coombes
Congress’ attempt to intervene with the on-going dispute over demurrage and detention fees gives shippers too few tools to hold carriers and terminal operators accountable for unjust fees.

New 60,000 strong South Atlantic Chassis Pool announced

Monday, February 28, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The pool will start in October of 2023 and support container trade growth across the South Atlantic.



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