Ports

All things ports, including seaports, airports, and inland ports and their role in global supply chains.

ARTICLES

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

NRF members already making contingency plans in preparation for holidays.
April 14, 2014
The National Retail Federation urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.
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ILO Implements New Measures to Protect Seafarers

The new measures are also aimed at improving the world’s shipping industry.
April 11, 2014
The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.
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Georgia Ports Sets All-Time Monthly Highs in Tonnage, Ro/Ro

Fiscal-year-to-date tonnage up by 15.5 percent; Ro/Ro up by 21 percent.
April 10, 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo – a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
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EPA Teams with Ports to Improve Environmental Performance

Clean diesel grants and new ports initiative will advance sustainable technologies.
April 8, 2014
EPA is hosting the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit to mark the kickoff of a new EPA initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance.
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From Trusted Trader to Trusted Supply Chain

April 5, 2014

 In a move that gives an entire supply chain recognition equivalent to “trusted trader” status, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program (SSCPP), selecting 13 companies to participate for two years until February 2016. 


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Inland Ports Provide Supply Chain Savings

Companies are closer to their markets and gain full logistics services.
April 5, 2014

 Inland ports can provide a significant opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to reduce their supply chain costs because using an inland port can put cargo much closer to its final destination in major population centers.  


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Taking Advantage of FTZs

Foreign trade zones may rank as one of the most under-utilized resources for importers and exporters.
April 5, 2014

Foreign trade zones (also known as Free Trade Zones) exist in over 100 countries worldwide. Rules and benefits of operating in or using the zones will vary by country. 


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Steamship Lines Announce May GRIs

These GRIs are expected to go into effect on May 1, 2014.
April 4, 2014
Ocean carriers have announced new general rate increases (GRIs) for eastbound cargo from Far East and Indian sub-continent origins to the U.S. and Canada.
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Georgia Ports Authority Introduces Revamped Commercial Corridors Tool

Finding manufacturing and logistics sites in Georgia just got a little bit easier.
April 4, 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority has updated its search engine for manufacturing and logistics sites to make it more comprehensive and easier to access.
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Report: Spot Rates Fall After Chinese New Year

Supply and demand are driving rates again.
April 1, 2014
The uplifting effect on spot freight rates from the pre-Chinese New Year cargo rush was short-lived, as pricing on the key East-West trades slunk backward in February.
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EVENTS

IANA Intermodal Expo

9/21/14
Long Beach, California
Long Beach, CA
United States
Contact: Anna Denecke

Intermodal EXPO is the largest transportation event focused solely on intermodal. It is where the industry’s products and services are showcased and the industry’s issues and challenges are examined. The entire intermodal community is represented — from industry suppliers to transportation service providers to beneficial cargo owners and everyone in between!

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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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Speaker: Hung Lee, Senior Product Manager, Amber Road

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