Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard Lidinsky noted shippers diverted cargo to Canadian and Mexican ports to avoid port congestion on the United States West Coast.
Retailer diverted cargo, formed chassis fleet, and used untapped drayage to combat West Coast congestion.
Transportation and port companies need to cooperate more, members of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said at their annual meeting in San Francisco.
A spokesperson for the Port of Oakland said it will hire 500 additional workers to address a shortage in time for peak season in the fall.
Attorneys for the Institute of International Container Lessors argue terminal operators have no right to bind third parties to mandatory chassis inspections by International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Labor groups reacted to Senator Gardner's PORTS legislation, which would expand the Taft-Hartley Act.
The new Senate bill would allow state governors to invoke Taft-Hartley in an attempt to mitigate port congestion stemming from labor disputes.
Operations returned to normal on Monday after a disagreement with an International Longshore and Warehouse Union marine clerk local over dispatching procedures closed the port during second shift Sunday, according to the Pacific Maritime Association.
Neptune Orient Lines, parent of ocean carrier APL, is "totally focused" on returning the liner business to profitability, NOL CEO Ng Yat Chung said during a call with securities analysts.
Descartes will link trade compliance data and documentation from its Global Logistics Network to SAP's transportation management application for better shipment visibility for SAP's TM customers.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis also revised a previous prediction of a 0.2 percent decrease in first quarter gross domestic product to a 0.6 percent increase.
The asset-light trucking and logistics company saw a decrease in less-than-truckload revenues offset by pricing increases, while its truckload segment surpassed earnings and margins expectations.
The ITC said that six years after implementing EIAP Dominican Republic, apparel manufacturers have found little benefit to participating in the trade program.