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Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero applauded efforts to fight gate congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but wants terminals to amend their agreement with the FMC.
The change to an appointment-based system for drayage drivers picking up or dropping off cargo at the ports will take effect immediately at five terminals (for imports initially) and five more will make the switch next year.
AlixPartners Managing Director Foster Finley told American Shipper that nearshoring decisions are not made in a "knee-jerk" fashion and are dependent on a number of drivers.
Tideworks Technology has developed a mobile version of its customer service web portal for the Massachusetts Port Authority called Forecast Mobile Lite.
Ocean carrier CMA CGM will team up with Bolloré African Logistics and China Harbour Engineering Company to build and operate a 1.4 million-TEU container terminal in Kribi.
The Norther California port warned, however, that vessel backlogs could reoccur if more longshore labor is not added.