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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.
The new Terminal Information Portal System (TIPS) will provide information on container availability, export booking status and more.
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 FedEx unit of the Air Line Pilots Association has approved a new tentative contract agreement, which must now be voted upon by the express carrier’s 4,000 eligible pilots.
HighJump, a provider of supply chain management solutions, has acquired Wesupply, a U.K.-based premier business-to-business supply chain solutions supplier.