FMC looks at data sharing, constraints to help global cargo flows

The Federal Maritime Commission launched a new initiative to examine shipping data and determine existing constraints to help the flow of cargo through the international supply chain …

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Seattle port operator tackles congestion with new container storage fee

SSA Marine has notified importers at its Seattle port facilities that it will introduce an additional storage charge on Wednesday for containers lingering longer than five days in an effort to clear space so stevedores can better service vessels and reduce cargo delays.

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Containers waited a record 7.6 daxxs at L.A ports in October

The number of days containers are waiting to be picked up by trucks at California’s neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach climbed to a record in October, just before officials announced a new plan to clamp down on the backlog in collections.

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Shippers weigh contract strategy amid rate turbulence

Shippers are being forced to rethink how they approach contract negotiations with carriers in the midst of an overheated market while wondering when rates may return to normal levels.

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