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Port of LA Hits New June Cargo Record

The Port of Los Angeles announced it moved 876,611 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, edging out last year as the best June in the Port’s 115-year history.

At the mid-point of 2022, the Port has handled more than 5.4 million TEUs, matching last year’s record-setting pace, the Port shared in a press release.

“Halfway through the year, we’ve been able to reduce the number of vessels waiting to berth by 75%, allowing dock workers to efficiently process more vessels...

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Jul 18 8:00 AM, General News



Industry Reaction: House Passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act Amid Supply Chain Crisis

The United States House of Representatives passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act on December 8, a bill described as the “first major overhaul of federal regulations for the global shipping industry” in over three decades.

The bill comes amid a global supply chain crisis that has challenged the protein and larger food industry at every level. Rising shipping container costs, delays, trucker shortages and limited cold storage space are just a few of the headaches players in the protein space continue to face.

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Dec 9 10:27 AM, General News


Ocean Carriers Expect to Carry Costs of New Container Excess Dwell Fee Onto Shippers, Importers

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach have implemented a new “Container Excess Dwell Fee” to kick off November that aims to help alleviate the backlog of containers sitting on the west coast. However, this new fee may mean additional costs to shippers and importers.

OCEANAIR, a transportation logistics company said that these new fees will be passed on to the shippers/importers, as many shipping companies have already announced...

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Nov 10 11:43 AM, SeafoodNews


Shipping Giant Maersk Says It's Ready to Tackle Supply Chain Backlog

Maersk, the largest shipping company on the planet shared a few ways the company is trying to battle challenges up and down the supply chain during the busy holiday season.

The company shared comments from Narin Phol, Maersk’s North America Regional Managing Director who discussed the reason behind the logistical headaches industries across the board have felt throughout the pandemic and during the busiest shopping season of the year for American consumers.

Speaking at the South Atlantic International Trade Conference, Phol commented: “The current situation is a growth story...

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Oct 28 10:23 AM, SeafoodNews


Metapack Launches New Shipping Plans for Retailers

Metapack, the global leader in ecommerce delivery technology, today announced that it has launched new shipping plans for retailers around the world. From small and medium businesses to large global enterprises, the new transparent pricing models from Metapack have been launched to help retailers expand their business by providing quick and direct access to its Delivery Manager platform.

As the shift to ecommerce becomes more prevalent, it’s essential for all retailers to have access to the right scalable shipping technology and infrastructure to meet the growing delivery experience demands from consumers...

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Sep 24 8:00 AM, General News







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