LA-LB, NY-NJ AT OR NEAR NORMAL CARGO FLUIDITY: APM TERMINALS
The cargo surge that began with the COVID-19 recovery in mid-2020 forced US ports to develop a new playbook to cope with the unprecedented port and inland supply chain congestion that resulted, according to APM Terminals
MOBILE’S BREAKBULK DOCKWORKERS TO STRIKE TUESDAY AFTER TALKS HALTED
The Port of Mobile’s breakbulk dockworkers will go ahead with a strike against stevedoring firm CSA Equipment after a month-long cooling period failed to produce a new contract.
NY-NJ SWEPT OF MORE EMPTIES AS WEST COAST DIVERSIONS GROW
The backlog of empty containers at the port of new york and new jersey continues to drop, allowing the port to better handle the increasing volumes of freight being diverted from the west coast.
POSSIBILITY OF US RAIL STRIKE RISES AS ANOTHER UNION REJECTS TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
The last two of 12 unions voted last week on ratification of their labour agreements with the major US freight railroads and announced results on Monday. One of the two unions ratified its deal, the other rejected its. In total, four of the 12 unions rejected their agreements and remain without a contract. The mandated cooling-off period will end on December 8, allowing any of the four unions to initiate strike action. The other unions have agreed to honour picket lines, meaning that a strike by even one union would put all of the unions out of work. According to a report from the Association of American Railroads, a nationwide rail shutdown could cost more than $2 billion a day.
Port of Long Beach opens first public charging stations for heavy-duty trucks in US.
Port of Long Beach (POLB) has opened the first public charging stations for heavy-duty trucks in the United States. Heavy-duty electric trucks servicing San Pedro Bay port terminals can now charge for free at the Californian port. The port has partnered with EV Connect to provide the stations at the Clean Truck Program Terminal Access Center, 1265 Harbor Ave., Long Beach 90813. Last month, the port also announced it will receive a US$30.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation to deploy the country’s largest fleet of manually operated, zero-emissions cargo handling equipment at a single marine terminal.
- CHICAGO – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- DETROIT – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- INDIANAPOLIS – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- DALLAS / Ft. WORTH – Deficit on 40’ chassis
- EL PASO – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- HOUSTON – Constrained on 40’ chassis.
- SAN ANTONIO – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- BALTIMORE – Deficit on 40’ chassis.
- OMAHA – Deficit on 40’ and 45’ chassis.
- ST. LOUIS – Constrained on 40’ and 45’ chassis.
- SALT LAKE CITY – Deficit on 40’ chassis.