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US Regulator Gives Nod to COSCO’s OOIL Takeover

“COSCO Shipping Holdings’ takeover bid for Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL) has passed t...

US railways move to rev up operations after deal, but labour yet to agree

"Amid broad relief that a crippling strike had been averted at the eleventh hour, US Class I railway...

US railroads reach last-minute deal to avert strike

"Railroads and workers’ unions have reached a tentative labour agreement to avert the major national...

US railroads reach contract deal with smaller unions

"US freight railroads reached a contract agreement with the leadership of three smaller unions Monda...

US railroads brace for strike that could cost billions

"US freight railroads and labour unions are taking measures to prepare for a potential walkout, as t...

US rail carriers stop accepting hazardous, reefer cargoes as strike looms

"As the threat of US rail strike from Friday looks ever more real carriers have stopped accepting ha...

US ports urge Congress to include sector in COVID-19 aid package

“The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has urged US lawmakers to give the port industr...

US ports set to break monthly records as import traffic accelerates

“US container ports will consistently set new monthly records until the summer as the nation’s econo...

US ports set to break annual import record

“US ports are set to break their annual import record after November traffic increased by 24.5% year...

US Ports See Retail Imports Growth as Tariffs on Chinese Goods Are Delayed

“Major U.S. container ports are witnessing an increase in retail imports on the back of a delay of U...

US ports see early signs of COVID-19 recovery

“Two major US port hubs -South Carolina and Oakland – have seen their volume increase in July in a sign that the worst effects of the pandemic are starting to abate.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US Ports request $3.5 billion in COVID-19 relief as cargo plummets

“In a letter to the US Congress a number of maritime transportation groups have urged $3.5 billion be provided to the sector.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US ports in no rush to follow Shanghai on automation path

“The Shanghai International Port Group is taking the costly option of building an automated terminal...

US Ports Get Funds for Deepening Projects

**The US is investing in deepening projects to allow for the arrival of ever bigger ships in its por...

US Ports Fight to Stay Open amid Unfolding COVID-19 Crisis

“Shipping lines have canceled 20 voyages to the Port of Oakland, one of the 10 busiest container sea...

US ports eye deeper Asia volume drops as bottleneck worries fade

“US ports and forwarders warn that a coming plunge in import volumes will be even sharper than they...

US ports enjoy unexpected spike as economy reopens

“Imports at US ports rose unexpectedly in the summer months as the economy reopened and retailers pr...

US ports could face difficult 2021 as pandemic continues to hurt

“Ports in the US are facing a difficult 2021 as the economy worsens, trade tensions continue and fiscal stimulus is delayed, according to Fitch Ratings.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US ports building for the future

“The importance of port investment and development has been made clear across the globe, not least in the US where ports have had a mixed 2020 with numerous challenges.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US ports are recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, according to study

“The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on US container ports is easing, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US ports and major box carriers to upgrade Southeast US Chassis Pool

“Three US port authorities have agreed with Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA),...

US ports achieve container import record in May 2022

"US port imports hit another record high this spring, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker r...

US port delays force ‘structural’ blank sailings on Asian services

“With Hapag-Lloyd — and by extension its partners in THE Alliance — advising customers of 21 de fact...

US port cuts emissions despite being busier

“Efforts by a California port to reduce air pollution have paid off, with the latest analysis showing an 87% cut in diesel emissions despite increased throughput.” To learn more, see the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US port congestion will worsen through 2022 peak: industry leaders

“Port congestion in the US will get worse before it gets better. That is the message coming from ocean carriers, forwarders, and others.” See the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

US port congestion threat demands united industry response

“With container lines, ports, and forwarders warning of US port congestion from imports piling up at...

US port congestion continues to drive conversation

“As the vessel congestion issues continue to plague the West Coast of the US, much discussion has been ongoing about the cause and solution to the issue.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US perishables shippers are struggling to keep their markets alive

“US exporters of perishables are struggling with a litany of woes: from a shortage of containers and...

US Orders Carriers to Testify in Global Shipping Probe

**A number of representatives from major container shipping companies have been subpoenaed by the US...

US Northwest Seaport Alliance gets major boost in battle against congestion

“The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) can see light at the end of the congestion tunnel. At the end...

US labor dispute: Dock workers say 'no' to port automation

"Labor negotiations for 22,000 dock workers on the West Coast are causing anxiety among US industrie...

US Injecting USD 41.4 Mn into Charleston Deepening Project

“Up to USD 41.4 million has been designated for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project in the lates...

US infrastructure revamp spending programme delights project logistics sector

“With the largest infrastructure spending programme in the US since the 1930s poised to be signed into law, project forwarders stand to have their hands full for years.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

US imposes sanctions on the world’s largest shipbuilder

“China Shipbuilding Group is among 24 Chinese companies and individuals to be blacklisted by the Uni...

US imports will continue COVID-19 crash throughout 2020

“US container ports are likely to see a double-digit decline in imports for the majority of 2020 as...

US imports now Gulf-bound as port congestion worsens on the east coast

“In response to congestion and concerns over likely further disruption at west coast gateways, many...

US imports from Asia surge to unexpected record in May

“US imports from Asia set a new monthly record in May, demonstrating that despite the more than two...

US imports from Asia show another big jump in February

“US imports from Asia in February jumped 27.3 percent year over year to register a seventh consecuti...

US imports from Asia rise ahead of peak

“US imports from Asia rose 4.2 percent year over year in July, with analysts forecasting a retraction to slight uptick in volumes in the traditionally busy August-October period. ” To learn more, see the original story at JOC. Source: JOC (JK)

US imports expected to total 13.5 million TEU in H1 2022

“Imports across US ports are expected to near-record volumes over the next few months, totaling 13.5 million in H1 2022.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

US importers using box ships to store cargo – cheaper than warehouses

“The combination of congestion at US west coast ports and low-interest rates is allowing US importers to use containerships as ‘offshore warehouses’, mitigating logistics costs.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

US importers urge White House to steer west coast labour talks to conclusion

“Worried about possible failure of the current contract negotiations between labour and employer gro...

US importers face tougher trans-Pacific service contract talks

“As negotiations for the next round of trans-Pacific service contracts get underway, months earlier...

US import spike set to run into summer as west coast ports struggle

“Container freight and charter markets are continuing to boom post-Chinese New Year, and analysts ex...

US import demand is dropping off a cliff

“The latest ocean container bookings data reveals that despite the strong levels of inbound cargo du...

US import boom hits new heights, with ships queueing to enter congested ports

“Congestion levels at the major North America container gateways are now expected to persist until the summer, as the consumer-driven import boom continues.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

US Gulf – SAEC Loop 1 Service (GS1) – Blank Sailing Plan – COVID-19

The following advisory was published by Hapag-Lloyd: In response to the current situation and changes on the demand, we implemented the following void sailing on the GS1 service. Vessel: Tucapel Voyage 2019 Sb / 2019 Nb Source: Hapag-Lloyd (JK)

US government unveils latest port infrastructure funding

“The Port of Dubuque and Northeast Georgia Inland Port are among the infrastructure projects chosen...

US government launches port planning toolkit

“The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has launched a new Marine Hig...

US Gov’t Awards USD 20 Mn for Conley Container Terminal Upgrade

“The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will receive a USD 20 million grant from the US governm...

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