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    Port Congestion Update and Storage Fees – The New Normal

    Hoping everyone is enjoying a beautiful start to summer. As importers and exporters wait for West Coast port conditions to return to normal, I do think it is time for the shipping community to perhaps accept current conditions as the … Continue reading

    Port of Oakland Closure on May 1, 2015

    Please note that the Port of Oakland will be closed on Friday, May 1, 2015. There will be no vessel, yard, or gate operations. The Friday closure is a combination of a social justice protest (to protest against police brutality) … Continue reading

    Port of Oakland Terminal Congestion Surging

    As vessels continue to unload at the port of Oakland, the terminals are struggling to absorb the huge influx of containers. All terminals seem to be dealing with critical shortage of chassis. All terminals seem to be blocking off sections … Continue reading

    Port of Oakland Terminal Congestion Continues!

    No one expected terminal congestion to disappear overnight. SSA Terminal, Oakland Shut down Monday morning roughly around 10am due to labor disagreement. Shut down Wednesday morning at 10:45am due to labor disagreement. In each case, the shutdown resulted in truckers … Continue reading

    Port Congestion Update: A Moment of Relative Calm Before the Storm

    As everyone is now aware, the ILWU and PMA have agreed on a contract. I have had a number of people come to me in the last two days asking if everything is back to normal. To be frank, I’m … Continue reading