The announced levels for Transpacific Eastbound Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) and Bunker Fuel Adjustments from the carriers are listed below.
The American Trucking Assoications’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage was reported to have declined in the month of June by 0.8%; this followed a increase in May of 0.9%.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 15, 2014 – Ingram’s magazine once again recognizes the success of MIQ Logistics in satisfying the logistics needs of its customers.
As the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue their contract talks, reports that the Teamsters have taken down their pickets in the LA/LB harbor is a positive sign.
Both sides resumed talks after a three day recess which began on Monday July 7th and extended to Friday July 11th. The recess was called when the ILWU had to attend to a previous contract negotiation in the Northwest (separate from the ILWU / PMA contract).
“The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.”
Today the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Current and forecasted U.S. import volume data is found within the report which points to July as being the highest monthly volume in the last five years.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:
“The parties have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations on a new coast-wide contract while the ILWU attends to an unrelated negotiation taking place in the Pacific Northwest. During this break, starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, through 8 a.m. on Friday, July 11, the parties have agreed to extend the previous six-year contract, which expired last week. The PMA and ILWU are negotiation a new contract covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coasts ports.”
“June shipment volumes increased 2.4 percent to the highest level since November 2007, just before the recession. Volumes were 6.0 percent higher than a year ago and are up 15.8 percent since the beginning of 2014.”
The companies listed below are the subject of an ongoing and unresolved FCPA-related investigation. The names are current through June 30, 2014.
The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) issued an advisory Thursday evening regarding a possible West Coast Trade Disruption. According to the CONECT advisory, the Teamsters are planning a one (1) week strike targeted at LA/LB harbor drayage companies: TTSI, Pac9, and Green Fleet, who combined have approximately 500 trucks. The Teamsters have accused these companies of wrongfully classifying truck drivers as independent contractors, a classification that denies drivers workplace protections such as overtime and mandated work breaks. It also results in lower pay, according to “Justice for LA/LB Port Truck Drivers” a union-backed group. The Teamsters plan to follow these trucks to the harbor and establish pickets at terminal they enter.