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Shipping Port

TSA recommends 26.6 percent Asia-U.S. GRI

Cargo Business Newswire

The members lines of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement recommended raising Asia-U.S. freight rates by at least $600 per-FEU starting Jan. 15 — a 26.6 percent increase over the current level.

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Trade groups want federal intervention in West Coast port fight

The Hill

A group of 166 trade associations is calling on President Obama to intervene in a labor fight that is threatening the flow of packages at ports along the West Coast.

The current contract between the union that represents West Coast port workers, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), was supposed to expire in July, but negotiators have thus far been unable to agree to more than temporary extensions.

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Container Yard

Empty container depot set to open December 29th at the Port of Long Beach

American Journal of Transportation

The Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S at the Port of Long Beach is scheduled to open Dec. 29. The depot was approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in November to free up truck-trailer chassis and ease congestion on the docks at the second busiest seaport in North America.

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Shipping Port

Added measures at Port of Oakland to handle cargo increase

Logistics Management

The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.

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Containers

Port of Long Beach leaders to tackle congestion relief

Press-Telegram

Harbor leaders will consider Monday three measures that could help give relief to truck drivers, shippers and other supply chain stakeholders feeling the pinch from bottlenecks at the Port of Long Beach.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The announced levels from the carriers are listed below.

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Longshore union, shippers see slow progress in U.S. West Coast port talks

Reuters

The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups.

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Cargo Being Diverted From Congested Long Beach, Los Angeles Ports

SupplyChain247

Tired of the Los Angeles and Long Beach port congestion that has delayed shipments, Brian Jablon considered every other option to avoid delivering his toy goods through the twin ports.

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Shipping Port

Longshore agreement may be near, port officials say

Capital Press

A tentative agreement to resolve the West Coast longshoremen’s work slowdown may be reached before meetings between the union leaders begin on Dec. 15, representatives of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle told the Washington Apple Commission.

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West Coast port leaders ask for federal mediator in labor talks

Cargo Business News

The heads of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach joined a group of stakeholders in asking President Obama to appoint a federal mediator to help employers and union dockworkers to reach an agreement on a new labor contract.

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