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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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Port of Long Beach leaders to tackle congestion relief


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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Truckload Services

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 3.5% in November

American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations’advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.5% in November, following an increase of 0.5% during the previous month. In November, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which was the highest level on record.

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FMCSA issues official notice of suspension of restart provision

The Trucker

In a 138-word notice posted on its website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Thursday morning issued the official notice that the 34-hour restart rule in place since July 1, 2013, had been suspended per the action of Congress and the signature of President Barack Obama in passing the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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December 2014 Logistics Link

Welcome to the December 2014 Logistics Link, the MIQ Logistics monthly newsletter

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U.S. Economic Summary – December 2014

“The LEI rose sharply in October, with all components gaining over the previous six months,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. “Despite a negative contribution from stock prices in October, and minimal contributions from new orders for consumer goods and average workweek in manufacturing, the LEI suggests the U.S. expansion continues to be strong.”

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Inbound Transportation Management

What Do Recent Hours-of-Service Changes Mean for Transportation in 2015?

Supply Chain 247

You probably heard about the most recent talks about the importance of a spending bill passing in Congress to avoid a government shutdown.  You may have missed the rather surprising changes to the hours of service (HOS) regulations that were also on the docket.

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