Paul Snell, CEO British – American Shipping, warned that the recent consolidation of ocean carriers into now 17 carriers into a smaller number of alliances has been accompanied by downsizing and automation in which carriers “mimic each other” in emphasizing imports over exports and with the unintended effect of “devaluing” U.S exporters.
This consolidation is causing international trade to favor imports over exports to the United States and is creating long-term obstacles for U.S. exporters.
However, Snell emphasized that challenges faced by ...
In an interview with AJOT, Elaine Forbes, executive director, Port of San Francisco said the Port could be facing up to an $80 million deficit by the end of 2021. She is hopeful about an economic rebound in 2022 and that $250 million designated by the State of California for ports’ recovery might be partially utilized to reduce Port losses suffered during the pandemic.
Earlier this month, Forbes told the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: “The Port is in a crisis. ...
Retired Brigadier General Joseph Schroedel urged attendees at the “Strategies for Storms, Flooding and Sea Level Defense Investments” conference to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission to upgrade the nation’s flood control and waterways infrastructure. Schroedel also urged support for budgetary increases in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which funds USACE projects.
The WRDA passed in 2020 included key provisions to invest in U.S. ports, harbors and inland waterways; build more resilient communities so that the U.S. ...
Brandon McDonnell is Vice President of PCC Logistics who began his career in transportation while simultaneously attending Cal State Hayward. His formal initiation into the industry commenced at PCC Logistics, situated in Oakland, CA in 1996. During his tenure there, he has held various positions ranging from operations to sales. McDonnell was a board member for several years of The Pacific Transportation ...
PMSA’s Jacob Warns Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Ballpark and Condos Pose “Long-Term Threat” to Port of Oakland Maritime Operations
Mike Jacob, vice president and general counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), called the recently-released City of Oakland draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) analyzing the Oakland A’s proposed ballpark and condominium complex at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal “inadequate.”
Jacob said the report was vague in its analysis of the complex’s impact on harbor trucking, air quality and container rail movements.
APRIL CONFERENCE: STRATEGY FOR STORMS, FLOODING & SEA LEVEL DEFENSE INVESTMENTS
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 08:45-12:30 U.S. Pacific Time Via Zoom
This is a joint event with the Society of American Military Engineers and the Propeller Club of Northern California. The focus is to support funding for national flooding and sea level defense initiatives.
The decision by French ocean carrier CMA CGM to make the Port of Oakland its first port of call in a new service from Asia is a reflection of importers and exporters developing new markets closer to their customers: “First-call status demonstrates the market is viewing the Port of Oakland more strategically which will attract increased cargo volumes,” says GSC Logistics Harbor Trucking President Dave Arsenault.
CMA CGM First Port Of Call
In an interview, Arsenault who took over as GSC president ...
Lars Jensen will discuss: 1) Trends in Trans-Pacific Container Freight 2) Are Blank Sailings Here to Stay? 3) Could the Spot Market Get Worse? 4) Advice for Agricultural Exporters 5) Is De-containerization a Temporary Fad? 6) What Kind of “Normal” Will We be Returning to after the Pandemic?