Panama Canal Not Affecting Port of Oakland Volumes

Three months after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, the Port of Oakland said that the widened waterway is not affecting its business as its vessel traffic has gone up since the opening of the new locks. The Port received 310 vessel calls in July and August, the first two months of operation for
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Pile Driving Kicks Off to Rebuild Pier at NWSA Terminal

Contractors have begun driving piles to rebuild Pier 4 of the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) Husky Terminal as part of a redevelopment aimed at supporting larger container cranes and vessels at the terminal.  The first of 1,241 piles were driven last week to align Pier 4 with an adjacent pier to create a contiguous 2,960-foot berth
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U.S. Retailers Fear for Cargo aboard Hanjin Ships

The National Retail Federation and the Hardwood Federation have led a coalition of 120 organizations representing retailers, manufacturers, agribusinesses and other sectors affected by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in sending a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlining specific concerns and urging her continued leadership in bringing about a resolution. Among the concerns detailed
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NWSA Unfazed by Hanjin’s Woes

Hanjin Shipping’s filing for receivership did not impact cargo volumes in the Puget Sound in August, with the Northwest Seaport Alliance reporting the highest monthly container volumes for an August since 2012. Full imports at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma improved 4 percent in August 2016 compared to August 2015, while full exports surged
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Receivership filing by major shipping line sets off frantic search for space on other container carriers By COSTAS PARIS and IN-SOO NAM Updated Aug. 31, 2016 3:12 p.m. ET U.S. shippers say they are bracing for steep rate increases out of Asia after South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for receivership on Wednesday. Hanjin, one of
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