The West Coast Port Issues, Fallout, and Solutions

2/10/15 9:00 AM

After port congestion caused by the labor crisis between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached critical levels, the PMA temporarily suspended all vessel loading and unloading operations at the West Coast’s 29 ports this past weekend. The PMA’s decision to halt vessel operations, which resumed on Monday, was carried out in an effort to move through the backlog of containers that has been building up over the past several months.

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Topics: International, Industry News

What To Expect From Temporary Suspension Of HOS Restart Rules

12/18/14 9:38 AM

Suspension of hours of service (HOS) restart rules may provide slight—but temporary—relief to shippers and carriers dealing with fallout of increased transportation regulation and driver shortage.

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Topics: Industry News

Hours of Service Changes - Figuring It Out Together

6/1/13 10:25 AM

Compliance, “egregious violation,” 34-hour restart, mandatory breaks … We’ve all been hearing about the HOS changes, and they will soon be enforced, impacting everyone in our industry.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Industry News