Total Q1 2022 intermodal volume sees annual decline, reports IANA

First quarter 2022 intermodal volumes saw some domestic bright spots but were weighed down by significant trailer and ISO (international) container declines, according to the most recent edition of the Intermodal Quarterly report, which was issued by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). For the first quarter, IANA reported that total intermodal volume—at 4,312,905—is… Continue reading Total Q1 2022 intermodal volume sees annual decline, reports IANA

Federal incentives are now available for Port of Oakland exporters, to use pop-up container yard

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · April 27, 2022 The Port of Oakland recently announced that its new temporary container yard is receiving federal help through financial relief for customers, with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) providing agricultural and other exporters assistance in covering expenses for using the pop-up yard. Port officials… Continue reading Federal incentives are now available for Port of Oakland exporters, to use pop-up container yard

POLA’s Seroka addresses volumes and the need to move containers out of the port

In a media conference call hosted by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) yesterday, Gene Seroka, POLA Executive Director, highlighted various aspects of the port’s operations on a year-to-date basis. Total POLA March volume came in at 958,674 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), for a 0.1% annual increase, setting its third consecutive monthly volume record in… Continue reading POLA’s Seroka addresses volumes and the need to move containers out of the port

POLA and POLB each set new January volume records

January container volumes recently respectively issued by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) saw new records being set again, according to the ports. Total January POLA volume—at 865,595 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—were up 3.6% annually, marking the highest-volume January in POLA’s 115 years of operations (topping the previous… Continue reading POLA and POLB each set new January volume records

POLA, POLB again push back consideration of container dwell fee to February 25

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) said late last week that they have again postponed the implementation date for their ocean carrier Container Dwell Fee, which will now not be considered until February 25. This follows previous joint announcements by POLA and POLB, whom collectively account for roughly… Continue reading POLA, POLB again push back consideration of container dwell fee to February 25

Intermodal volumes begin 2022 with annual declines, reports IANA

Intermodal volumes began 2022 with across-the-board annual declines, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total January volume—at 1,385,613—decreased 13.3% annually. Trailers—at 91,135—were down 13.7% compared to January 2021, and domestic containers—at 654,729—slipped 2.6%. All domestic equipment, which is comprised of trailers and domestic containers, were down 4.1%,… Continue reading Intermodal volumes begin 2022 with annual declines, reports IANA

IANA reports that Q4 and calendar year 2021 volumes are mixed

Fourth quarter and calendar year 2021 intermodal volumes were decidedly mixed, according to the most recent edition of the “Intermodal Quarterly,” which was issued by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) this week. For the fourth quarter, IANA reported that total intermodal volume, at 4,397,013 units, fell 9.8% annually. Trailers were down 10.9%, to… Continue reading IANA reports that Q4 and calendar year 2021 volumes are mixed

Ocean Cargo Trends: Pandemic continues to wreak havoc

Since early 2020, shippers have been experiencing capacity crunch scenarios resulting from container shortages, port congestion, and skyrocketing freight rates. And now the experts agree that 2022 will be another year of unreliable, very expensive international ocean transportation. Before the pandemic, sending a container from Shanghai to Los Angeles cost around $2,000. By early 2021,… Continue reading Ocean Cargo Trends: Pandemic continues to wreak havoc

Tower takes cold chain containers on the road

In its first appearance at the renowned LogiPharma conference, Tower Cold Chain is speaking about the key challenges in temperature-controlled logistics, as well as exhibiting its robust, reliable and reusable containers. With the world’s biggest names in pharmaceutical manufacturing and cold chain logistics attending the Nice-based conference, Tower will share insight and advice on helping… Continue reading Tower takes cold chain containers on the road

December and calendar year 2021 intermodal volumes are mixed, reports IANA

December and calendar year 2021 intermodal volumes were mixed, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total December volume—at 1,437,036 units—was off 10.4% annually, steeper than November’s 9.0% annual decline. Trailers—at 108,972—were off 12.3%, compared to November’s 5.4% decline and more in line with October’s 14.3% decrease. Domestic… Continue reading December and calendar year 2021 intermodal volumes are mixed, reports IANA