Rich Ceci starts work at 4:30 a.m., but others arrive even earlier.


U.S. consumer spending and new homebuilding are forecast to grow so steadily this year that imports from Far East Asia are likely to grow by a faster-than-expected 4.5 percent, year-over-year.

A Teamsters-supported organization that is attempting to organize owner-operator truck drivers in Southern California said Monday a number of drivers were picketing the yards at several trucking companies, as well as marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach.

Available warehousing and distribution space is getting harder to find and more expensive as demand outpaces construction, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Port of Virginia’s efforts to curb congestion took a literal hit Sunday morning after a barge struck a rail bridge, forcing Norfolk Southern Railway to delay five intermodal services and end two.

Saudi Global Ports has opened its newest container terminal in Dammam’s King Abdul Aziz Port.

Port Everglades' Jim Hertwig at TPM 2015.
Florida East Coast Railway’s President and CEO proposes solutions to facing shippers for 2015, namely port congestion and truck driver shortages.

At its worst, the months of congestion and gridlock at West Coast ports left beneficial cargo owners nearly blind in trying to pinpoint where their shipments were in the supply chain. Unlike the visibility it has given industry stakeholders under normal conditions, technology couldn’t even save the day. The sophisticated electronic tools shippers use to manage and track their cargoes just didn’t work as advertised.

Port Everglades' Jim Pyburn at TPM 2015.
Labor and port congestion will continue to be top issues facing shippers this year, said Jim Pyburn, Director of Business Development, Port Everglades. At TPM 2015, he provides commentary on the year ahead as well as an update on intermodal investments and overall business at the port.

C.H. Robinson's Sri Laxmana at TPM 2015.
Sri Laxmana, Director of Global Forwarding, Ocean Services, C.H. Robinson, comments on challenges the shipping industry faced in 2014 and what is ahead, including thoughts on various ways the Panama Canal expansion may impact West Coast volumes.

CargoSphere's Neil Barni at TPM 2015.
At TPM 2015, MIT’s Dr. Chris Caplice gave a TED-style talk on the future of transportation and touched on the basic human needs of collaboration and individuality. Neil Barni, president, CargoSphere, discusses the reasoning behind their sponsorship of this session and the paradigm change needed in contract management.

Bill Rooney, Kuehne + Nagel, at TPM 2015.
At TPM 2015, Kuehne + Nagel Vice President Trans-Pacific Seafreight Bill Rooney on commoditization in the shipping industry and the challenges that brings to various business segments, contract models and determining the importance of lower unit costs in the overall picture

The relatively new Port of Prince Rupert achieved 14 percent year-over-year growth last year. CEO Don Krusel discusses the strategy and forecasting that made that possible.