Augusta Saraiva

Business, Logistics

Containership Ever Forward Stuck in Chesapeake Bay

 Evergreen shipping containers at the Port of Felixstowe Ltd. in Felixstowe, U.K. The ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay, the Ever Forward, is owned by Evergreen Marine Corp. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A year after a giant containership got stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week and disrupted global trade for months, another Evergreen Marine Corp. vessel has run aground, this time near the U.S. capital.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2022
Business, Logistics

Oakland Port Imports Rebound in November as Chaos Roars in L.A.

Port of Oakland The Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Container traffic at the Port of Oakland is starting to pick up again amid the supply chain chaos. Cargo imports handled by the Port of Oakland increased 6.5% in November from a year earlier, the hub said in an emailed statement Dec. 15.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2021
Business, Logistics

Record Volumes at L.A. Ports to Become ‘New Normal’ After Crisis

Record Volumes at L.A. Ports to Become ‘New Normal’ After Crisis Shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg)

The record volume of cargo moving through the busiest U.S. port complex is likely to continue amid high consumer demand for goods, the head of the Port of Long Beach said.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2021
Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Decline Contract Extension, Seek Talks

West Coast Dockworkers Decline Contract Extension, Seek Talks A container handler at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg)

The union representing about 15,000 dockworkers at the largest U.S. ports declined an offer by employers to extend existing labor contracts for a year, setting the stage for heated negotiations.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

California Boosts Truck Weight Limits to 88,000 Pounds to Ease Port Snarls

 Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

California will increase weight limits for trucks carrying goods in and out of its ports in an effort to ease supply chain bottlenecks and clear containers off the docks of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021
Business, Logistics

L.A., Long Beach Delay Container Fees as Shippers Clear Stacks

Shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach Shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach on Oct. 24, 2021. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

The country's largest ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will postpone the start of a fee on ocean carriers that fail to clear containers off the docks, which was set to begin Nov 15.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2021
Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls A worker operates a forklift to move shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

With a near-record 75 containerships waiting outside the U.S.’s largest port complex in Southern California, unionized dockworkers have strengthened their indispensable role in the supply chain.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2021