Augusta Saraiva

Government, Business, Logistics

Imports to Port of L.A. Drop, Hinting at Weaker Demand

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

The number of containers arriving at the Port of Los Angeles dropped by the most since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic last month, an early indication that consumer demand could be starting to moderate.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Retail Cargo Seen Cooling in Second Half as Inflation, Rates Bite

New York/New Jersey Port of New York, New Jersey

U.S. ports will see less retail cargo entering the country in the second half of the year as economic growth slows amid back-to-back interest rate increases and persistent inflation.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Manufacturing CEOs Want to Bring More Chip Production to US

semiconductor chips Chris Ratliffe/Bloomberg

Bringing more semiconductor production to the U.S. could help counter the global chip shortage, a survey by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers showed.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2022
Government, Business

Trucker AB 5 Protest Hampers Operations at Port of Oakland

 Protesters block a truck from entering the Port of Oakland July 18. Protesters block a truck from entering the Port of Oakland July 18. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

About 450 dockworkers did not report to work at California’s third-busiest port, Port of Oakland, July 21 as truckers protesting the AB 5 gig-work law blocked access to the operation for a fourth day.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2022
Government, Business

AB 5 Trucker Protest Leads Oakland Port to Close Terminals

Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., July 18. Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., July 18. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California’s third-busiest port, the Port of Oakland, shut down some of its gates and marine terminals for a third day July 20 as truckers protesting the AB 5 gig-work law that could take 70,000 drivers off the road blocked access to the operation.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Extend Labor Talks

Workers at the Port of Oakland. Workers at the Port of Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The union representing about 22,000 West Coast dockworkers and their employers will continue negotiations for a new labor contract past the July 1 expiration of their current pact and said the ports — among them the U.S.’s busiest — will keep functioning.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Where the Supply Chain Recovery Stands

Port of Long Beach A containership at the Port of Long Beach. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Two years into the crisis that disrupted global supply chains, the busiest port complex in the U.S. is still battling bottlenecks across the board.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Strike Unlikely Even if No Deal Is Reached by July

Port of Los Angeles Containers at the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles)

Employers and the union representing more than 22,000 dockworkers at 30 U.S. ports on the West Coast are unlikely to reach a wage deal by the time the current contract expires next month, but neither side foresees disruptions that would hobble supply chains.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden to Visit Busiest US Port as Union Talks Raise Risk of a New Logjam

Los Angeles A ship at the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles)

President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to avert another inflation-spawning logjam at the nation’s busiest seaport, just as the economy is starting to recover from the last one.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2022
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

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