For hundreds of years, the ocean carriers have held the cards, but 2022 may just be the year to balance the scales. So far this year, we have seen the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) by the US Congress, the passage of AB2406 by the California legislature, the assessment of fines by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) upon the ocean carriers for unfair business practices, and up next the contemplation by the FMC to declare an emergency order to share data among industry stakeholders as well as define what is considered unreasonable rejection of export cargo.

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

We wish you all a happy, fun and safe Independence Day! This year, the 4th of July is on Thursday followed by Bloody Thursday on Friday. The terminals in Oakland will be closed both Thursday and Friday in honor of these holidays. In case you are not familiar with...

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

The stories of these two gentlemen show the importance of choice in being able to follow your dream and do what you love. While they chose different paths, one an entrepreneur and the other an employee, they both drive a truck for living and derive great satisfaction...

THE PORT OF NEVADA

Yes, you read that correctly...The Port of Nevada. Yes, we recognize Nevada is a land-locked state. So, what are we talking about? The Port of Nevada is a new, 224 acre inland port in Fernley, NV servicing imports and exports by connecting the Port of Oakland to...

NAME THAT PART

Do you know what this part is? Hint, it is something used in truck or container transportation. Play "Name That Part" on our Facebook page.

THE NEW D&D RULES

As you likely know, effective May 28, 2024, there are new rules for the billing of detention and demurrage penalty charges. The long-standing practice of billing these charges to the motor carrier has changed to instead billing the cargo owner or contract holder and...

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