RAIL OPTION

RAIL OPTION

California just invested $49.6M to develop a rail service between Merced and the Port of Los Angeles. It will give exporters (and importers) options. As a Central Valley carrier, we are all in.

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GROUNDS FOR GRAVEL

GROUNDS FOR GRAVEL

Eagle Rock Aggregates has been in legal wranglings with environmental groups and California's Attorney General Rob Bonta on the terms and conditions necessary to build and operate an open-air sand and gravel terminal...

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FOCUSING ON FREIGHT

FOCUSING ON FREIGHT

With the travesty of the proposed Oakland A's ballpark and development behind us, the Port of Oakland is focusing on and promoting freight. The port recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Freight Intelligent...

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ILWU CONTRACT EXPIRES

ILWU CONTRACT EXPIRES

Speaking of the ILWU, the contract expired last night. As expected, the two sides have not reached an agreement and are still negotiating. While the World Socialist Web Site demands rank and file ILWU members call for...

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THE BAD

THE BAD

Last night, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) voted to remove Howard Terminal's Port Priority Use designation paving the way for the approval of the Oakland A's proposed stadium,...

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BOTTOM OF THE NINTH

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH

Alright folks, it is the bottom of the ninth, and it is time to clear the bench for the big showdown. Tomorrow, June 2nd, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) will hold a public meeting to discuss...

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LET’S TALK

LET’S TALK

The International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) began contract negotiations on May 10th. The current contract covering waterfront labor on the entire US west coastwill expire...

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ILWU STRATEGIZES

ILWU STRATEGIZES

The labor contract governing port operations on the entire west coast is set to expire on July 1, 2022. Early last month, the ILWU met to discuss their strategy for negotiations. Automation is expected to be the main...

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OAKLAND UPDATE

OAKLAND UPDATE

Hope is on the horizon for the Port of Oakland and its users. After months of being by-passed in favor of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, services are slowly being restored to Oakland. MSC is adding an Oakland...

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ANCHORS (NOT GOING) AWAY

ANCHORS (NOT GOING) AWAY

The backlog of ships in Oakland has diminished. Actually, it is nonexistent. However, our neighbors to the south are now up to a whopping 48 ships at anchor. Every drug version of this brand has their specific benefits...

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PRICE OF INEFFICIENCY

PRICE OF INEFFICIENCY

To state the obvious...the supply chain is in gridlock. The supply/demand equilibrium is completely out of whack. Inefficiencies plague the logistics network. Inflation is on the rise. The capability to breathe well...

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OUCH

OUCH

A sideswipe at dock is much more significant than a sideswipe in a parking lot. Ejection - Expulsion of seminal fluid from the vagina in Ayurveda.Solution for white discharge: consists of restoring the digestive fire...

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