rans-Pacific Partnership Becomes a 2016 Election Issue
Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s visit highlights the Democratic divide over the trade deal.

Boston Consulting Group sees trouble ahead for ocean container lines
Drawing on analysis of data from proprietary benchmarking databases and other tools, BCG anticipates continued overcapacity in the container-shipping industry, with no market recovery in sight.

Leader Emphasizes CBP’s Trade, Travel, Transparency Achievements
After a challenging first year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske outlined several significant advances introduced under his leadership during an April 8 address at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. More…

Container shipping to see another year of excess growth: Drewry
Container shipping is expected to see another year of excess growth in relation to demand, as there has been no let-up in big ship deliveries and new building ordering frenzy, according to Container Forecaster published by Drewry Maritime Research. More…

Alleging Millions in Wage Theft, West Coast Port Truckers Strike
Hundreds of truck drivers operating at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike Monday morning in protest of wage theft by four of the ports’ largest trucking companies, who they say misclassify them as independent contractors rather than full-time employees.More…

Supply Chain Managers May Be Considering New Seaport Options, Says Report
Disruptions by dockworkers on the U.S. West Coast at the end of last year added to the congestion woes of Los Angeles and Long Beach, thereby raising the profile of competing ocean cargo gateways like Miami and New York/New Jersey. More…