April 19, 2023
ITS Logistics releases its April US Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index. Also, real-time rail network visibility provider RailState sees slight decrease in Vancouver intermodal volume in the first half of April while significant capacity remains.
ITS Logistics announced that its April US Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index, released April 18, forecasts how the lack of empty container return availability is “negatively impacting shipping for beneficial cargo owners (BCOs).”
Additionally, ITS Logistics says the escalation of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is “negatively impacting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” according to the index (download below), which forecasts port container and dray operations for the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf regions. Ocean and domestic container rail ramp operations are also highlighted in the index for both the West Inland and East Inland regions.
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