Labor disputes at West Coast seaports impede seasonal shipments

A union negotiation impasse is stopping Washington seaports from delivering the state's seasonal apple shipments to countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America and India.
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have apparently slowed productivity at West Coast seaports as a result of a negotiation impasse with port authorities. 

Maersk Line announces strong growth in shipping demand and net profit

Maersk Line recently announced an increase in shipping demand and third quarter net profits.
Danish shipping company Maersk Line released a report on Tuesday announcing that shipping demand grew 3 percent year-over-year and container volumes exceeded 18 million 20-foot equivalent units. 

Great Lakes shipping thrives this autumn

The Great Lakes are experiencing their busiest shipping season in over a decade.
In October, Great Lakes freighters transported 11.3 million tons of cargo, which signifies a 20 percent increase over the long-term October average. 

Retailers prepare for a better holiday shipping season in 2014

Shipping companies are busy preparing for the holiday rush.
Last year's holiday shipping delays proved problematic for both consumers and businesses, so this year retailers are working extra hard to streamline their shipping services and guarantee accurate delivery.

Dec. 22nd will be the busiest shipping day, UPS predicts

Shipping companies will be handling more packages than ever during the coming holiday season.
UPS predicts that its busiest shipping day of the year will be December 22, which is less than two months away.