AgTC in the News

Media Coverage

Commentary: 20-foot container crunch may impact harvests – 08/07/2020


Fresh threat to US food exports: China COVID inspections – 07/19/2020


U.S. food exporters sign safety declarations in lieu of… – 07/14/2020


U.S. food exporters sign safety declarations in lieu of virus-free guarantees – 06/26/2020


U.S. food exporters balk at China demand for coronavirus-free pledge 06/26/2020


China demands COVID-19 declaration on U.S. exports – 06/26/2020


Port of Savannah named top port for agricultural exports – 06/25/2020


Carrier capacity cuts send trans-Pacific rates into orbit – 06/22/2020


Carriers see rise in booking cancellations, no-shows – 05/28/2020


FMC Dye is Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s “Person of the Year” – 05/26/2020


Press Release: AgTC “Person of the Year” Rebecca Dye – 05/26/2020


American shippers, draymen want ocean carriers out of chassis pools – 05/25/2020


AgTC’S Friedmann urges West Coast port partners to work together to stop market share loss – 06/24/2020


Pandemic leads to ‘complete disruption’ of container flows – 05/22/2020


East Coast ports optimistic for post-coronavirus recovery – 05/22/2020


Top time sucks in ocean shipping – 05/22/2020


US Agriculture exporters, chassis lessors clash- 05/21/2020


Seroka: Information flow vital for ocean container moves – 05/21/2020


Port Houston ‘famous’ for COVID-19 response – 05/21/2020


FMC’s Dye keeps eye on COVID-19-challenged US supply chains – 05/21/2020


AgTC’s virtual annual conference hails FMC’s Rebecca Dye – 05/21/2020


Talking TEUs and tequila – 05/20/2020


Navigating service contract negotiations during COVID-19 – 05/01/2020


Heartland shippers feel 20-foot box squeeze – 04/28/2020


Blank sailings threaten to sink heartland ag exports – 04/22/2020


US shippers turn up the heat on government over ‘punitive’ D&D fees – 04/07/2020


Ag shippers seek immediate action on demurrage fees – 04/06/2020


Ocean carriers asked to ‘exercise restraint’ on container charges – 04/02/2020


American Shippers Want FMC Container Availability Rule Published – 03/16/2020


FMC urged to adopt demurrage-detention rulemaking – 03/16/2020


Continuing operations in lieu of disruptions – 03/16/2020


Coronavirus Snarls Trans-Pacific Shipping and Ripples Through U.S. Business – 03/05/2020


Refrigerated cargo is being diverted from Chinese ports – 02/17/2020


Reefer surcharges rocket due to Chinese port plug scarcity – 02/14/2020




Ag shippers want more container ‘free time’ during coronavirus outbreak – 01/03/2020


Shippers fear growing supply chain disruptions due to coronavirus – 01/03/2020


AGTC’s Friedmann says BNSF & Union Pacific need to support U.S. West Coast ports’ competitiveness – 01/24/2020


Ag shippers want carriers held more accountable for container availability – 01/23/2020


Farm, Forest Product Exporters Applaud Stay of AB5 Truck Bill – January 4, 2020


Proposed demurrage and detention rule spotlights industry schism – November 1, 2019


Finally! Action on Per Diem Charges – AgTC Official Statement – September 6, 2019


Shipping industry will review FMC’s container availability recommendations


FMC to gauge detention/demurrage fairness on flow merits


NYSHEX helps carriers and shippers ‘play effectively’


Journal of Commerce: Chassis ‘utility’ model proposed for ports, hubs


American Shipper: Ag shippers say customer service ‘dying artform’


American Shipper: Talking Trade with AgTC’s Peter Friedmann


American Shipper: Shipper group opposes ballpark at Port of Oakland


AgTC Testifies Before U.S. Senate