AgTC in the News

Media Coverage

AgTC hears of new sailing to Oakland as exporters navigate booking and equipment challenges – 10/08/2021


Biden administration pushing shippers, carriers to expand operating hours – 10/-0/2021


Round-the-clock LA-LB port operations not ready for prime time: terminal operators – 10/08/2021


Agricultural exporters plead for more Oakland services – 09/21/2021


LA/LB ports to test expanded night, weekend hours – 09/17/2021


LA’s Seroka expresses support for Ag exporters but cites challenges – 09/16/2021


Exporters ratchet pressure on Biden to take on shipping challenges – 09/15/2021


Ag Coalition Outlines Export Shipping And Delay Concern To Administration – 09/14/2021


Ag Associations send another urgent plea to President Biden – 09/13/2021


Coalition of Businesses, Trade Groups Endorse Ocean Shipping Reform Act – 09/13/2021


Dearth Of Shipping Containers Adding To Supply Chain Frustrations – 09/10/2021


Shipping Act rewrite defers to FMC to define ‘unreasonable’ export rejections – 08/10/2021


Bill unveiled to help get US ag goods to foreign buyers – 08/10/2021


Where Did All the Shipping Containers Go? – 08/04/2021


Farmers Have A Big Problem On Their Hands: They Can’t Find A Way To Ship Their Stuff – 07/23/2021


US regulator to begin auditing alliances – 07/21/2021


Daybreak July 21: Lawmakers look at revising ag disaster program – 07/21/2021


Congress, President Address Shipping Laws To Encourage Fairness, Competition – -7/16/2021


Cargo Owners Applaud White House Order on Competitiveness – 07/15/2021


Biden takes aim at consolidation in ocean, rail with new executive order on increasing competition – 07/09/2021


Congress drafting law barring ocean carriers from refusing US exports – 06/15/2021


Port congestion may be accelerated by urban-rural divide, ZEV mandates and AB 5 uncertainty – 05/12/2021


Ag industry’s letter to Buttigieg urges immediate action on export problem – 04/28/2021


Hundreds of U.S. exporters urge ocean transport intervention – 04/28/2021


Seattle Times: COVID-19 even affects apples: Washington farm exports crimped by cargo-container shortage – 03/09/2021


The Spokesman-Review: COVID-19 even affects apples: Washington farm exports crimped by cargo-container shortage – 03/13/2021


Washington farm exports hampered by cargo-container shortage – 03/10/2021

Senators call on federal commission to back exporters – 03/09/2021


Pandemic “doom shopping” is clogging up shipping ports. That means a lot of food destined for export is getting stuck. – 03/02/2021


Ocean carriers take heat for profiting ‘so handsomely’ while service plunged – 03/01/2021


GSCW chat recap: AgTC on challenges faced by food exporters – 02/24/2021


War of words escalates as exporters scramble for scarce containers – 02/03/2021


Why the empty container math doesn’t add up in US exporters’ favor – 02/03/2021


Harbor truckers dispute millions of detention, demurrage charges as fees surpass $200 – 02/03/2021


California asks Federal Maritime Commission to take action on agricultural shipping delays – 02/02/2021


Shipping carriers rejected tons of U.S. agricultural exports, opting to send empty containers to China – 01/26/2021


Commentary: AgTC applauds FMC’s push of Shipping Act mandates – 12/21/2020


Carriers must keep returning empty boxes to avoid shortage going into February – 12/17/2020


AGTC Hears U.S. Import Surge Could Last Through 2021 – 12/09/2020


US container shipping system tilting against exporters – 12/09/2020


Ag shippers feel pain from lack of ocean containers – 12/09/2020


AGTC’s Friedmann lauds FMC investigation into detention & demurrage – 11/24/2020


Ag export equation: Bulk surge, box squeeze, ‘reefer madness’ – 11/24/2020


Supply chain bottlenecks prompt FMC investigation into container movement – 11/23/2020


U.S. shipping regulator opens investigation into foreign carriers’ business practices at American ports – 11/20/2020


Maritime Regulators to Investigate Container Shortage Impact on U.S. Exporters – 11/20/2020


Container shortages, vessel delays stymie US agricultural exporters – 11/19/2020


FMC urged to suspend detention, demurrage fees – 11/16/2020


U.S. Exporters Coming Up Empty in Scramble for Outbound Containers – 11/16/2020


Commentary: US ag exporters, trucking industry urging FMC to regulate carriers – 11/16/2020


Freightcasts Weekly Recap – 11/01/2020


Hapag-Lloyd drops ‘bombshell,’ suspends North American ag container shipments – 10/30/2020


Carriers use technology to resolve supply chain inefficiencies – 10/27/2020


Ag shippers slam carriers for refusing some export loads – 10/23/2020


Container return date upheaval by the numbers – 10/20/2020


US exporters in revolt over the cost of changing earliest return dates – 10/19/2020


US agricultural sector criticizes container lines – 10/19/2020


Industry groups ready responses to FMC’s ocean carrier pricing review – 10/08/2020


American exporters want end to erratic container return dates – 10/05/2020


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