Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

In June 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX was established with the goal to make the space launch service way cheaper. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion.

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which impacted parts of Asia, North America and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003, has resulted to a contagion effect in Asia, a continent considered to be an electronics hub.

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

The MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. About 20 miles north of the French coast near Dunkirk, on a foggy night on December 14 2002, The Tricolor was cruising westward on its way to Southampton England from Zeebrugge Belgium.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo.

Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?

NC State SCRC

For example, a Russian passenger jet and cargo plane in 2002 crashed in a mid-air collision. Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Science.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling & Logistics

The growth of cargo moving through America’s ocean ports has increased significantly over the last two decades. million during the period 2002 through 2017. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon has had such a major impact on eCommerce, that I thought it would make sense to look back on some of their innovations that are directly or indirectly impacting logistics: Super Saver Shipping Super Saver Shipping was introduced in 2002 offering free shipping for orders over $25.

Tailwind launches new web-based application for small to mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokers

Tailwind

Tailwind’s newest application was built for the growing number of small-to-mid sized operations that make up 97%* of the over 1.4-million trucking companies* responsible for moving approximately 70%* of all cargo weight in the US alone (*US Department of Transportation).

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Container Cargo Imports Surged at End of 2016 (WSJ – sub. If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002.