Happening Now: California Drayage Driver Frustration Mounts

West Coast and California Logistics

According to FreightWaves , recent comments from drayage drivers at California’s major ports reveal that they are “drowning” in supply chain challenges such as long wait times, appointment system issues, and other inefficiencies.

Record shattered: 61 container ships stuck waiting off California

The Supply Chain Journal

There were an all-time-high 61 container ships in the queue in San Pedro Bay on Wednesday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. Kip Loutit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, told American Shipper.

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Self-described ‘shaman’ arrested in California wildfire arson

The Supply Chain Journal

Authorities have arrested a self-described “shaman” who they believe intentionally set the latest wildfire in California. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) officials said Alexandra Souverneva, 30, of Palo Alto, was under arrest on suspicion of starting the fire.

Weekend of high winds, high heat in Southern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will have to deal with windy, hot weather if they’re heading to the busy freight hubs in Southern California. Highway 101 has reopened in both directions from Goleta to California Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway). Major lanes of concern in California.

Major US highway in California reopens near Alisal wildfire

The Supply Chain Journal

The Alisal fire started Monday afternoon near the Alisal Reservoir in Southern California’s Santa Ynez mountains, forcing a shutdown of part of a major highway. Alisal fire in Southern California, Oct. Related: Weekend of high winds, high heat in Southern California.

Computer electronics thefts may spike in California as holiday approaches

The Supply Chain Journal

Incidents of computer electronics theft in California soared 443% between September 2020 and this month, compared with the same 2019-2020 period, CargoNet said. Trucking Truckload Truckload Carriers California cargo security cargo theft CargoNet COVID-19

New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

Ship at anchor off California ports may have caused major oil spill

The Supply Chain Journal

Up to 144,000 gallons of oil is estimated to have spilled from a pipeline off scenic Huntington Beach, California, and within eyesight, an armada of commercial ships are stuck waiting at anchor or drifting. Oil slick off California (Photo: U.S. Coincidence?

Supply Chain Crisis May Have Caused California Oil Spill

Supply Chain Brain

The gridlock of container ships outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may have been the cause of a major oil spill off the coast of California, according to authorities

California Increases Truck Weight Limits to Ease Port Snarls

Supply Chain Brain

California will increase weight limits for trucks carrying goods in and out of its ports in an effort to ease supply chain bottlenecks and clear containers off the docks of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Amazon-focused AB 701 in California gets governor’s signature

The Supply Chain Journal

California Gov. As FreightWaves reported earlier , the opponents of the legislation were most concerned about provisions in the bill that extend the California Private Attorneys General Act.

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics Third Party Logistics Warehouse operations eCommerce Fulfillment Inland Empire Warehouse Labor issues Drayage rail transportation Peak Season Shipping Distribution logistics in California

Fate of California’s AB5 riding on 2 cases seeking Supreme Court review

The Supply Chain Journal

4 — the first Monday in October, the long-standing start date for proceedings — California’s trucking industry is focused on two cases that could go a long way to help define whether an independent owner-operator must be considered an employee in that state.

California Port Congestion Woes Continue as Peak Season Hits

West Coast and California Logistics

When shipping freight into California, or anywhere in the U.S. The current California port congestion crisis is one of the biggest hurdles right now. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics

California port pileup shatters record and imports still haven’t peaked

The Supply Chain Journal

According to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, there were 47 container ships at anchor or drifting off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Sunday, a new all-time high. Chart data: American Shipper based on data from Marine Exchange of Southern California.

7 Benefits of Warehousing in California

NFI Industries

California is home to many great things like the LA Lakers, the Silicon Valley, and the Beach Boys. One overseen quality of California is its supply chain efficiencies. Read more. 12/02/2014. Distribution. Supply Chain. Supply Chain, Distribution, Warehousing, Campus Warehousing, Urban Hubs. Campus Warehousing Distribution Distribution Supply Chain Supply Chain Urban Hubs Warehousing

The Logistics Destination of Southern California

NFI Industries

As the sixth largest economy in the world 1 and the largest gateway for international trade and domestic commerce in the United States 2 , California continues to provide an ideal location for logistics solutions such as ocean transportation and distribution. Southern California, in particular, has become a popular area for companies to utilize logistical benefits such as.

Union Pacific reopens Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific ’s Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California has reopened after damage from wildfires in late June. The bridge is north of Redding, California. Related links: Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure.

Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure

The Supply Chain Journal

Multiple wildfires in Northern California have caused “significant damage” to BNSF ’s rail infrastructure in the area, and the threat isn’t over yet. BNSF ( NYSE: BRK.B ) suspended rail operations between Stockton, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, because of wildfires in the region.

Wildfire shuts down highway in Southern California

The Supply Chain Journal

The Alisal fire near Santa Barbara, California, quickly exploded in size Monday, prompting evacuation orders and the partial closure of a major highway. Highway 101 northbound to California Route 154 southbound to U.S.

A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

Humongous Dixie fire threatening more California towns

The Supply Chain Journal

The humongous Dixie fire in Northern California is still burning out of control as firefighters battle uncooperative weather conditions. Related: Dixie fire spreading, now second biggest in California history.

Wildfires halt Union Pacific, BNSF trains in Northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

railroads Union Pacific and BNSF have been grappling with wildfires in California and Oregon that have closed portions of their networks. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in parts of the Northwest, Great Basin and Northern California areas. Western U.S.

A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain

Elementum

California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

Finding California Inland Empire Distribution Center Now Next to Impossible (without a 3PL)

West Coast and California Logistics

And, if you’re looking specifically for a California Inland Empire distribution center, money and luck alone probably aren’t going to cut it, unless you’ve got a lot of time. Inland Empire Warehouse logistics in California

Dixie fire spreading, now second biggest in California history

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the weekend, the Dixie fire in northern California became the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), only the August Complex fire was larger.

4 ways that 3PLs can help with supply chain optimization in 2022

West Coast and California Logistics

West Coast Distribution Logistics Management Third Party Logistics logistics in CaliforniaNow that logistics disruptions have become the new normal, at least temporarily, U.S. companies have been reevaluating their supply chains, seeking optimization in both the short and long term.

California regulators predict 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2023

The Supply Chain Journal

California is leading the way on hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S. The state is expected to have capacity to fuel 250,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at 176 open-retail hydrogen fueling stations by 2026, according to a recent California Air Resources Board (CARB) report. .

California Supreme Court settles pay rate for missed meal, rest and recovery periods

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Supreme Court recently addressed what the proper rate for paying missed meal, rest, and recovery periods is under California state law. Under California’s Labor Code, Section 226.7(c), At issue in this litigation is the interplay of two areas of California law.

California legislation targets Amazon, but all warehouses would be impacted

The Supply Chain Journal

A bill that could have a major impact on California’s giant warehouse sector is headed toward a full vote by the state Senate, with Amazon seen as its primary target. Rachel Michelin, California Retailers Association.

What types of products benefit from the California Overweight Corridor?

West Coast and California Logistics

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of the shipping overweight containers into the California Overweight Corridor and tell you what types of products make the most sense to ship overweight. If you’re importing containers into the U.S.,

Ferocious California wildfire spreading toward Lake Tahoe

The Supply Chain Journal

An explosive California wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, as well as devastated a mountain community , is threatening the nearby Lake Tahoe basin, which straddles the California-Nevada line.

ACT Expo: California subsidies make battery-electric trucks a sweet fleet deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) are paying most of the $27 million cost of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI). LONG BEACH, Calif. Schneider National Inc.

Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

American Global Logistics

The post Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports appeared first on AGL. Supply Chain Dive —Dive Brief: • An import surge across the country — led by a rush to bring in product before Chinese New Year and a scheduled tariff increase on March 2 — is leading to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a customer advisory sent by American Global […].

California to require electric vehicles for most Lyft, Uber drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

The drive to electrify the nation’s rideshare and on-demand delivery companies took a step forward on Thursday when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a vehicle electrification plan for transportation network companies (TNCs).