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.

Computer electronics thefts may spike in California as holiday approaches

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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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

7 Benefits of Warehousing in California

Supply Chain Link

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

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.

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.

ACT Expo: NFI installing super-fast chargers for Southern California electric fleet

The Supply Chain Journal

Working with Electrify America, a $2 billion entity created by Volkswagen as part of billions in fines and settlements paid in the aftermath of its Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, NFI will install 34 direct current (DC) fast-chargers in Ontario, California. LONG BEACH, Calif.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships.

CTA’s last hope to protect California trucking from AB5: US Supreme Court

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Trucking Association has asked the U.S. But the wording of the order that allowed the injunction to remain in place said that if the Supreme Court denied certiorari, the stay against AB5 in California’s trucking sector would end immediately.

The Logistics Destination of Southern California

Supply Chain Link

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.

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.,

Southwest coalition seeks to connect supply chains ‘growing chaotically’

The Supply Chain Journal

that seeks to stage certain logistics activities in Nevada, Utah and Arizona and away from the densely populated metropolitan and port areas in California. The supply chains of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona are inextricably linked and growing chaotically.

Life after AB5: Getting your trucking authority in California

DAT Solutions

The experts at DAT Authority advise California drivers who want to get their own authority that there are extra steps and the process takes longer in California.

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary to operate bulk transfer facility in central California

The Supply Chain Journal

A subsidiary of short line operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) has acquired and will operate a bulk transfer facility serving the Central Valley of California. The existing facility is a 91-acre industrial park in the heart of California’s dairy industry in Reedley, according to G&W.

FreightWaves Classics: I-5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 1 – California)

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate highways whose route numbers are divisible by 5 usually represent major coast-to-coast or border-to-border routes (for example, I-10 runs from Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans). Interstate 5 in California. Overview.

California congestion nears new high, East Coast gridlock worsens

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s only mid-August — the early days of peak shipping season — but the record for container ships anchored off California is already on the verge of being broken. Southern California congestion soars. California congestion previously peaked in the first quarter.

News Alert: AB5 free to be enforced in California’s trucking sector

The Supply Chain Journal

An injunction that stopped the California trucking industry from coming under AB5, the state’s law governing the use of independent contractors, has been overturned. California will now be free to enforce its preempted law,” Bennett said.

New California owner-operator law on hold for now

DAT Solutions

One day before California's AB5 law was to take effect, a judge granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits enforcement of the law. Trucking Regulations

Bulk carrier Trimac acquires California-based cement hauler

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian bulk carrier Trimac Transportation announced late Monday the acquisition of Southern California cement hauler Double Eagle Transportation. Based in Hesperia, California, family-owned Double Eagle operates a fleet of 96 tractors and 124 dry bulk pneumatic trailers.

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 […].

FreightWaves Classics: I-8 runs an interesting course in California and Arizona

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 8 (I-8) is an interstate highway that stretches from the southern edge of Mission Bay in San Diego, California, to its junction with I-10, just southeast of Casa Grande, Arizona. In 1966, the California Highway Patrol estimated that winds reached 100 miles per hour in the area.

The Daily Dash: Trucking loses reprieve from California independent contractor law

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the end of an injunction in California that had kept an independent contractor law from applying to trucking, as well as a funding round for Arrive Logistics and more. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

Wildfire crews battling blazes — and supply chain kinks

The Supply Chain Journal

Serious long-term drought, along with triple-digit heat waves and very low humidity this summer, have made their jobs more challenging than usual, as have wind-driven blazes like the Caldor fire in eastern California that spread 15,000 to 20,000 acres in one day.

China bulker pileup dwarfs California container-ship gridlock

The Supply Chain Journal

Container vessels stuck at anchor off California are grabbing the headlines. Related articles: California congestion nears new high, East Coast gridlock worsens If coal is dead, then why are ships so full of it?