Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain Risk Management Black Friday cargo theft

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving

EFT

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft. Case in point: Last fall California’s Horizon Nut Co.

El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

DAT Solutions

California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides. California has experienced record rainfall for the past two months, and the ground simply can't absorb any more water.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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Recent Port Shutdowns Highlight the Advantage of Modeling for Supply Chain Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent massive strikes among dockworkers on the California coast brought the reality of supply chain continuity planning to the forefront once again for global businesses.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Perishables represent a particularly important segment of the Miami air cargo market, because Miami International Airport is a primary hub for perishables moving between Latin America, the Caribbean islands, and North America. But air carrier Martinair Cargo has built temperature monitoring into its records system and handling processes, and found it has been a useful tool in protecting themselves from damage claims.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Billion Valuation After $1 Billion Investment Led By SoftBank (Forbes) US and China are sketching the outlines of a deal to end the trade war (CNBC) Import Wave Jams California Warehouses (WSJ – sub.

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Air cargo rates will also remain static. However there is good news at the moment because of the drop in jet fuel costs, improving the financial performance of the air cargo companies.

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Exxon Jumping in to Mexico's Fuel Market With First US Cargo

Material Handling & Logistics

Last week, Chevron said it will bring products from its California refining system to Mexico to supply its gas stations once the infrastructure becomes available.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

Uber’s self-driving trucks, known previously as Otto, have already begun delivering cargo in routes between Nevada and California – and have apparently taken thousands of trips , although the company has been secretive regarding further details.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Through its shipping partnerships, it also offers shipping to California and Mexico. OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction.

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Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

Supply Chain Network

The first and most promising of these is Chanje a new California based start up OEM organization delivering medium duty electric vehicles and turnkey energy infrastructure services for the last mile industry.

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Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

If your firm is currently importing cargo from Asia, you know about the challenges faced by what is rapidly becoming a crisis on the West Coast. Workers sympathetic to the California dock workers, as well as diverted freight have slowed down operations at other ports up and down the west coast. Importers and companies all across the country are scrambling for alternatives as container ships ride at anchor off the southern California coast, awaiting unloading.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

This is an important lesson as just earlier this week, several news outlets reported on the California nut shipment thefts that have so far totaled losses of $4.6 Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea. Cargo owners such as consumer products maker Dorel Industries Inc and the U.S.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

Hanjin's exit strands 89 ships worldwide containing some $14 billion worth of cargo, much of which was headed to the U.S. We are several years into the California drought, which has reduced yields from the Central Valley, but other parts of the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ). Hypleroop One is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One, and Branson is joining the board…Virgin Hyperloop One will focus on a passenger and mixed-use cargo service.

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On-Line App Fortifies Ports System Against Disaster

Supply Chain @ MIT

Yet up until recently, there was no reliable measure of the US port system’s cargo handling capacity. If a port is disabled and cargo has to be diverted to another facility, Port Mapper identifies which terminals are available to handle the goods. Weather alert.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

And on 25 May 2012, they made a very remarkable achievement by being the first privately-fund company who could send cargo from the earth to the International Space Station. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

Massive Cargo Ships Are Going Autonomous. Autonomous grocery-delivery service comes to California.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I highlighted how Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The international shipment of flowers to Royal FloraHolland from Kenya, Mandarin oranges from California, and pineapples from Colombia were also used to validate the solution for shipments coming into the Port of Rotterdam. It’s snowing outside.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Sonoma and Napa county, which generate over $10 billion in annual sales and account for about 10 percent of California’s wine industry, were heavily damaged by the fires.

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

Keep in mind that the further away your cargo has to go, the higher the freight rate will be. California. California to Hawaii. California to New York. California to Texas. California to New Jersey. California to Florida. California to North Carolina. California to Georgia. Florida to California. New York to California. Texas to California. New Jersey to California.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California. Another of my predictions was the continued adoption of alternative fuel vehicles, and this week UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles in California.

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TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation.