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 […].

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. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/08/2020 – 01/14/2020

All Things Supply Chain

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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. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

What shippers should know about driver misclassification by California drayage carriers

West Coast and California Logistics

With the state supreme court’s Dynamex decision, followed by its Senate Bill 1402 (SB 1402), California’s position on the hiring of independent owner-operators by drayage carriers is now firmly established. Many beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) have seen the writing on the wall and are protecting themselves from possible legal and financial penalties by turning away from drayage carriers who engage contractors.

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. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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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.

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. Air cargo shipments into and out of Ontario International Airport (ONT) have also risen, with the airport reporting one of their largest single-month gains ever.

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. Much of the nation’s spring crop comes from the coastal California valleys, in the areas surrounding Salinas and Santa Maria. My musician friends recently played a number of gigs in Northern California.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time. There is also significant congestion at the equipment depots in Southern California resulting in delays in the ability to turn equipment in. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. 53’ update: There is a drop in intermodal volume out of Southern California due to a lack of imports.

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. The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle nearly half of the nation’s cargo, and are the main gateway for imports from Asia including automobiles, furniture, clothing, electronic products and […].

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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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Jeremy Thone is the Marketing Director at 3PL Systems, which is a transportation management system software company based in Signal Hill, California. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science, Marketing from the University of Southern California. Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo.

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A Look Ahead to UPS’ Second Quarter Earnings – Air Volumes

Logistics Trends and Insights

rail operators, but UPS may have bought up even more space on Union Pacific in Southern California to help move its parcel volumes. Air Cargo Parcels UPS Air VolumesUPS announces its much anticipated second-quarter earnings on July 30th.

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. Year Over Year (Cass Information Systems) Cargo theft volume, values decreased in 2018 (CCJ) JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten (TechCrunch). This Week in News Amazon ATA Truck Tonnage Index cargo theft Cass Freight Index Flexport tariffs Walmart

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Schiphol airport gears up for chilled vaccine cargos. Holiday toy supplies at risk amid southern California port jam. The KLM Cargo warehouse at Schiphol has four cold storage areas for pharmaceuticals and a fifth will be ready in January.

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. Financial risk mitigation at UPS comes in the form of in-transit financing and cargo insurance that is provided by UPS Capital.

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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. An increasing number of foreign firms plan to invest in ports terminals, fuel storage facilities and other logistics infrastructure in order to compete with state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, the primary fuel vendor and distributor in the country. Exxon Mobil Corp. is joining Chevron Corp. and other U.S.

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. Lastly, Tesla has begun testing its autonomous Semi trucks by using them to deliver batteries from its battery plant in Nevada to its vehicle assembly plant in California. The future of transportation is autonomous.

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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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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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.

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. Gnewt Cargo is an all electric Last Mile delivery provider started in the UK in 2008 and the Founder Matt Linnecar shares the following case study on Gnewt Cargo from the eDrive conference.

The need to know

EFT

Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S. Tankers carrying Iranian fuel cargoes covered by a U.S. California posts final regulations under landmark digital privacy law impacting, consumers, businesses. The need to know from Reuters' global network of journalists.

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 Websites where truckers search for cargo assignments have been getting hacked as their cybersecurity measures have been lagging behind other industries according to this LA Time article. “A 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. They said they were forced to make additional payments to get their cargo or were forced to retrieve it from the wrong location.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities. You could ask yourself whether you have an order on any ships in those lanes, the priority of that cargo and how you should adjust the shipping route. As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . .

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.18-2.22

Aborn and Co.

Cargo thefts down 19% in 2018 but California still leads pack. Last year 592 cargo thefts were reported with an average cost of $142,342. California lead all states with 26% of thefts, followed by Illinois (10%). Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE.

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. The Hanjin bankruptcy and the Chinese typhoon will cause some measure of disruption and delay to imported freight for the holidays, making California ports busier than usual, at a later point in the season. 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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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. As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements.

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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 Websites where truckers search for cargo assignments have been getting hacked as their cybersecurity measures have been lagging behind other industries according to this LA Time article. “A Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

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. Did you know, for example, that just two ports co-located in California handle some 48% of all the containers entering the US? Weather alert. Port Mapper helps responders, ports, and shippers to manage severe disruptions.