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.

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Yesterday’s FreightWaves article was FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1). T his is a DC-2 flown by KLM, a major European passenger/cargo airline. The Berlin Airlift also fueled public interest in air cargo in a way nothing else had done.

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LAX cargo handlers arrested for pilfering gold bars worth $224K

The Supply Chain Journal

Two employees of cargo handling company Alliance Ground International who worked at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing four gold bars that were part of a larger shipment going from Australia to New York.

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Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. California cherry harvesting went into full swing earlier this month. produce with lower-grade items or ones sourced from other countries.

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California’s massive container-ship traffic jam is still really jammed

The Supply Chain Journal

Peak shipping season is coming soon — and the “parking lot” of container ships stuck at anchor off the coast of California is still there, with Oakland surpassing Los Angeles/Long Beach as the epicenter of congestion.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. 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 real-time cargo monitoring.

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FreightWaves Classics: The importance of logistics in the Korean War

The Supply Chain Journal

More complete information is available from many sources. In some months, the volumes of personnel, cargo and fuel sent to Korea met or exceeded those of some months of the Pacific Theater of 1941-45. The first Red Ball Express train with high priority cargo left Yokohama on July 23.

Sea change: Testing maritime uses for alternative energy

The Supply Chain Journal

The 100-foot-long catamaran, a converted racing boat, carries only five passengers and no cargo. At first blush it might seem irrelevant to the container industry or other segments of the marine cargo industry. A small, unusual-looking vessel docked in San Francisco last week.

Xwing completes landmark unmanned flight with Cessna aircraft

The Supply Chain Journal

Xwing, a startup company developing technologies for self-flying aircraft, announced Thursday it has completed what it called the world’s first fully autonomous demonstration flight of a commercial cargo aircraft from gate to gate. Source: Xwing).

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

is launching a new express vessel service into northern California Tuesday designed to help U.S. The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. Matson Inc.

What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

A third of all cargo is carried in passenger planes. So to meet capacity, airlines started to convert passenger planes into cargo planes at scale. Source ). In the last quarter of 2020, it became clear cargo rates weren’t coming down anytime soon.

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

Driver shortages and chassis availability at intermodal terminals continue to be an issue for customers, particularly in Southern California and the Midwest, according to service advisories from ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk. Source: SONAR). Source: SONAR).

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics Plus (Erie, Pennsylvania) — A logistics company providing truckload, less-than-truckload, fulfillment, international freight forwarding, air charter and project cargo services. Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

Crowley Logistics offers “single-source, full-cycle supply chain management solutions linking Central America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S.”. The company bought oil barging equipment from Shell to transport petroleum in the San Francisco Bay area and in southern California.

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. A digital supply chain management platform that monitors tens of thousands of data sources in real time—including weather feeds, port closures, traffic congestion and so forth—can immediately inform users where a supply chain disruption may occur and how that could affect their business.

The need to know

EFT

Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S. Tankers carrying Iranian fuel cargoes covered by a U.S. government source and a shipping source said on Thursday. California posts final regulations under landmark digital privacy law impacting, consumers, businesses.

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.

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. 2) Keep product design in-house : Musk knew from the start that the product design is a very critical mission because it dictates type of materials, manufacturing processes and source of supplies. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

The need to know

EFT

bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy on Wednesday as part of a wider push to decarbonise Europe’s largest economy, government sources said. California readies nation’s first electric truck sales and reporting mandate.

The need to know

EFT

EXCLUSIVE-Automakers seek delays, exemptions to India's planned new rules for parts -sources. A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier that will emit 90% less carbon dioxide than a conventional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo ship, it said on Thursday.

The need to know

EFT

EXCLUSIVE-Automakers seek delays, exemptions to India's planned new rules for parts -sources. A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier that will emit 90% less carbon dioxide than a conventional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo ship, it said on Thursday.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. About 40% of VF Corp’s production is sourced from the Americas, more than double the industry average.

Teamsters protest in SoCal gets burst of support from longshoremen

The Supply Chain Journal

What had been deemed a strike in Southern California by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — but was undertaken by people who were not employed — does appear to have disrupted some port operations in the Los Angeles/Long Beach port area Wednesday, albeit briefly.

China’s Full Truck digital freight platform pulls back curtain in prospectus

The Supply Chain Journal

billion in investments from several private equity sources. If shippers cancel shipping orders when truckers are already on their way to pick up cargoes, truckers can collect cancellation fees from our platform to cover the cost of travel,” the prospectus says.

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Among Piers: Empty containers continue making waves

The Supply Chain Journal

Amounting to 267,542 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the exported empties reflect “the need to reposition empty containers around the globe to provide the equipment necessary to support the strong cargo demand,” the port said in a press release this week. Port of New York and New Jersey.

Teamsters protest in SoCal gets burst of support from longshoremen

The Supply Chain Journal

What had been deemed a strike in Southern California by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — but was undertaken by people who were not employed — does appear to have disrupted some port operations in the Los Angeles/Long Beach port area Wednesday, albeit briefly.

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. Ethical Sourcing Forum (New York, NY). Andy Murray, Head of Technical Procurement at Nestlé, presented on the drivers of sustainable procurement/responsible sourcing and the challenges faced in the supply chain.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

DAT Solutions

Christmas trees are also ready for pickup, but experienced truckers will remind you to clean your trailer thoroughly after hauling trees, especially if you plan to follow with a load of food-grade cargo. Outbound rates increased in key California markets, including Sacramento, where rates rose 14¢ last week, to an average of $2.20 Harvests in Central California were bolstered by rain in October.

Market Update - Week of September 7, 2020

Freight Plus

California remains particularly problematic with import volumes remaining strong and expected to remain strong as importers look to get their goods produced and shipped prior to the Golden Week Holiday (10/1-10/8). TL/IMDL. ?.

Market Update - Week of September 7, 2020

Freight Plus

California remains particularly problematic with import volumes remaining strong and expected to remain strong as importers look to get their goods produced and shipped prior to the Golden Week Holiday (10/1-10/8). TL/IMDL. ?.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering. The CDC website is the most accurate source of information on COVID-19.

Takeaways from TPM 2019

3rdwave

Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. What’s more, that vessel will need to be repositioned twice without cargo, resulting in lost revenue for that asset. For those that are not familiar with the TPM conference, or Trans-Pacific Maritime, it is the premier conference for the container shipping industry.

Takeaways from TPM 2019

3rdwave

Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. What’s more, that vessel will need to be repositioned twice without cargo, resulting in lost revenue for that asset. For those that are not familiar with the TPM conference, or Trans-Pacific Maritime, it is the premier conference for the container shipping industry.