Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

American Global Logistics

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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

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. 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.

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . 6 Key Trends in Supply Chain. Management Professionals in Supply Chains.

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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.

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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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. 40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Supply Chains at Risk. How then can your business protect itself from the risks of such overwhelming supply chain disruptions?

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. KeyTone and arviem unveil strategic partnership to deliver trade monitoring and management services for global supply chain visibility Cupertino, CA, February 09, 2011: KeyTone Technologies, a recognized leader in RFID and other sensor-based solutions, announced today its strategic partnership with arviem to deliver ”in-transit” trade monitoring and management services to Fortune 1000 companies around the globe.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

“In addition to the actual threats, many factors make global supply chains complex and challenging to secure. 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

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

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. • Poor training for handlers throughout the supply chain. A good Supply chain management system can reduces the unwanted expenditure which is present at every stage of company.

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

Cerasis

And for the C-Level Executives who are pressuring their supply chain team to “do something,” it may be time for a reality check. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do? Most supply chains are by nature, robust entities that can weather almost any challenge. But occasionally an outside force so intense occurs that can cause part of your supply chain to weaken and put at risk your bottom line.

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

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ).

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Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market. Communication between the many stakeholders involved in the cold supply chain (manufacturers, distributors, retailers, cargo companies, etc.).

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

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

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

Talking Logistics

As I struggle to put on my ski boots, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, starting with a $1 billion investment in a logistics startup. This Week in News Amazon ATA Truck Tonnage Index cargo theft Cass Freight Index Flexport tariffs Walmart

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Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. 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. Other companies also rely on real-time, supply chain-related news especially about weather events.

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

The event was sponsored by Coupa, one of the leading providers of software, and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and from California were present. Business at the Port of Houston is robust, and the volume is growing, based on the hope that the Panama Canal expansion will drive more cargo into the port.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

Hurricane Maria, which knocked out all power supply for 3.4 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. Failure to take steps to mitigate the impact of extreme weather disasters can be detrimental to the entire global supply chain.

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. Combat Tariffs by Relocating Supply Points With new tariffs on goods shipped between China and the U.S.,

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub.

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.

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.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

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

Supply Chain Network

From a carbon footprint perspective, the Last Mile delivery of single e-commerce parcels to individual consumer dwellings is one of the most inefficient, costly and carbon producing activities in the retail and consumer goods supply chain!

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. 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

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. 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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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub.