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 Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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. Since two of the re-scheduled ships docked in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend of September 10-11, demand has surged for vans in the L.A.

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Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses DistributionYour company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S. The by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S. distribution strategy. And one of the first things you will need to decide is your destination port.

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce. The central valley of California has been called "the nation's bread basket," as a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice and dairy products are shipped to all corners of North America. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

Warehouses in California Bursting with Chinese Goods Shipped Ahead of Tariff Deadlines

Material Handling and Logistics

“It’s been quite a run in the last six months,’’ says Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles, which ended 2018 with its busiest December on record with the equivalent of more than 900,000 20-foot containers moving through its docks

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweightIt can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. The post How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Drayage: Truck Turn Time

PLS Logistics

The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion. Supply Chain Shipping Productivity CarriersSevere winter weather and spring floods slowed truck turn times at intermodal terminals as well.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. MSC is interested to charter those ships. Those are indications that they don’t run a tight ship.

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. Anticipate Capacity Needs with Better ETAs Available storage and shipping capacities have decreased, making ocean shipping’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness more important than ever. Combat Tariffs by Relocating Supply Points With new tariffs on goods shipped between China and the U.S.,

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. California.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Covering loads has been easy in the Northeast, except outbound South Texas, Southern California, and Florida as capacity out of these regions is tighter with produce heating up. Refrigerated outbound Midwest to California capacity is hard to find currently because of increased demand from reopened production and produce season.

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

Talking Logistics

bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry. Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)?

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . No issues cover ing loads throughout the market, except for outbound freight from California, South Texas, Georgia, and Florida to the N ortheast as capacity is tighter. Refrigerated freight from California to the Southeast remains difficult to book with limited capacity. . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

This has especially been the case for Pacific N orth P lains and in outbound California refrigerated freight. . Rates for o utbound Midwest to California refrigerated freight have been climbing and getting tougher to cover. . Re frigerated freight out of California to the region has been difficult to book with limited capacity. . California re frigerated freight is showing some signs of recove ring. California .

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

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. Finally, in more terrestrial news, Walmart is making adjustments to its subscription shipping program.

Who said supply chains are boring?: How would you ship 500 trees.

Supply Chains Rock

How would you ship 500 trees to Iraq? Basically, her organization worked with a nursery and collected 400 trees from Long Island, New York and 100 from California and had them shipped via DHL to the US troops in Iraq. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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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.

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Inventory Replenishment Underway

Logistics Trends and Insights

Despite second-quarter losses reported by automotive manufacturers, GM noted that it was working to rebuild dealer inventory levels which included working with logistics and trucking companies to make sure vehicles ship as soon as they roll off the production line. The latest U.S.

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. There is no base rate because so many factors needed to calculate the cost to ship freight are constantly fluctuating. Popular Shipping Destinations. Below is a list of some of the more common places that shippers ship to and from. California. California to Hawaii.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

According to Reuters : California farmers were especially hard hit by the port disruptions, with export losses estimated to be running at hundreds of millions of dollars a week. The California Citrus Mutual trade group said the slowdown had cut members’ exports by half this season compared to recent years. It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed.

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

Cerasis

Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union. An expired contract between dock workers and shipping companies has caused an unprecedented slowdown at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where the United States receives about 40% of all imported goods.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., 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.

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

AFFLINK

Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. 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. Autonomy may present a lifeline for a beleaguered shipping industry.

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Sam is proof that at FeightCenter, we not only handle your shipping, we keep it in perspective and appreciate its significance to you and your family or business. Our experts can help you ship even the most unique cargo. Got something special to ship?

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. Tide in a box is coming to Amazon for easier shipping (CNN). California Fires: How Can Logistics Professionals Help? ALAN is now seeking support in response to the California fires. It’s lighter and takes up less space in a delivery truck—saving P&G money on shipping costs.