Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. This will continue to be a challenge as long as the oil price per barrel remains above $70 (USD). Due to the heavy influx of cargo and issues downstream, the containers continue to be stacked making it difficult for the terminals to release the older containers. The post Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions appeared first on Transportfolio.

NFI Leads the Inauguration Ceremony Procession Celebrating the New Port of Long Beach Bridge

NFI

The Port of Long Beach celebrated the completion of its new, state-of-the-art bridge opening Monday, October 5, 2020. Designed to improve traffic and cargo flow, the six-lane.

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Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015

Elementum

Ports Of LA and Long Beach Fail To Continue Record Setting Growth. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to deal with the after-effects of February’s total port shutdowns, reporting mixed container volume growth for April. Long Beach managed to continuing an upwards trend, posting a modest 7.9% Long Beach, though catching up faster to year-to-date totals, has still handled.3%

Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports

American Global Logistics

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 […]. The post Cargo Surge Leads to Congestion at Southern California Ports appeared first on AGL.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach. Getting a port, like Long Beach, with issues since February, to recover following the work slowdown is going to take a LONG TIME. Shipping will not return to normal at the west coast ports for a LONG time.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

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 […]. 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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks, and until normal volume is reached, carriers would continue to selectively implement blank sailings, likely until the end of March. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

3rdwave

Conversely, it’s just as easy to find situations where parties are typing container numbers into terminal websites in the hopes of finding the true status of their cargo.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

Elementum

On July 21, truckers working for the Pacific 9 Transportation company went on indefinite strike, causing further congestion problems and delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

percent decline in container volumes from 2014 , while Long Beach reported its best month ever during the same time. Now, as traffic from Tianjin slows to a crawl, Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are poised to suffer the most from the decreased volumes. According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S.

US Deliveries Hit by Delays as Record Imports Spark West Coast Port Congestion

American Global Logistics

We’re seeing unprecedented levels of cargo,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of Port of Long Beach. The Loadstar —US importers are bracing themselves for more delays in the coming weeks, as congestion at the major west coast container gateways worsens, exacerbated by shortages of container chassis and rail cars. “We’re And a spokesperson for the port of […].

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. 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.

Toyota Puts Zero Emission Fuel-Cell Semi Truck to Test at The Port of Los Angeles

Supply Chain 24/7

Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo, quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions, Toyota is working to make this vision a reality

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

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

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are vital to the LA economy, not only because they provide a significant number of jobs in the shipping and logistics industries, but also because they give the city itself a competitive edge with regard to shipping times and transportation costs when it comes to operating a global businesses here. increase in containerized cargo volumes in May 2014 from the previous year.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

According to Mashable , “Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has begun testing drones for one-hour deliveries in several cities across China as part of a three-day-long promotional campaign.” The center will focus on the development of key long-term technologies [including autonomous driving technology] that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.”. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News. Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees.

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

Talking Logistics

Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). Moving on to trucking news, a platooning demonstration was conducted this week at Long Beach. According to the Long Beach Post Telegram : The first live display of automated truck platoons in Southern California appeared to roll without a hitch. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks. What’s wrong with this picture?

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations. This has turned out to be a boom year for growth in import cargo volume,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “It Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Although the situation on the ground is changing day by day, some trends can be identified which are likely to continue, or in some cases be exacerbated, for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll. The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. In addition to the workforce visibility, Roadnet Anywhere Tracking also includes several exceptions which can be uniquely configured to the fleet’s business model to define exception thresholds including max speed exceeded, GPS gap, late GPS, road speed exceeded, drivers out of contact, or stationary too long.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart. They were my dad’s favorite team, and mine too as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Cargo volume does not correlate directly with sales because only the number of containers is counted, not the value of the cargo inside, but nonetheless provides a barometer of retailers’ expectations. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S. have set a record high as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Flexibility, in particular in manufacturing, is an important skill that when implemented well can produce long term efficiencies and robustness to the supply chain. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico. Hold your imports as long as possible before committing to final delivery. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

This is a week-long celebration in China. The major impact will be to hazardous cargo (majority of classes), with a hold on Xiamen port from August 1st to September 7th, including imports to Xiamen, exports from Xiamen, and transfers via Xiamen. In 2014, a port strike at Los Angeles-Long Beach caused severe congestion and freight delays. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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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. Beneficial Cargo Owners, or BCOs, openly said shipping price increases are necessary for carriers to stay profitable.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Our confidence that this is going to go smoothly is not great,” Cameron Roberts, a Long Beach transportation and customs attorney, told the Journal of Commerce. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. Our confidence that this is going to go smoothly is not great,” Cameron Roberts, a Long Beach transportation and customs attorney, told the Journal of Commerce. To pile on the puns, it’s going to be a sea change for the industry.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Cargo Chief. Focus on long-haul, not local. Acquiring an autonomous trucking company was another clear indicator, as was the 2015 Uber Cargo test runs in Hong Kong. There’s a huge potential for vastly lower-priced (and more efficient) autonomous trucks, as well as autonomous cargo planes. billion dollars, enough to dig in for the long-haul in the long-haul space. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

Thus, these are America’s largest ocean ports: The Port of Los Angeles, The Port of Long Beach (California), The New York/New Jersey Port (Newark, NJ), The Georgia Ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge & Columbus) and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (Washington State). The Port of Long Beach is just south of LA. There are 369 companies listed in the drayage directory for the LA and Long Beach area. Based on statistics as of 2015, the following U.S.

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. And it’s growing even more complicated with the new demand for biologics-based products that need to be stored at colder-than-average temperatures during their long journey to patients, hospitals and pharmacies. While the number of pharma companies currently involved in the space is modest, the long-term opportunities and health benefits are tremendous.