The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain

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West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. Small businesses around the Bay Area have expressed their concern over the matter, as delayed or stagnant cargo means there isn’t enough business to keep operations going.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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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.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling & Logistics

Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains.

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.

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

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Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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4 Dallas, TX: The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

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While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

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The Port of Oakland, on the other hand, posted an increase of 8.7 To get back on track, the Port of Oakland announced that they are hiring 400 more workers to ensure the speed and efficiency to customers. 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. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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</p> <p><strong>#4 </strong><strong>Dallas, TX: </strong></p> <p>The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area is high on our demand list partly because of its prime location for access to major interstate highways and its air cargo infrastructure.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. to Stockton , possibly due to expanded capacity at the Ports of Stockton and Oakland.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

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They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

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They serve regional markets and are unlikely to receive large volumes of cargo headed to the battleground region. Oakland and the Seattle-Tacoma ports on the West Coast. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.