New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up. The calls for speed reached a fever pitch in Q1 of this year as freight piled up at the Ports in the wake of U.S.-China

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%

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Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . 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. At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation. Consolidation services combine multiple LTL shipments that are heading in similar locations into a full truckload, and you pay only for the space your freight takes up. Global Transportation Supply Chain Freight Consolidation LTL Truckload

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation. Consolidation services combine multiple LTL shipments that are heading in similar locations into a full truckload, and you pay only for the space your freight takes up. Global Transportation Supply Chain Freight Consolidation LTL Truckload

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. This is a week-long celebration in China. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping. In 2014, a port strike at Los Angeles-Long Beach caused severe congestion and freight delays.

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

Freightos

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? After news broke last month that Uber was unleashing a trucking offering, it came as no surprise when it launched Uber Freight , an online trucking marketplace for US LTL. Load-matching technology (even the Uber For Freight model) isn’t new. Technology, Infrastructure: Make Freight Great Again. million trucks moving 10 billion tons of freight. That’s a lot of freight. Focus on long-haul, not local.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. This is a week-long celebration in China. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping. In 2014, a port strike at Los Angeles-Long Beach caused severe congestion and freight delays.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). 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. Is Full container freight not moving?

This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency

Freightos

This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency. We’ve launched the world’s first door-to-door international freight estimator , powered by live global market rates. By increasing transparency into global freight pricing, we hope to empower millions of small and mid-size businesses around the world to improve efficiency, building on the success of the Freightos Marketplace. Freight and (In)Efficient Markets. All the 20’ containers are 20 foot long.

Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017

Freightos

Where Freight is Going in 2017. For decades, international freight’s mantra was a simple bigger is better. Sluggish global trade, reduced import volumes and record overcapacity showed that the global freight industry is in dire need of change. “the global freight industry is in dire need of change.” In freight, supply and demand can take years to synchronize. While imports flat-lined in 2016 , freight rates were anything but.

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments

Freightos

At JOC ’s TPM in Long Beach last month, no less than fifteen sessions featured technology, digitalization, and freight future-proofing. The venture capital industry is a key player in driving freight digitalization. 2: (Freight) Data Is The New Oil. Companies with first-hand global freight experience are investing heavily in the sector – UPS alone has made over 15 investments, according to CB Insights. Freight Insights General LogTech News

Advantages of the Port of Oakland for Import Freight

West Coast and California Logistics

Just as Hollywood blockbuster films get more notoriety than independent films, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach tend to get all the attention when it comes to the movement of inbound container freight to the West Coast. After all, these ports are the busiest in the U.S. and have set new volume records yet again in 2017. As with a well-crafted indie film, however, the Port of Oakland should not be overlooked.

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. Ocean Freight.

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Thanksgiving: 3 Reasons We’re Thankful For Freight

Freightos

So here are three changes that freight has given to us on Thanksgiving. 1: Cheap freight made Black Friday what it is. And it stems from the development of the global economy (freer trading, cheaper production, cheaper freight), with consumers in many countries who can now afford to spend for the fun of it. 2: Freight rates are cheaper this year. If you’re into logistics, you’ve watched international freight costs plunge over the past year. Freight Insights

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Freight In The Year Of The Monkey

Freightos

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey. China’s role in world trade is so large that even small changes can have a broad impact on the international freight industry. For local forwarders these platforms will drive more orders, more choices, reduced costs, and the opportunity to consolidate , allowing them to catch up with freight forwarding in advanced economies. China-US freight is getting Amazon’ed. BETTER INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT HAS ARRIVED.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. Over 100 double stack container trains, each a mile long, are now operating across U.S. 0 TEUs 0 meters long.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

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 that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution. Learn more about Kewill’s solutions for freight forwarders.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

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 that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution. Learn more about Kewill’s solutions for freight forwarders.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. In mid-September, we were focused on evacuating the Carolinas and diverting trucks and freight away from Hurricane Florence. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Freight Volumes Are Up, So What About Profits?

DAT Solutions

Shippers ramped up activity in March, according to the online freight marketplace DAT Solutions LLC. Loads available for shipment on the spot truckload market, where companies book freight transportation on a daily basis, were up 46% last month compared with February and 92% year-over-year. I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the market conditions for trucking in Q1.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

This year is off to an a typical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus. . However, the freight market outlook , at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy. . We are seeing several-year highs in freight volume. According to data gathered from Freight Waves SONAR , outbound tender volumes increased at a record pace. .

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival

Freightos

Supply and demand on US-China exports, combined with historically low freight prices, meant that, shipping a 40′ foot container from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Shenzhen costs less than the price of a mid-range MacBook. Trucking that same container from Long Beach to Chicago can cost more than double that price. Trucking that same container from Long Beach to Chicago can cost more than double that price. Freight Insights LogTech

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Integrating global freight services was only one challenge. For example, Generac works with our global forwarding and port services experts to optimize containerized freight moving from the West Coast to Chicago and beyond. Alan’s team can see the 40’ containers arriving at the port and they can track the freight as it is moved to a warehouse and is consolidated onto 53’ intermodal containers.

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. The trucking industry is hugely important for the United States’ supply chain— 67% of all freight in the U.S. Some companies are seeking relief by adopting what is being described as an ‘Uber for trucks’ model, designing apps to connect truckers, freight brokers, and logistics companies.

Trans-Pacific Port Congestion

American Global Logistics

Please note the following news concerning trans-Pacific Ocean freight. Carriers are reporting heavy congestion at some US ports due to unprecedented volumes being discharged in the period leading up to Chinese New Year, particularly in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath

Elementum

Months after the West Coast port strikes have ended, Los Angeles and Long Beach are finally picking up speed. Businesses should opt to temporarily ship products to other ports—besides using the more costly air freight alternative—to avoid inventory buildup. Think long-term to act short-term. But retailers are still recovering, and it could hurt their holiday preparations. After the strikes, some companies are left with too much stuff.

All The News You Need To Know: 7/9-7/13

Aborn and Co.

Surging imports and freight flow has trucking CEOs “euphoric.” In the first 5 months of 2018, the Port of Long Beach handled 3.2 Despite the looming threat of trade tariffs, or perhaps because of them, import traffic is way up. million TEU, a 15% increase. The port of Savannah’s TEU traffic was up 8.3% during

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. Jaimie Conley, Jeremy Fuller, Tucker Herbert, and Felipe Caro.

Coronavirus Update: Pandemic’s Effect on the US Logistics Market

Zipline Logistics

According to an article published in Freight Waves , “ Fewer ship calls in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as well as lingering effects from the United States’ trade war with China resulted in a 17.9% year-over-year drop in imports at the Port of Long Beach in February. ” . We are currently seeing several-year highs in freight volume. According to data gathered from Freight Waves SONAR , outbound tender volumes are increasing in record volumes. .

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

Talking Logistics

Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Moving on to trucking news, a platooning demonstration was conducted this week at Long Beach. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks. What’s wrong with this picture?

Lessons from CMA CGM, Maersk and K+N on Transparency and Digitalization

Freightos

Report from TPM Long Beach. It’s the freshly appointed CEO of CMA CGM, Rodolphe Saadé, speaking about the new opportunities that lie online during a session at Journal of Commerce’s TPM 2017 in Long Beach. There’s been a slow, persistent march towards increased digitalization and, yes, increased transparency, in the freight industry. Long workflows, extensive decision making structures and long-term relationships play an important role in how businesses procure.