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.

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.

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. . 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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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. Freight and (In)Efficient Markets. Today, core freight services are a commodity.

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. Freight Insights LogTech

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.

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. China-US freight is getting Amazon’ed. BETTER INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT HAS ARRIVED. Freight Insights

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.

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

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. destination, the combined Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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?

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.

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).

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.

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). It’s snowing outside.

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.

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. Freight Insights LogTech

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

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight.

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

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.

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. Freight services providers can do the same.

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.

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. More restaurant spending, more contract freight. As domestic production declines, refrigerated freight activity is increasing at ports in the Southeast, and at border crossings between the U.S.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). billion of freight under management.” With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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

Talking Logistics

In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees.

Port Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find Relief

Supply Chain Collaborator

Compounding the problem is the emergence of megaships which are taxing the aging infrastructure of US ports leading to long back-ups for trucking. However, it is not easy to quickly transition from distribution strategies built around receiving at ports in Long Beach and New York.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship. However, some of the largest most complex supply chains – like those at Walmart, Target Stores, Hasbro Toys and others – are seemingly able to pivot on a dime in response to external pressures on supply lines.