A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /.

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.

Search Underway for Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

Supply Chain Network

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a global executive search to fill the the top post at the Port of Los Angeles. Under Mayor Garcetti’s direction, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners established an ad hoc search committee to oversee the process, which is comprised of Harbor Commission President Vilma Martinez and Commission Vice President David Arian.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the country. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. A New Freight Index.

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. A Look Inside Our Los Angeles Consolidation Center.

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. The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago.

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Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

But freight has mostly "normalized” on the spot market. NOTE: The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios for dry van freight. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

For van freight, we’re starting to see hot markets shift westward, with big rate increases out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Stockton, CA. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014.

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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Reefer freight is in transition.

Hurricane Florence path includes 4 port cities

DAT Solutions

Although the coastal towns in the path of Hurricane Florence are generally at the receiving end of the distribution chain, there are 4 port cities in the hurricane's path that will certainly affect freight movements — and likely result in rate increases in those markets. Freight Rates

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.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. National Average Freight Rates - April to-date. Los Angeles and Seattle had slight bumps up in pricing, but nothing exceptional.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8%

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.

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Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

DAT Solutions

The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. There has been a strong freight surge moving from Los Angeles toward the East, which is causing higher outbound volumes in cities like Chicago , Columbus and Memphis.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

Freightos

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51. growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Can’t keep up with freight pricing? Check live freight prices in seconds. Freight Insights LogTechWhy Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Research air freight options in situations you may have dismissed in the past. While backlogs are resolved, this may be an opportunity for you to keep your freight moving on time. Has your freight been delayed as it comes in from overseas? West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track.

Top 10 Freight Markets for Contract and Spot Freight

DAT Solutions

Current trends in freight can be explained by looking at the top ten contract markets by percentage of contract-spot mix. Top markets for van freight. For van freight, the top two contract markets are in southern California. England depend on longhaul freight out of the West.

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.

What happened to peak season?

DAT Solutions

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.

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?

Dog days of summer freight?

DAT Solutions

This would typically be a down time for freight, and while rates in July and August are lower than they were in June, they're still 25 to 30% higher than last year. It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. Demand for trucks rose in Los Angeles and Atlanta , but that was offset by declines in Texas (more on that below). Los Angeles to Denver also lost 20¢ at $3.15/mile.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Furthermore, manufacturers, especially small to mid-sized manufacturers, are likely to begin exploring drone delivery options, following the recent announcement from the Los Angeles Times that Google and UPS will begin looking into drone delivery as well.

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Post-Easter rebound doesn't reach truckload rates

DAT Solutions

Although van freight volumes recovered following Easter week, it wasn't enough to boost the national average van rate, which remains at $1.81/mi. Average outbound rates moved up in Los Angeles , Dallas , Charlotte and Buffalo. Phoenix to Los Angeles rose 6¢ to $1.32/mi.

Peak season is coming for freight

DAT Solutions

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. We usually look at the load-to-truck ratio as a way to measure how hot demand is for freight – the number of load post divided by truck posts.

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.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

The demand for refrigerated trailers peaked at year-end, but the extra-cold weather in many parts of the country has kept prices at record-setting levels in many areas, since those trailers are being used to keep freight from freezing. Nogales to Los Angeles surged to $3.36/mile.