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). Considered jointly, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the 9 th largest port in the world, handling most goods transiting between China and the United States. [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

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.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

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. Dataset proliferation, the ability to run complex calculations on the fly, and an increasingly data-driven orientation created a fertile ground for indexes, extending beyond finance, pork bellies, and freight. A New Freight Index.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. Can’t keep up with freight pricing? Freight Insights LogTech

What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It?

PLS Logistics

Drayage shipping is moving container freight over short distances, mainly in the same metropolitan area between ports, facilities, rail yards or other shipping hubs. The service is in extremely high demand in large port cities, like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Baltimore, […]. Blog drayage drayage services intermodal intermodal freight intermodal transportation

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. 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.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H. The state of today’s air freight market. Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. Air freight’s unique advantages.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H. The state of today’s air freight market. Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. Air freight’s unique advantages.

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.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

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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

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. Intermodal shipping will be a large growth driver for their businesses over the next 10-15 years. Intermodal shipping visibility. Intermodal shipping visibility | Transportfolio. A single shipment traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles may receive as many as eight tracking updates per day while on the rails.

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. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market. Asparagus, beans, and peas are shipping out of Western Michigan, and reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped up 47¢ to $3.17/mile.

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). Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

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. Air Freight.

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Save More on Cross-Border Freight – New Freightera Shipping Rates

Freightera

Better yet cross-border Canada-USA freight rates! Examples below are for shipping 500 lbs load (1 pallet/skid, 48x40x48, Class 150): Vancouver, BC to San Francisco, CA – Was: USD $186.27; Now: USD $158.21 – Save 16% more. Calgary, AB to Los Angeles, CA – Was: USD $349.94; Now: USD $183.92 – Save 88% more. Mississauga, ON to Los Angeles, CA – Was: USD $269.13; Now: USD $193.16 – Save 38% more. Happy shipping!

Did Santa save on shipping this year?

DAT Solutions

Demand was soaring for retail freight, and the ELD mandate that had just taken effect led to a major capacity crunch. Amid all that uncertainly, shipping rates skyrocketed, and it got even crazier in the month to follow. So while Santa didn't save all that much money on shipping this year, those presents were delivered amid much more stable spot marketplace. Out West, Los Angeles to Seattle rose 17¢ to $2.79/mile.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. Los Angeles to Denver also lost 20¢ at $3.15/mile.

The need to know

EFT

German startup sennder acquires Uber's European freight business. German freight startup sennder said on Wednesday it had acquired Uber’s European freight business in an all-stock deal that will see the U.S. Port of Los Angeles imports soar on restocking, holiday preparations.

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

Zipline Logistics

As a result, outbound truckload volume and rates from ports like Los Angeles tumbled significantly. . 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% We are currently seeing several-year highs in freight volume. Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

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.

New LTL freight rates in Canada and USA

Freightera

We don’t like to use the word “crazy” but what we’ve got for you is crazy-amazing savings in freight prices in both Canada and the USA, to help your business through these challenging times: Sample Rates in the USA (48” x 40” x 48”, 500 lbs, class 125): Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA — was: USD $186, n ow: USD $109 (savings: 41%). Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA — was: USD $194, n ow: USD $159 (savings: 18%). Freight Rates

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

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. .

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues. For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days. Los Angeles to Chicago fell 19¢ at $1.69/mile.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

Motor carrier transportation cost for 2014 was approximately $702 billion, and an additional $10 billion was found to exist within costs related to shipping. percent in the Los Angeles area alone. Ultimately, less space to store goods, which haven’t been purchased and shipped yet, results in higher cost of storage. Higher expenses of storage follows suit to produce higher shipping costs and higher product costs to consumers.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. 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.

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, AZ , was the only produce-shipping market to post any big rate increases last week, as many others were down significantly. Nogales to Los Angeles surged to $3.36/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.