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


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. However, without enough dockworkers to unload ships, freight is not being unloaded fast enough.

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. As with a well-crafted indie film, however, the Port of Oakland should not be overlooked.

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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.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. Those eastbound freight moves will become more urgent, and rates are likely to rise further, as Black Friday draws closer. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. Freight data use. Freight claims management practices. FreightIt is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox. I selected them all and held my finger just above the Delete key — “How liberating, how euphoric it would be,” I told myself, “a split second, that’s all it would take”…but I just couldn’t do it.

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., This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News. Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland. We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

LTL Rate Update: Cross-Border USA & Canada, and Canada Domestic


Owen Sound, ON to Oakland, CA – $353.38 Freight RatesDear Shippers, We hope you’re well. Our hearts are with all of you impacted by the West Coast wildfires in the last few weeks. Even here in Vancouver, Canada, the air is gray, brown, and unhealthy. Reviewing our best cross-border LTL rates from previous updates, we just found many rates not showing consistently. We don’t know how long this was happening, but we fixed it in no time.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


With the estimated average ocean freight of $1000 per TEU, ocean carrier revenue loss adds up to $1.9b. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Los Angeles / Long Beach and Oakland have severe congestion due to lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China / Asia. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. At Transplace, we strive to prioritize the needs of our customers, our community, and our team members.

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

DAT Solutions

Contract carriers are busy with their regularly scheduled hauls, so a lot of the late-arriving freight gets tendered to brokers and 3PLs. 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. The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight.

SAVE up to 50% with our new USA-Canada Cross-Border LTL Rates


See Our New, All-Inclusive LTL Freight Rates — Ready for Online Booking on Owen Sound, ON to Oakland, CA – Was: $508.35 How are you doing this summer? With the heat waves baking so much of the US and Canada, Vancouver’s mild weather has been a godsend. Meanwhile, we haven’t been announcing many rate updates lately with a lot of our programming resources shifted to other areas of your experience.

“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.”


In sports I lean more to Al Davis, the now-deceased owner of the Oakland Raiders, who once said. I run a trucking software and freight brokerage software business. It was a sad moment no doubt. Back in 2015 when the President of Nokia – Nokia, the star child of Finnish technology sector – announced that it was being purchased by Microsoft. The sale was greased no doubt by the fact that its President, Stephen Alsop, was in fact a former senior bigwig from Microsoft.