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US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

And yet, containerized imports could pull back, at least temporarily, because the trans-Pacific shipping system has bounced against its max-capacity ceiling and can no longer bear the full load. In general, lead times to get containers onto ships in Asia are lengthening.

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on this week’s logistics news. How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. Shipping companies added capacity, but now containers are stuck in port. During the peak of port congestion in 2021, as many as 30 ships were waiting to enter an Oakland berth.


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This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Amazon announces new changes to inventory limits. USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Earlier this week, the Port of Oakland said it is defraying its rising costs through new funding from the U.S.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

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


We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Logistics capabilities.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Relative reefer capacity at loosest point since mid-September

The Supply Chain Journal

The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California. The California coastline is a parking lot of container ships , most of which are full to the brim with imports, awaiting berth.

Seasonality pushing rejections and rates higher ahead of the Fourth

The Supply Chain Journal

The west coast continues to provide seemingly non-stop container ships, while Houston, New Orleans, Miami and Savannah are seeing very strong throughput as well. The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California.