US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

The Institute for Supply Management Customers’ Inventories Index for May, released Tuesday, fell yet again, to 28 points. import demand remains historically high.

Container shipping’s stranger-than-fiction first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Around 20 container ships remain at anchor off Los Angeles/Long Beach, with waiting time of about a week, but the bigger problem now is in Oakland. The pileup of container ships anchored and drifting off Oakland remains as bad as ever.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

How Shanghai’s lockdown is dampening Port of Oakland volumes. The Port of Oakland reported cargo in April dropped 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago due to factory and port shutdowns in China. One of the issues with electric cars thus far has been the life of the battery.

This Week in Logistics News (April 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon announces new changes to inventory limits. USDA funding supports Port of Oakland pop-up container yard. Amazon is making more changes to its inventory limits, including a new extra-large category and an increased price threshold for its small and light program.

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake that struck Oakland, California on October 17, 1989. It replaced an earlier single-deck viaduct that had been built in the 1930s as one of the approaches to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

The strong economic recovery and need to rebuild retail inventory creates high out-of-season demand in port cities. Once sales rebalance, will inventory follow? Now, this congestion is spreading to Oakland, Vancouver, and Seattle ports. During last week’s Market Insights Live!

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Customers Inventories Index, released Monday, dropped to 28.4 The Census Bureau’s retail inventory-to-sales ratio in February was down to 1.23, 18% below the March 2019 number and the second lowest ratio ever (after this January’s).

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

GlobalTranz

Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 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. It 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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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Those two markets have benefited from harvests in August and September, but last week's volume may also include ocean freight from the ports of Tacoma and Oakland, respectively. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Customers Inventories Index, released Monday, dropped to 28.4 The Census Bureau’s retail inventory-to-sales ratio in February was down to 1.23, 18% below the March 2019 number and the second lowest ratio ever (after this January’s).

Traditional Retail Performance Metrics Aren’t Measuring Up

Logility

In a recent Logility blog post , Richie Proud, vice president of planning and inventory at Curaleaf, said this about the upheaval in the retail fashion sector: The digital transformation of the fashion industry has been immense over the past 6 months. Time to Adopt Next Genalytics.

Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

And there are still so many tailwinds: strong consumer demand buoyed by stimulus, very high accumulated savings, inventory restocking — and coming up next, the traditional peak season. Box ship arriving in congested Port of Oakland (Photo: Flickr/Darren Marshall). The good news for U.S.

Tender rejections moving atypically prior to holiday

The Supply Chain Journal

The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California. But, spending remains exceptional despite the moderation, and low inventory levels offset much of the decline that will occur from slowing demand.

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. But spending remains exceptional despite the moderation, and low inventory levels offset much of the decline that will occur from slowing demand.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

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. to Asia export bookings, especially in markets with low container inventory. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

The volume of containers imported through August continues to grow and we expect this to continue through October before a slack period arrives as the holiday season inventory buildup comes to an end,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “We ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

However, I did like the unique tiles and the expert design assistance offered by the first retailer and thought through what could have been an ideal customer experience for me: The tile retailer having the ability to look up the current inventory of the distributor online.

Seasonality pushing rejections and rates higher ahead of the Fourth

The Supply Chain Journal

The congestion at our nation’s ports has spread from Los Angeles and Long Beach to Oakland, California. But spending remains strong despite the moderation, and low inventory levels offset much of the decline that will occur from slowing demand.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time. And second, to avoid running out of in-demand products, the shipper would have to stock more inventory as a buffer for unpredictable demand during those 11 days. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

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

The Supply Chain Journal

We’ve seen customers have to make really tough decisions, prioritizing what inventory they absolutely need and which they don’t. But, experts say, with inventories at record lows even if demand growth ends, restocking will continue to drive trans-Pacific trade for several months. .

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

The Port of Oakland, on the other hand, posted an increase of 8.7 To get back on track, the Port of Oakland announced that they are hiring 400 more workers to ensure the speed and efficiency to customers. Any dip in cargo traffic from Tianjin will have a big effect on West Coast container traffic, and there are already reports of factories and warehouses closing indefinitely as inventory and buildings see irreparable damage.

Gridlock at US Ports is Reshaping the Supply Chain

RFgen

ports to make up the current backlog of ships and container inventory, the standoff’s impact is expected to be more far-reaching than initially thought.

Gridlock at US Ports is Reshaping the Supply Chain

RFgen

ports to make up the current backlog of ships and container inventory, the standoff’s impact is expected to be more far-reaching than initially thought.

An Interview with Logan Ensign, Client Solutions

Alloy

As you’d imagine, a good deal of our customers sell a lot around the holidays , and the unique challenges of monitoring promotions, sales, and inventory on Black Friday were super interesting. Inventory issues when sales are peaking are that much more painful, so prepping customers with “cockpit” Alloy views and helping them track performance was a very rewarding project. Logan Ensign is the Director of Client Solutions (CS) at Alloy.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.