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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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect. In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. This price tag can be greatly reduced, however, by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in overweight container logistics. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweight

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. This year’s version of the State of Logistics Report revealed that third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) and those involved in the supply chain have experienced the greatest gain and economic turnaround since the Great Recession of nearly a decade ago. Growth in Logistics.

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Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. What’s more, Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced earlier this year that the Chinese giant would invest nearly $16 billion dollars in logistics over the 5 to 8 years, while a Chinese logistics provider in which it invested $256 million dollars is contemplating an IPO. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

At the same time, customers are demanding shorter shipping timelines. Houston and Los Angeles will be our first 2019 expansion markets. Los Angeles will be strategically located near the Port of Los Angeles, a major container port. The Los Angeles location will be instrumental for our clients that import product from Asia.". RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? As you may or may not know, Cerasis is a transportation management company who works with manufacturers and distributors so that they may have efficient transportation and logistics processes so that they do not spend more money in time or direct carrier costs which could add up to a lot of money and hurt the competitiveness of the manufacturing company.

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

Zipline Logistics

The spillover to the logistics industry began last month as volume into US ports dropped significantly. . 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% Zipline Logistics Can Help Navigate Uncertainty

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. Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters).

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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. 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. Malcom McLean and the History of Shipping Containers.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Finally, there are more than 20 cargo ships anchored at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to be unloaded. According to news reports , some ships have been anchored for more than two weeks, and once they get a berth, it is taking as much as 8 days to unload. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s go straight to it.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Mastering Last Mile Logistics Remains a Challenge

Enterra Insights

Logistics providers probably look longingly on the days when the last mile of the supply chain primarily meant delivering goods to the store in which they were sold. Petersen ( @IMSResultsCount ), CEO of Integrated Marketing Solutions, notes that mastering last mile logistics is particularly important for any company whose primary source of revenue is a subscription model.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Nonetheless, I put on my cycling gear and went for a couple of rides this week as I begin turning up the training dial in preparation for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride, which is just four months away in Saratoga Springs, NY. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires ShipRush. Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. The service will begin in Los Angeles and New York on November 17, with plans to expand it to Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities next year. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

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.

The need to know

EFT

Port of Los Angeles imports soar on restocking, holiday preparations. Hyundai Samho delivers world's first LNG-powered very large container ship v. EU parliament votes to make ships pay for their pollution. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

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. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do? All modes of the logistics industry are seeing a shortage of drivers. Freight Logistics Supply Chain westcoast port shutdown

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. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

Prince Rupert, for instance, is the closest North American port to Asia due to the curvature of the Earth, and is more than 68 hours closer to Shanghai by boat than Los Angeles, according to its port authority [emphasis mine]. As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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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. 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. Ryder Dedicated, a logistics division of Ryder System Inc.,

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. In order to prove the potential value of a commercial trade digitization solution, IBM and Maersk have worked with a number of trading partners, government authorities and logistics companies. It’s snowing outside.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. Under Los Angeles’ new requirements, the minimum wage will increase to $10.50 A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. . XB Logistics’ is a U.S.-based 3PL Logistics 3PL Costs

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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.

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Building predictive analytics in an unpredictable age

EFT

This is making predictive analytics a tough proposition this year for all players working in the logistics space. We had multiple orders in the 300,000- to 600,000-unit range for things like school systems, Los Angeles, New York, etc.

Building predictive analytics in an unpredictable age

EFT

This is making predictive analytics a tough proposition this year for all players working in the logistics space. We had multiple orders in the 300,000- to 600,000-unit range for things like school systems, Los Angeles, New York, etc.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

Volume at the Port of Los Angeles dropped significantly last year as the US-Chinese Trade War escalated throughout 2019. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal , traffic at the Port dropped by 17 percent in December when compared to 2018 figures. . 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%

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

Freightos

This chart , taken from the free Freightos Rate Insight tool, represents a snapshot, taken this week, of the price ranges across different carriers for a 40’ container that will be shipped along the same route – from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Freightos’ technology powers international freight sales and management for over one thousand logistics providers, as well as thousands of importers and exporters.

The need to know

EFT

At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam. sanctions imposed on Iranian shipping network over proliferation take effect. Rhine water level rises but still too for normal shipping. Amazon Air's fleet expansion is a bid for logistics domination.