Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. The scheduled rotation is Ningbo-Shanghai-Oakland-Long Beach-Honolulu-Ningbo, the carrier said in a marketing sheet sent to customers. .

Final innings are coming soon on the fate of Oakland’s Howard Terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

Deciding the future of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal and whether it might disappear to make way for a baseball stadium is in what looks like the end game of the long process. Unlike the east Oakland site, it is not served with a close-by station on the BART rapid transit system.


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US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

During a call organized by investment bank Cowen and Company, one panelist in the intermodal logistics sector said that “big-box retailers are not seeing any slowdown.” import demand remains historically high.

Advantages of the Port of Oakland for Import Freight

West Coast and California Logistics

As with a well-crafted indie film, however, the Port of Oakland should not be overlooked. Port Logistics Northern California 3PLJust 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. After all, these ports are the busiest in the U.S. and have set new volume records yet again in 2017.

This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. The post This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

US ports face peak-season ‘gridlock plus’ as anchorages fill

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics consultant Jon Monroe warned Thursday, “Now we have a myriad of charter carriers all introducing vessels into a China-Pacific Southwest service at the same time the large carriers are adding extra loaders.

Yantian Port Congestion: How Can Shippers Navigate Another Major Supply Chain Disruption?

CH Robinson Logistics

This disruption also came on top of an already brittle logistics system which is currently grappling with several unprecedented challenges, including equipment shortages and decreased schedule reliability, to name a few.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

The Year the Ports Stole Christmas? Hopefully Not.

Logistics Viewpoints

I assume many Logistics Viewpoints readers are busy with their day-to-day responsibilities and have been unable to dig deeper into the status of the port congestion, but would like to know more as it is directly related to one’s day to day responsibilities at work.

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

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. 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). Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors. I didn’t do it.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Jan. 4, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

US PMI Very Strong in 2017, Construction to Start on New Logistics Hub in Port of Oakland, Nucor Thinks Supply Chain in Building New Steel Plant, Many Unhappy Returns in Retail

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics online. Indeed, Mercer Management Consulting says the sometimes overlooked function of logistics is becoming one of the keys to e-commerce success. You may also like: 2002: Oakland targets intermodal.

The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships

Talking Logistics

president and CEO of PPI, who is also a Professor of Marketing at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University. The post The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends extended payment terms Ford General Motors GM Honda John W.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

BNSF didn’t place these restrictions at the ports of Oakland, California, and Tacoma, Washington, MSC added. The rate of containers tendered to us on the West Coast continues to exceed the rate of out-gates from Logistics Park Chicago,” BNSF told FreightWaves. “We

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


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.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

After almost 100 blank sailings in each of January and February, the number of cancellations decreased in March and even fewer are expected in April, according to global logistics company Agility.

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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. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Future posts to look forward to in the next weeks include: Broad logistics trends. Consolidation of logistics’ trends.

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Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Thus, in addition to their roasting plant with an inbound warehouse attached to it, and a warehouse for outbound finished goods in nearby Oakland, the company also has 700 reps that source their product from roughly 100 small DSD warehouses across the nation.

Can you hear me? US ports not 100% connected

The Supply Chain Journal

It makes sense to make sure this funnel has no cracks so trade can flow smoothly through the entire network of logistical pipes. While we hear “data sharing” is the largest reason for not creating a port or national digital logistics system, that argument can be dismissed quite easily.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15 – 21)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Port of Oakland sets all-time cargo record. The Port of Oakland reached a milestone in April, setting an all-time record for cargo handling. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 15 – 21) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

FreightWaves Classics: Trailer Company of America combined two pioneering companies

The Supply Chain Journal

An article in the October 4, 1924 Oakland Tribune described Lapeer’s fifth wheel system: “Thousands of Lapeer trailers are in use throughout the country.

US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

Meanwhile, the Logistics Managers Index noted continued tightness in transportation capacity in May. The container market is seeing exorbitant charter rates — as high as $135,000 per day — while Oakland has topped LA and Long Beach as the most congested U.S.

Pearl lesson: Safe transport of dangerous goods essential

The Supply Chain Journal

The TT Club , with a global network that includes offices in London, Hong Kong, Sydney and New Jersey, provides insurance and related risk-management services to the transportation and logistics industry. Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. The company’s supermarket chain Safeway is piloting a remote-controlled grocery delivery cart in Northern California with automated logistics specialist Tortoise. logistics news Logistics News

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. The expansion underscores the need for shippers and carriers to adapt their strategies and operations in light of the growing complexity of the logistics field.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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.

FreightWaves Classics: Matson helps provision Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories and more

The Supply Chain Journal

West Coast ports (and to Matson at three of those facilities – Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma). A third Matson subsidiary is Matson Logistics , Inc., Matson Logistics increased Matson’s transportation network.

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


Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. XB Logistics’ is a U.S.-based 3PL Logistics 3PL CostsEarly this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour.

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Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. Corina Meoño is director of operations at Dedola Global Logistics , a global freight forwarder and provider of supply chain management services. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money. The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board


PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc., the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board.

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. How nimble is your supply chain logistics program? We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

They’d be the ones who were able to flex their supply chain and logistics plans to overcome some very challenging obstacles in the last 12 months. While some of the volume has returned to Long Beach and Oakland, there is still a significant contingent that continues to bypass the West in favor of eastern and southern entry points. We owe a good deal of our ability to drive competitive advantage to our logistics IT solutions like our TMS and transportation optimizer tool.

Ship carrying auto parts sinks off Japan coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Mitsubishi Logistics, Vantec Corp., Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland. A search is ongoing for three crew members reported missing from a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) vessel that sank off the coast of Japan early Friday morning. The MV Byakko sank at about 2:40 a.m.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

MarketWatchs Alexander Davis reports from Oakland, Calif. - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.